Mbali Hlubi

Mbali Hlubi is a South African writer passionate about writing to make a difference in the world and raise awareness. Her articles often address social issues relevant to the African continent. Mbali graduated from Rhodes University with an Honours degree in English. She is very fond of the arts and enjoys public speaking, music, and literature. Mbali loves traveling and prides herself on being culturally sensitive and aware. Not only does she enjoy exploring and learning about global cultures, but Mbali also has a strong appreciation towards philosophy, and she values researching, raising awareness and imparting knowledge to others about her continent of origin, Africa.

African Women’s Participation in Political Leadership

Historically, politics or government leadership have been depicted as a masculine line of work. Generationally speaking, men have been given the inherent right to govern society’s public arenas. Political cultures and current theorists have either expressly or tacitly granted males the right to lead (Annan 87). According to ancient philosophers and contemporary theorists, men are …

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Could this be the end for Africa’s last absolute monarchy?

A wave of pro-democracy demonstrations and violent riots erupted amid Southern Africa’s 2021 winter season. Anti-monarchy protests flared across the kingdom of Eswatini (the continent’s last absolute monarchy). Various news reports described the protest situation as violent, chaotic and deadly. Amid the protest action, government properties were set alight while military forces mercilessly opened fire …

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The African Body and Popular Culture

This article centers itself on body politics, with a specific focus on reflections regarding the body in African popular culture. Relying on the experimental findings and analytical works of South African writers/researchers Mpho Motseki and Toks Oyedemi, this article aims to aid in contributing towards an informative discussion on body politics from the perspective of …

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South Africa’s Contemporary Relationship to Racism

In the words of the well-known white South African academic, Samantha Vice; “South Africa is a strange and morally tangled place to live in” (323). While it can be agreed that for a nation like South Africa, there is a liberating sense of restorative power that has been cultivated since the ending of apartheid. What …

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Blasphemy and Censorship on the African Continent

In today’s dictionary, blasphemy is defined as: “the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.” This article will discuss and consider the inexplicit conclusions drawn by religious laws on the African continent. Aided by records made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the article aims …

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How does a global pandemic affect a developed nation differently from a developing nation?

The coronavirus has become a major global pandemic since its first reported case in Wuhan China back in November 2019. Considering the rapid worldwide spread of the virus, it has become clear that the virus does not discriminate, thus placing nations across the world into the same boat. From ‘developed’ to ‘developing’ to ‘third world’ …

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