After failing in pretty much every ministerial portfolio he’s ever held, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa has decided that his legacy should be a new name for Mzansi. According to BusinessTech the minister plans on lobbying the ANC NEC — a governing body about as useful as garlic and beetroots are at fighting HIV/AIDS — with his new vanity project.
Speaking at a cadre’s forum over the weekend, the minister said South Africa isn’t a name, but rather “a geographical description of where we are,” well spotted. He added that while the ruling party has made some progress in dealing with the remnants of colonialism, places like Durban — and clearly the country itself — could still be renamed. read more