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Khaya Sibeko

Football.Bookworm.Cinematic Music. “The greatest contribution from Africans will be to give the world a more human face” Bantu S. Biko,

Thoughts of a Young Nation

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(Excerpt by Khaya Sibeko) It’s 9am on a Wednesday morning and I’m doing a Usian Bolt out of the house with the intention of making it to the taxi rank and catch a taxi that will get me from Sebokeng to corner Sauer and Bree Street in 55 minutes. I, along with Tebogo and Karabo, have an interview with the one half of  Unreleased Record – Young Nation. Because the digital publication we work for is such an important one the forces of good seem to favour me and ensure that there no traffic impediments as the taxi dashes to the City Of Gold. When I get to Kaldis Coffee Shop, where the interview is scheduled to take place, I find that Tebogo and Karabo have ordered and I so I do like wise but only after I was star struck by the sight of the legendary guitarist, Vusi Mahlasela, who, from observation, was also conducting an interview.

After settling down and familiarizing myself with the morning’s The Star headlines, a rather well built man wearing shades surveys the environment possibly looking for his would be interviewers. We make his aware of us and he proceeds to our table. Greetings along with firm hand shakes are exchanged. We opt to sit out side because of the chilly nature of Joburg winter mornings. Karabo, the brain behind the magazines, gives Young Nations a brief history of the publication and what we are about. And so we begin to understand the thoughts of a young nation.

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