Peanut butter man: George Washington Cover

Peanut butter inventor: George, Washington Cover, 1860 – 5 January 1943.

Peanut butter is an enjoyable bread spread that would complement your breakfast to start a day positively.

It is very important to know inventors behind certain products that are part and parcel of our live to give them credits they deserve.

If you have been curious to know the inventor of a favorite household bread spread; peanut butter, yes all the credits goes to George Washington Cover

George Washington Cover created more than 300 products from the peanut plant including peanut butter.

George Washington Cover was prominent agricultural scientists in the 20th century especially among black communities in the United States of America, He helped many black farmers to manufacture various agricultural products.

Music: a syndrome of social ills.

We listen to music almost every day for various reasons. Music is important to facilitate learning in children i.e, children may find it easier to associate different vowels or alphabets with certain musical instrument key notes to remember them.

Music is also important to console a broken heart i.e, there are many R&B and soul music that can serve that purpose to those hearts that are hurt or cultivate love into our souls.

As much as music can be beneficial to our lives, it can be destructive towards the behaviors of people at large.

Research conducted by Gordon C. Nagayama Hall Mike Foster and Christy Barongan in 1995, indicated that people who listen to any music that contains sexual provocative lyrical content are likely to become sexual abusive or even rape.

Minister Bhekie Cele cited some crime statistics in South Africa and mentioned that 8,922 cases of rape were reported during the last quarter.

Government is fighting insurmountable war against gender based violence and rape if there would be some music that exacerbate such crime.

Government should put control over violent or vulgar musical content because it is a contributing factor to the social ills.

Journal by Clark and Giacomantonio, 2015: “Throughout every culture in the world, one can examine the important impact that music has on people immersed in that specific group. Sociologists and psychologists have been able to determine that music plays a crucial factor in one’s behavior and upbringing”.

Song such as “John vuli gate” would definitely exacerbate rape and sexual immoralities during the festive season.

Onus is upon the parents and teachers to ensure children are not exposed to such music of the bad influences.

Is EFF the hope of South Africa?

Maritzburg College students: Olwethu Kuhle, Yamkela Mbabama and Aphiwe Mlotshwa.

It has been three years since Olwethu, Yamkela and Aphiwe portrayed EFF slogan and showed their support to the political party that its membership is growing tremendously.

EFF was formed in 26 July 2013 by Julius Sello Malema and Flyod Shivambu after he was expelled from the ANC Youth League.

EFF was formed based on its seven pillars:

1. Expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation for equal redistribution in use.

2. Nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy, without compensation.

3. Building state and government capacity, which will lead to the abolishment of tenders.

4. Free quality education, healthcare, housing, and sanitation.

5. Massive protected industrial development to create millions of sustainable jobs, including the introduction of minimum wages in order to close the wage gap between the rich and the poor, close the apartheid wage gap and promote rapid career paths for Africans in the workplace.

6. Massive development of the African economy and advocating for a move from reconciliation to justice in the entire continent.

7. Open, accountable, corrupt-free government and society without fear of victimisation by state agencies.

South Africa is a victim of racial discrimination and inequality. After 1994 SA became a democratic country but racism wants to open the apartheid doors again.

The recent racism allegation was leveled against Brackenfell High School in Western Cape by EFF when only white students were invited to the matric dance.

EFF went to the school and conducted a protest, but promised not to disturb examination that was still underway.

There is a huge gap between private and public education system in South Africa, most of the government schools do not have adequate educational resources hence black parents who can afford private education chose to take their children to the model c schools to get a best education, while those children become the victim of an everyday racism attack.

Schools that still conduct classes under the tree, is a disappointment to the nation after 1994. South African government should provide schools with all necessary educational resources that can be also found in the private schools as well.