Charles Molele is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. Charles joined the paper in 2011. He has covered general news, court and politics for the past 19 years, and also worked as a senior reporter for the Saturday Star, Sunday World, ThisDay, Sunday Times and is former politics editor of the New Age. Charles's other career highlights include covering Kenya's violent general elections (2007/08), Zimbabwe’s sham general elections (2008), Mozambique's food riots (2010) and the historic re-election of US President Barack Obama (2012).
What is the meaning of Africa? Who qualifies to be called an African, and who doesn’t? What is decolonisation in Africa?
‘Decolonisation will happen, with or without corporate and government approval. After all, it is not for them. It is for the oppressed’