Julius Malema – Facts You Need To Know About Him

He originates from Seshego

Julius Sello Malema today is a widespread name both globally and locally. Also listed among the anti-apartheid heroes, Malema was born to single domestic worker mom in Seshego, Limpopo on 3 March 1981. He attended Mohlakaneng High School and later 2010 joined the University of South Africa for a Diploma in Youth Development. Julius then enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African languages and graduated in March 2016. Malema got married to the longtime love in 2014 and got one son.

Malema Began Controversies At a Tender Aage

The troublemaking Malema began his political advancements relatively early, at age nine when he joined the ANC movement, Masupatsela (Trailblazers). The primary duty involved illegally removing the National Party posters placed outside police stations. Malema got elected as both chairperson of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Seshego branch and the regional chair in 1995. After two years, he became the chair of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) for the Limpopo province and became the national president in 2001.

Julius Records Many Ridicules

The many debated, socio-political statements from Malema make him a frequent target for ridiculing. For instance, he was quoted in 2003, saying that the student union got the determination to burn the prison Winnie Madikizela-Mandela got locked in to stop her detaining.

Also, he went viral globally in June 2008 declaring to wage war on supposed Jacob Zuma’s prosecutions about fraud and corruption. The remark drew widespread criticism and complaints. This remark from him made the ANC to moderately distance itself from his proclamation the following day.

He Has Allegations Too

Like any other politician, many corruption accusations have come handy to Malema. One is a report claimed by the media, City Press newspaper in July 2011 who mentioned the secret family trust and lavish lifestyle. The comments targeted Ratanang Family Trust, so-called after Malema’s five-year-old son. This company got certified a month barely after the election as the ANYCL president in Pretoria.

Also highlighted was the fact that many senior politicians, companies, mayors, contractors and municipal managers transacted thousands into the account. The findings were that the lavished amounts were in exchange for Malema supporting deals and pushing their agenda. But Malema reacted and disapproved the media for probing into his affluence.

Malema Got Suspended From ANC

On 16 August 2011, the ANC served charges to Julius Malema and Floyd Shivabmu, the spokesperson for the ANCYL. Both got charged with violating the ANC Constitution, for instance disgracing the ANC through the expressions and speeches on Botswana and propagating splitting up of the movement. The corrective trials were then fixed to start on 30 August and led to the suspension of the duo for three years.

He Is Against Denationalization

The suspension from the ANC triggered many political analysts to conclude that it meant the end of his political career. This came up since Malema relied on the past practice to get all agendas supported by the ANC. With the oath to fight against the incapacity of the South African government to launch domestic and international policies advantageous to the expansion of the country.

Malema Remain Radical In Seshego

The suspended duo created own political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters on 10 July 2013. Malema explained that the party came up with a new strategy against opposition parties like Agang South Africa. The parties primary objective lies on the unchanging land expropriation principles and nationalization of mines without compensation. The fiery youth leader still continues with his campaigns.

 

Meeting Oyena Anele Vilana: The Golden Kid of Diepkloof

Finding opportunities and succeeding in a country like South Africa can be a challenge. It is the survival of the fittest

indeed. To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. There are certain people who never lose sight of where they’re going, who understand that no matter how hard it is, they need to just keep going because failure comes when you give up. Let me introduce you to Anele Vilana aka “Oyena” he was born in a Diepkloof Zone 3 a suburb in Soweto, an area where anything is possible.

Meet Anele Vilana “Oyena”

I was one of the many kids who got a chance to be part of ongoing talent searches and skill development programs in

Anele Vilana

and around Gauteng. Born into a single-headed family of four children whom all but one had a thing for the entertainment industry and being the youngest I had to fight extra hard to get myself noticed and to break free from the chains that kept me bound living under the shadows of my fellow siblings.

During my years of primary and high school I was a very active and social learner, when others saw dancing as a form of entertainment I saw it as the platform for prominence and vastness within the dance. Later on, I got absorbed into acting and became more knowledgeable through the acting workshops I attended seasonally. Famous 4 gave me a real opportunity when we won the JIKA MA JIKA crew vs crew dance competition in 2011 which also got me working with various international and local musicians. In 2012 I was given the privilege to be part of the Bounce crew. In 2013 I got a call back to be one of the lead actors in the movie, ’Hear me Move’ film. Thereafter, I have been doing featured jobs in theatre acts as a puppet operator.

I’m now pursuing my musical career as a solo artist in a genre popular known as Kwaito. Offstage and away from the flashing lights, I engage in “giving back” activities such as helping those who are struggling with overcoming substance abuse, and sports activities in our area. It is an initiative I have taken on as young artists to give hope to the youth from the township

(Soweto) and setting high standards as a good role model. I give hope that coming from the township or an impoverished background should not define you or limit how you turn out in life.

Profile of Anele “Oyena” Vilana

Film
  • Hear Me Move
  • Arnold main actor
  • Coal stove Pictures
Television
Rhythm City

Supporting act

Quizzical production (Pty)

Bounce

Bounce Crew Dancer

Red Pepper Productions

Soul Buddyz

Member of Soccer team Bobby

Heaney Productions

Theatre
Regiments

Big bull Buffalo

Regiments 10th Annual Convention Centre

Aromat

Egg Puppet Lead

TCC Soweto Theatre Comedy Night

Caltex Australia

Elephant puppet

Fried Glass Events Production

Billboard

FNB internet banking

supporting act

Skills include but not limited to;
  • Dance
  • Featured film
  • TV acting industrial
  • Commercial acting
  • Voice over talent
  • Presenting
  • Competitive acting
  • Short films
  • Stage acting
  • Extreme sports

Chat with Anele Oyena Vilana at 081 589 0752

Racism Tearing our Country Apart

Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity which is a big factor in South Africa. There seems to be a racism story popping up every two or three months. South Africa with its history of racism and racial injustices seems to be taking one step forward and three steps backwards. However, the issue around racism often gets thrown out of proportion at times.

We often see interracial argument or disagreement turning into a race issue, None Black South Africans often get accused of being racist and Black South Africans often see themselves as the victims of the racism. It is sad how everyone needs to tiptoe around each other because they might just be labelled racist. Racism still exist within the borders of South Africa and this cannot be justified. There’s too much anger, fear and hidden agendas that need to be brought forward and addressed. It’s a pity that this topic upsets most people and avoided by many unless if they are accusing or being accused of it. As a country, we need to find a way to live together in peace but from where I’m sitting that seems far fetched but we can certainly make it work if we try, I don’t know how but we need to make it work for the next generations to come. We cannot let this mess continue.

Most recently Miss SA, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was accused of being racist, because she wore latex gloves while serving food to black children. She came out and apologized and explained that it was a hygienic gesture but somehow it angered some South Africans as they couldn’t understand why she had to wear gloves around black children from Soweto. It was a puzzling matter because some critics made good points but again it could have been as innocent as she says it was because as seen on the pictures other volunteers also had gloves on.