Wonkie Author Profile - Pratish Mistry

Besides being a bit of a cartoon himself, Pratish Mistry is a prolific writer and artist. His articles span a range of topics including professional coaching, political analysis, economics, spirituality, and humour.

Mohammed Morsi and the Arab Fall

August 12th, 2020 (Updated)

That Egyptian politics is a mess is beyond question. The process used by minority groups to forcibly remove President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood could well signal the start of the Arab Fall. If Egyptians do not respect their vote, civil war will surely be on the horizon.

Snowden: Privacy vs Gambling with Security

August 12th, 2020 (Updated)

As the world is being distracted by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s personal plight to find asylum, the real issues surrounding what he exposed are disappearing. The right to privacy, government snooping in the name of national security, and moral obligations to do the right thing are some of the big things that should be on the public’s attention should be focused on.

Goodbye Nelson Mandela, Goodbye Madiba

August 12th, 2020 (Updated)

While opportunistic reporters and distraught South Africans swamp the hospital Nelson Mandela is in, Wonkie takes a moment to sincerely acknowledge and thank Madiba before bidding him goodbye.

Jacob Zuma Name-Dropping – Gupta Style!

August 12th, 2020 (Updated)

Corruption is rife in South Africa. The Gupta report demonstrates that simply dropping Jacob Zuma’s name opens many doors in South Africa – whether you’re a tenderpreneur looking to secure your next windfall, or in need of a military air force base for your wedding party, Jacob Zuma is the name to drop.

Mandela & Thatcher – Leadership Legacies

August 12th, 2020 (Updated)

Margaret Thatcher’s death in the UK last week has raised the question about the real legacy she left behind. In light of this, and the Iron Lady’s theme song, Wonkie considers what the legacy of Nelson Mandela will be in South Africa after he dies.