Monthly Archives: February 2010

32 YEARS AFTER SOBUKWE’S DEATH – A TRIBUTE TO A HERO!

Robert Sobukwe (city press)

The 27th February will mark the 32nd anniversary of the death of PAC founding President, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe. Sobukwe was a brilliant student. Godfrey Pitje who graduated at Fort Hare in 1945 said "Sobukwe was towering over us, even those

THE FOXES AND THE WOLVES OF THE 21ST CENTURY

“The wolf and the fox are both enemies of humanity; both are canine; both humiliate and mutilate their victims. Both have the same objectives, but differ only in methods.” - Malcolm X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Addis Ababa, July 17, 1964 The

THE AFRIKAN PLEDGE

The month of February is celebrated throughout the African World as Afrikan History Month since 1960. Initially launched in 1926, the celebration was only week-long. As part of this annual celebration, Mayihlome News brings you the African Pledge. We are

ZUMA‘S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS WAS A DISAPPOINTING REMIX OF THE SAME OLD SONG

Since South Africa's inception as a "democracy" in 1994, there has always been a tinkering on the edges of the country's socio-economic problems. There is a lot of playing around with words and repeating the same themes in all the

WHAT IS THIS HULLABALOO ABOUT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA?

There is this hullabaloo around the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison which falls on the 11th February. The media, which created this hue and cry in the first place, is abuzz with the news of

IN MEMORY OF DR. CHEIKH ANTA DIOP: THE FOREMOST AFRICAN CULTURAL BRAINPOWER

The 7th February marks the 24th anniversary of the death of world renowned multi-disciplinary scholar and Pan Africanist, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop. Diop was born on December 23, 1923, in Diourbel west of Senegal. His mother tongue is Wolof. He

SHOOT TO KILL IS A CHEAP WAY TO FIX A DILAPIDATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Towards the end of last year South Africa introduced the 'Shoo to Kill' policy championed by the Deputy Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula. Trigger-happy SAPS has been told by the Minister of Police to 'Shoot to kill' The

TIRO CONFRONT APARTHEID SETTLER COLONIALISM!

Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Vice Chancellor, ladies and gentlemen, allow me to start off by borrowing language from our former Prime Minister, Mr. Vorster. Addressing an Afrikaner Student Bond (A.S.B) Congress in June last year, Mr. Vorster said: “No Black man