Monthly Archives: December 2015

THE SPECTRE OF RACISM LOOMS LARGE IN THE ‘RAINBOW’ NATION!!

If you have spent some time in ‘post-apartheid’ South Africa, you would not have missed all the talk that goes on about the dire need for racial transformation in the country. 21 years later, since 1994, there has been little

THE FORGOTTEN SEED OF A NEW NATION!

Liberation and the birth of a new nation always come at a price.  This truism is often ignored when it comes to acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made by ordinary folks – the downtrodden – who shed blood and paid with

WHICH WAY FOR PAN AFRICANISM: THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET?

Malcolm X’s insightful speech ‘THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET’ is as relevant today as it was fifty one years ago when he delivered it in a speech in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 1964, just three days before the fifth

UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE FROM A CORRECT HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE!!!

Some of my fellow countrymen’s understanding of history not only leaves much to be desired but leaves everything to be desired. The effects of colonialism are palpable in the way they read and/or understand history and this reminds me of