Feature Articles

THE AFRICANIST MOVEMENT – 60 YEARS ON AND COUNTING

On 2nd November 1958 the speaker of conference of the Transvaal African National Congress held in Orlando in Soweto received a historic watershed letter signed by the regional secretary, Selby Themba Ngendane, announcing the parting of ways from the group

FAREWELL TO THE MOTHER OF AZANIA, MAMA ZONDENI VERONICA SOBUKWE, INTOMBI KASTINI MATHE WASE HLOBANE KWAZULU ! !

Early in the morning of 15 August 2018, the mother of Azania, intombi kastini wase Hlobane Kwazulu, after chatting with her daughter Miliswa [the beautiful Watusi women as fondly referred to by her father Mangaliso Sobukwe), fare-welled us on her

MGABABA: A MUSICAL TALENT TAKEN TOO SOON!!

On 22 June 1992, the body of a 30-year-old man was discovered inside a car outside a New York apartment in Rochester. His name was Vernon Molefe, a South African musician known among friends and acquaintances in the exile community

TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL TSHEHLA PHAHLANE: A FORGOTTEN TRAILBLAZER

The man who gave Soweto its name back in 1963, slipped away quietly two weeks ago without a single mention in local media despite the fact that he was the real doyen of black South African journalism and one of

Vaal University of Technology visits the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust

On March 3, 2018 the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust had the honour of hosting the Vice-Chancellor of Vaal University of Technology and his team in Graaff Reinet. Vice-Chancellor Proffessor Gordon Zide was accompanied by his team: Dr. Dan Mokoena (Registrar),

uNYANA kaNTU – 40 YEARS OF THE WILDERNESS

In the secret organisation of the underground movement, where pseudonyms and nom de guerre and legends were used to hide and conceal officially known names and real events, the banned PAC’s operatives used ‘Nyana womNtu’ to refer to Mangaliso Robert

TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND, BROTHER, COMRADE LEADER AND COMMANDER DAVID PHETOE

In 1979, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania was facing serious problems. Many of its leaders were either sentenced to long imprisonment or in detention without trial, and others were struggling to gather both financial and military support for

Tribute to Vusumuzi Johnson Nyathi

(Picture: Jaki Seroke. Johnson Nyathi, front: second from right in blue jeans, poses with other veterans) This is an attempt to profile an outstanding fallen hero. Like many similar attempts it is too little too late. Like all other times

WHITE ALLIES: A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

Steve Biko once said: ‘The biggest mistake the black world ever made was to assume that whoever opposed apartheid was an ally’. And: ‘Not only have they kicked the black man; they have also told him how to react to

Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe: 90 Years of Struggle, Suffering & Sacrifice

Today, 27th July 2017, marks the 90th birthday anniversary of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the forgotten, ignored and erased ‘Mother of Azania’ who has endured unspeakable suffering, struggle and pain. She will celebrate her 90th birthday, as usual, in private, at