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SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FAILS (BLACK) WOMEN

Ignorance against violence and abuse of women is as real as the air we breathe. To a great extent, I am evidence of that horrible reality. Sometime last month I stumbled upon a picture on Facebook with the caption “please

REFLECTIONS ON THE 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAC OF AZANIA!

We, the Africanists should always take guidance from the concrete ideas of Mangaliso Sobukwe and learn from his practical experience as a leader and the first president of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania. From his early twenties, Sobukwe

BASTARDIZING BANTU BIKO AND HIS LEGACY IS CHEAP POLITICS !

In recent years there’s been serious contestations for and about the legacy of Bantu Biko; concerted efforts by both intellectauls as well as politicians to approprite Biko for their own agendas. Various groups and individuals, whether political, social or grassroots,

NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O LECTURE: WHY WE WANTED ‘WHITES’ TO EXCUSE US!

It is always interesting to read the headlines that follow after students contest spaces. One of the media outlet reports, “Acclaimed writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o interrupted during UCT lecture”. I must admit, I could not help but laugh a bit.

BELEDE – Pan Africanist Feminism

Belede Vabaza (Mazwai) and her age mate companions of female, militant journalists such as Ruth Bengu, Zodwa Mshibe, Castalia Moleke, Thembeka Mbobo and others, brought radical changes in the newsroom and on the newsprint with their challenging writings. They put

(WHY?) #FEESMUSTFALL IS A THREAT TO THE STATE

(Photo Credit: Thando Sipuye) The #FeesMustFall movement, with its call for ‘Free De-colonial Education’, is portrayed as senseless hooliganism, and thus perceived as a potential threat, not only to universities and education in South Africa, but also, a threat to the

KEEPING OUR LEGACY ALIVE: TRIBUTE TO ALI MAZRUI!

This year on 12 October marked the 2nd annivesary of the passing on of an African academic, intellectual, giant and thinker, Professor Ali Mazrui. Mazrui was a scholar from Kenya who studied in England and the United States of America.

THE 1976 STUDENTS UPRISING IN CAPE TOWN!

Senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, senzeni na, sono sethu, sono sethu yintoni na, sono sethu yintoni na, sono sethu, sono sethu bubumnyama….!!!! Sizowodubula ngoMbayi-Mbayi ayabaleka dubula ngombayi-mbayi, sizowadubula, dubula,

WHITE RACISM: THE COMPLICITY AND HYPOCRISY OF BLACKS!!

Privilege and proximity to whiteness speaks. A position of privilege and relative proximity to whiteness not only gives you a voice to speak in this country, it also provides you with an inter-national audience, ministerial interventions, public outrage, debates and

SOWETO UPRISING DID NOT FALL FROM A TREE LIKE A RIPE FRUIT!

One of the students that the apartheid colonialist police shot dead on 16 June 1976 was Hector Pieterson. According to the late Rev. Benjamin Rajuili who was a minister of religion in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a teacher