Historical Perspectives

RE-MEMBERING NYAKANE TSOLO: THE TRUE HISTORY OF SHARPEVILLE MUST BE TOLD

Post-1994 South Africa has a theatrical crisis of selective amnesia and partisan re-memberings of history. History telling, whether at school, university, in the media or public celebrations and commemorative events, is biased towards a singular political trajectory and one particular school of thought that is portrayed as the

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

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,

BENNIE BUNSEE (1935 – 2015): TRIBUTE TO A SOBUKWE-BIKO WARRIOR!!!

When Steve Biko died, according to the poet, birds never sang, the wind never blew, and clouds never gathered. It is perhaps poetic too to say that when Bennie Bunsee passed on, on the afternoon of Saturday, 10 October 2015,

MEMORIALISING APLA FORCES IN THE YEARS OF THE GREAT STORM!

Sabelo Phama

Victor Gqweta, or Sabelo Phama as he was popularly known, was called to head and command the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA) forces and serve in the Central Committee of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania as Secretary for

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRUTAL CLAMPDOWN ON PAC-POQO ACTIVISTS

The PAC of Azania

  This year 21 March 2013 will not only mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa Massacres but also marks the 50th Anniversary of the brutal clampdown on PAC-Poqo underground activists and operatives. This I am reminded by

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON SOUTH AFRICA’S NATIVE LAND ACT 1913

QUESTION 1: Section 1(a) of the Native Land Act 1913 reads as follows: “a native shall not enter into agreement or transaction for the purchase…from a person other than a native, of any such land.” Can you explain to us

JUNE 16 SOWETO UPRISING AS TOLD IN COURT

"You Mothopeng, acted to sow seeds of anarchy and revolution. The riots you engineered and predicted eventually took place in Soweto on June 16 and at Kagiso the next day." These are the words of Judge Curlewis in the Supreme

MANDELA APPEASES WHITES!!!

The Long Walk to Freedom is an invaluable source of information on the political history of South Africa and the ANC although it is fraught with ethnic and organizational biases. If Mandela is a leader of all people of South

SHORT PROFILE OF JAFTA KGALABI “THE TIGER OF AZANIA” MASEMOLA

Jafta Kgalabi Masemola - “The Tiger of Azania” also popularly known as “Bra Jeff” by many others, was born at Bon Accord near Pretoria on the 12th December 1931. He lost both his parents at an early age and was