Tag Archives: Africans

THE EVERLASTING MESSAGE OF ROBERT SOBUKWE!

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  The speeches of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe are persuasive, incisive and evocative from the time he was at Fort Hare University until he was arrested in 1960. The imagery he painted in some of his speeches depicted natural phenomena or

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

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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

THE FALLACY OF THE NOTION OF ‘PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED’!!

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The term ‘previously disadvantaged’ is often thrown around without discrimination in ‘post’-Apartheid South Africa to describe black South Africans (hereinafter referred to as ‘blacks’) in the new constitutional dispensation. This is highly problematic in that it presupposes that the dismal

SA GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MARIKANA MASSACRE!!!

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What happened at Marikana on 16 August 2012 is a direct result of the politicisation of the civil service, politicians and government officials who have vested interest in private corporations. Added to that is the relationship between some trade unions

TRIBUTE TO AFRICANS MASSACRED BY A ‘WHITE’ RACIST AT A CHURCH IN AMERICA!!!

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This is a tribute to nine members of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston Carolina in America and condolences to their families and to the entire AME Church. First of all, here are the names of the martyrs

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IS AN INSTRUMENT OF IMPERIALISM!!

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The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC was to be an international tribunal and intergovernmental organisation that would prosecute all individuals for international crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

WHEN THEY CAME, WE WERE ALREADY A THRIVING PEOPLE!!!

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It is such a pity and lamentable that the teaching of history in South Africa has been literally banished from schools by the ANC government to serve the narrow interests of its leaders. One wonders if there are government leaders

LET’S DEBUNK THE FALSE CLAIMS OF WHITE CIVILISATION!!!

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There are many white people or people of European extraction in South Africa at this time and age who believe that when Europeans arrived on the African continent, Africans were not yet civilized, they were barbarians, savages and describes them

AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE HISTORICALLY XENOPHILIC AND COMPASSIONATE !!!

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Africans are generally known to be xenophillic compared to Europeans and Asians. I learned this from Dr Cheikh Anta Diop’s book titled “The Cultural Unity of Black Africa” which I reviewed in the late 1980 or early 1990’s. The following

THE AZANIAN MASSES ARE NOT XENOPHOBIC!!!

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The fast moving media world, in their uncritical and subjective reporting on incidents of violence that happened this April month in Durban, Joburg and Germiston, compels us to describe the working people of South Africa – the Azanian masses –