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BASTARDIZING BANTU BIKO AND HIS LEGACY IS CHEAP POLITICS !

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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,

WOZA 1ST APRIL !

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PAN AFRICANISM IS THE ROAD TO AFRICA’S SECURITY!                                                                             

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Programme Director, Distinguished Delegates, Brothers and Sisters at this historic Convention, I SALUTE YOU ALL for your persistence on the Pan African path. Africa is a beautiful house that has been burning for some time with its children, women and

Cheers to Freedom!!

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The “Rainbow Nation” opium is slowly waning off and people have started to ask serious questions about the role played by the ANC and Nelson Mandela. They have begun to unmask the holy cow which for a little more than

 WILL THE ANC WALK THE TALK ON LAND EXPROPRIATION?

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“We are to have land again….Our land is us. We are our land. You took our land …. Without land we cannot be.”   Prince Maqoma was imprisoned on Robben Island by British colonialists in 1859. He died there at the

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

FORT HARE MISSED A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOBUKWE!

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Fort Hare University celebrated its centenary this year. One would have expected the celebration to have been commemorated with a bang than a damp squib it was. It was a damp squib because the most remarkable, memorable, insightful and visionary

THE UNJUST IMPRISONMENT OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS IN THE ‘NEW’ SOUTH AFRICA!!!

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“Reviewing the story of the ANC, it would seem that all times they were more concerned with non-violence against whites than against their own people.” Prof. Edward Feit (The Journal of African Modern Studies Volume 8 Number One 1970)  

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

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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!!!

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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