Tag Archives: Apartheid

UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICS OF BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR

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Black women’s hair is the bad type; very tight, coiled, dense and closely knit. It grows at a slow pace and when washed it becomes almost half its entire length. From a young age many black girls have grown up

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

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 ROOTS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT!!!

Nothing is as ahistorical and unconvincing as the statement that God gave Palestine to the Jews. This statement is a crude fabrication of the scriptures by the Nazis and Zionists to proffer a justification for the colonisation and occupation of

THE SELL-OUT DEAL IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE SPATE OF PROTESTS!

“Prisoners are not free to negotiate with their jailers,” these were the words of the then second President and founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania, Zeph Mothopeng, referring to ANC leader Nelson Mandela who has been

THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ONKGOPOTSE ABRAM RAMOTHIBI TIRO!!

1 February 2014 marks the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Onkgopotse Ramothibi Abram Tiro way back in 1974, while he was exiled in Botswana. This writer has previously written about the life and times of Tiro in Mayihlome News

THE MANDELA DECEPTION!!

Last month it was that time of the year when South Africa and the world catch the fever of the Mandela Day Sabbath; I say Sabbath because this Mandela Day has become a quasi-religious event blindly followed by people who

THE ANC AND THE NATS!

The widely held but false belief that the end of apartheid legislation and whites-only rule will usher in social changes that benefit the majority is beginning to shake off from the hearts and minds of the Azanian masses. It has

DEMOCRACY AND LEGITIMACY IN AFRICA!

Zimbabwe is once again an eye opener to all Africans who value their national sovereignty and control of their country’s mineral wealth and other Africa’s national resources for their people. The sustained attack on Zimbabwe is an economic war by

THE COLONIAL MACHINATIONS OF MANDELA DAY!

The African people’s struggle for liberation started in the 1400’s when the continent was invaded by Europeans. Subsequently, millions of Africans were taken to the Americas as slaves. The African people’s struggle against white (European) domination produced leaders such as