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LET’S CELEBRATE THE INDELIBLE LEGACY OF MARCUS GARVEY!!!

Marcus Garvey

During an address at Fort Hare University Completers’ Social, sixty-six years ago, the twenty-four year old Robert Sobukwe quoted Marcus Garvey as having said, “You cannot grow beyond your thoughts. If your thoughts are those of a slave, you will

THE ‘NEW’ SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ’S ATROCITIES AGAINST FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

The “New South Africa” boasts of being a “democracy.” Indeed, in some areas that are not fundamental to democracy such as homosexual marriages, “sex workers”, “abortion on demand”, and an education system that allows a pass mark of 30%, this

THE IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF KEY PAC CALENDAR DATES!

INTRODUCTION…… The PAC must be seen to be active throughout the year; and to make this possible, PAC structures must make use of the calendar dates that mark some of the key events relating to past party activities, campaigns and

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

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

FRANTZ FANON’S TEACHINGS FALLING ON DEAF EARS!

The African continent was under colonial rule except Ethiopia and Liberia. Then Ghana became independent in 1957, followed by many other countries in the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s and the last was South Africa in 1994 although the writer

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASINATION OF JF KENNEDY: WHO KILLED HIM AND WHY??

Half a century ago on the 22 November 1963, the President of the most powerful country on earth, the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in broad daylight in Houston, Texas. JFK was murdered on a Friday

TRIBUTE TO MXOLISI ‘ACE’ MGXASHE!

Sadly, Bra Ace Mgxashe passed away in his hometown of Cape Town on Sunday 21 July 2013 after a severe bout of shortness of breath. He had always complained to most Africanists close to him that he was not well,

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

“Never before have questioners asked their question in such dolorous tones or rephrased their question in such despairing words: Can man survive?” These words come from Professor Carroll Quigley’s book, Tragedy & Hope, published by The Macmillan Company, New York,

BOTSWANA’S 43RD ANNIVESSARY

Botswana is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. Like any developing country, Botswana has its share of problems - poverty, unemployment, skewed distribution of resources and their attendant vices. There are intra and inter party