Tag Archives: Cape Town

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

Bunsee

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,

DEAR DR. LONG……BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER!!!

Steve Biko

In his article published in the Cape Times of 7 July 2015, Dr. Wahbie Long, Senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town wonders if Black Consciousness is still relevant in a post-apartheid polity that is twenty-one years in the

WHERE IS OPEN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY?

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Recently the Institute For Security Studies And The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited me to a colloquium discussing the topic “Where is open democracy in South Africa today?” This colloquium was held in Cape Town on 4th November 2014. Unfortunately I

ENTER THE “SECOND TRANSITION” – 38 YEARS AFTER JUNE 16 UPRISING!!

It is 38 years since the students uprisings sparked off at SOWETO and spread to other African Townships all over the country when these students said enough was enough and revolted against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of

IT IS 24 YEARS SINCE JAPHTA KGALABI MASEMOLA WAS KILLED!!

On this day 17th April, 1990, exactly 24 years ago, the PAC of Azania was robbed of one of its greatest leaders, Jafta Kgalabi Masemola – ‘The Tiger of Azania’, who died in a mysterious car crash or accident six

2014 ELECTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA…VOTE RIGGING IS BECKONING!!

The arrogance of ANC leaders clearly shows that they are rigging elections and have Western backing. There is no way a leader of a corrupt political party can engage in corruption, make dismissive utterances of corruption charges against him and

‘LIBERATION’ WITHOUT LAND IS GIGANTIC COLONIAL FRAUD!!

Liberation without repossession of land by the dispossessed is a gigantic colonial fraud.There can be no true nationhood and national sovereignty without land. There can be no national identity without land. Land is life. Without land there can be no

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,

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE POSITIVE ACTION CAMPAIGN AND THE WAY FORWARD

Leading The Positive Action Campaign, Robert Sobukwe in Orlando, 21st March 1960. (Source: Peter Magubane)

The significance of March 21, 1960, in the history of the liberation struggle is often played down to the level of raising worldwide sympathy for victims of apartheid and to commemorate the Sharpeville-Langa massacre. For the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC)