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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

GLOBAL POLITICS: PERCEPTION OR REALITY – Africa’s Contribution to World Civilisation.

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Africa has been portrayed as a continent that has contributed nothing to world civilisation. In fact, Africa is not only the cradle of civilisation but also the cradle of humanity. Africa is the birth place and the cradle of the

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

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

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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

SOUTH AFRICA’S COLONIALLY ASSIMILATED CLASS – PANDERING TO OBAMA!

The recent visit to South Africa by United States President, Barack Obama over the weekend exposed South Africa’s ruling elite, academics, commentators (editors and journalists) and analysts as a bunch of assimilados (indoctrinated people who have assimilated the coloniser’s mentality).

AFRICA FIFTY YEARS AFTER FORMATION OF THE OAU!

On the 25th May 1963 the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union(AU) was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 32 African governments as signatories. The aims of the OAU were to: * Promote the unity

RAMPHELE’S “PARTY POLITICAL PLATFORM” – PART II

This association with the US coupled with Ramphele's reticence on the invasion of Africa for its resources by the US, France and other western powers will give grist to the mill of those who are accusing Ramphele's political platform as

DISTORTION OF AFRICAN HISTORY

Africa's glorious past has been downplayed by the West and they are choosing heroes for us. We must bequeath to the youth, knowledge about Africa's past. There are those who are fond of saying that we must not dwell on

DO SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE A NATIONAL IDENTITY?

If Siki Mgabadeli’s recent morning talk show on SAFM radio is anything to go by, then there’s no South African identity. Her predecessor, Tebogo Matima also had a discussion on that topic in the past and was equally befuddled, completely