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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

TRIBUTE TO DR. LAURETTA NOZIWE NGCOBO!!!

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Programme Director, the Ngcobo Family and Relatives, Ma-Afrika, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are here to celebrate the life of a mother, sister, freedom fighter, activist in the movement to win political, economic and social equality for women; an author

TRIBUTE TO NELSON “NANA” MAHOMO!!!

On the eve of an historic event in South Africa that exploded the myth that Africans would remain slaves of apartheid colonialism forever, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe the Founding President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania despatched outside apartheid colonial

MEMORIALISING APLA FORCES IN THE YEARS OF THE GREAT STORM!

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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

WOMEN CAN LIFT UP HALF THE SKY!

Stirring the pot on gender inequalities and outdated attitudes observed in the post-Sharpeville 1960 era, Lauretta Ngcobo’s eulogy at the late Joe Mkhwanazi’s funeral in January this year highlighted the role of women, their emancipation through the crucible of struggle

FAREWELL TO “OOM GQOBS”!

I met "Gqobs", as he was affectionately called for the first time in Maseru, Lesotho in March 1963. It was at night time! He was with comrades like T.M. Ntantala, P.K. Leballo, Gason Ndlovu and Elliot Mfaxa.