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TRIBUTE TO FORMER PAC PRESIDENT CLARENCE MLAMLI MAKWETU!

CMakwetu

Born 6 December 1928 – Died 1 April 2016 – To Be Buried On 16 April 2016 We shall miss his charming smile. We shall miss his towering height – “uFafa” (the tall one), “uZikhali” (his clan name). We shall

FORT HARE MISSED A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOBUKWE!

sobukwe

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

REJOINDER TO MMUSI MAIMANE’S “ANTI -RACISM” SPEECH!!!

Musi Maimane

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane delivered a speech against racism a few days ago which received extensive media coverage in both the print and electronic media. I don’t want to impugn his motives; I propose to address the issues he raised

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

MINISTER’S HERITAGE DAY SPEECH SMACKS OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA AND IS A DISTORTION OF HISTORY!!

Minister of Arts and Culture: Nathi Mthethwa

Last week there was a debate in the National Assembly about Heritage Day. All the heroes and heroines were mentioned except those of the PAC and to some extent BCM. There was no mention of Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng, Urbania

SOBUKWE MEMORIAL LECTURE: A LEADER WHO WALKED THE POLITICAL TALK TO THE FINISH!!

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: Founding President of the PAC of Azania

Programme Director, distinguished guests, Memorials help a nation to preserve its history and pass it on accurately from generation to generation for knowledge storage. Thank you for inviting me to give a memorial lecture on Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, this giant

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

AFRICA CANNOT DEFEAT ONSLAUGHT OF IMPERIALISM WITHOUT PAN AFRICANISM!

Dr. Motsoko Pheko

  Mr Chairman and distinguished delegates to this important 8th Pan African Congress, let me begin by asking the following questions: Where would Africa be today, if there had never been the 5th Pan African Congress in Manchester in 1945?

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

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