Tag Archives: Freedom Charter

HOW FAR ARE WE FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA?

The 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU), the successor to the African Organisation of African Unity (OAU) is upon the African people this 25th May 2013. Both Organisations were formed with the main objective of ultimately bringing about the

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON SOUTH AFRICA’S NATIVE LAND ACT 1913

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QUESTION 1: Section 1(a) of the Native Land Act 1913 reads as follows: “a native shall not enter into agreement or transaction for the purchase…from a person other than a native, of any such land.” Can you explain to us

2012 RUTH FIRST MEMORIAL LECTURE!

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

My personal tribute to her is best cast in what Comrade Harry Gwala, another martyr of our heroic struggle, taught to young cadres and political prisoners on Robben Island. That included the president of the Republic and me. I was

2012 JANUARY 8 STATEMENT AND THE HISTORY OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE

I don't want to dwell on whether or not the delivery of ANC President Jacob Zuma's speech on the occasion of the ANC's centenary celebration was or wasn't well delivered. I would rather delve on the contents of the speech. Zuma

REJOINDER TO THAMI KA PLAATJIE’S “MALEMA DOES NOT MINCE HIS WORDS”

Thami Ka Plaatjie’s article in Sowetan of June 21, 2011 published under the headline, “Malema does not mince his words” reminds me of the words of the Pharaoh of African Studies the late Dr Cheikh Anta Diop during the time

THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE PAC GAVE US A VIBRANT ORGANISATION

The founding fathers of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania have bequeathed to us a vibrant organization which we are reducing to ruins through selfishness and factional battles. I have read David James Smith's book, Young Mandela and the book

THE LATE AP MDA ON THE IDEOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL CASE OF AFRICANISM

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According to its January, 1958 constitution, the African National Congress (ANC) stands for the "creation of a united democratic South Africa on the principles outlined in the Freedom Charter". The new body, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), according to its