Tag Archives: Govan Mbeki

LET’S CELEBRATE THE INDELIBLE LEGACY OF MARCUS GARVEY!!!

Marcus Garvey

During an address at Fort Hare University Completers’ Social, sixty-six years ago, the twenty-four year old Robert Sobukwe quoted Marcus Garvey as having said, “You cannot grow beyond your thoughts. If your thoughts are those of a slave, you will

THE ‘NEW’ SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ’S ATROCITIES AGAINST FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

The “New South Africa” boasts of being a “democracy.” Indeed, in some areas that are not fundamental to democracy such as homosexual marriages, “sex workers”, “abortion on demand”, and an education system that allows a pass mark of 30%, this

THE SECRET BETHAL TREASON TRIAL – REVISITED!!

During the apartheid era – from 1948 when the National Party came into government until 1994 when a new political dispensation was ushered in – the settler regime treated Zephania Lekoane Mothopeng (1913 – 1990) as the number one enemy

WHAT IS NELSON MANDELA’S LEGACY?

In paying tribute to Nelson Mandela the corporate media and Hollywood should not conceal his mistakes or glorify him as a flawless personality whose character is without blemish. His role in the liberation struggle should be acknowledged just like many

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRUTAL CLAMPDOWN ON PAC-POQO ACTIVISTS

The PAC of Azania

  This year 21 March 2013 will not only mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa Massacres but also marks the 50th Anniversary of the brutal clampdown on PAC-Poqo underground activists and operatives. This I am reminded by

THE QUESTION IS: DID NELSON MANDELA SELL OUT OR NOT?

The heading of this article reminds me of "to be or not to be" passage in Shakespeare's Hamlet in which Hamlet is musing on the comparison between the pain of life which he sees as inevitable and the fear of

THE ROLE OF THE SACP IN USHERING SA’S NEOCOLONIAL STATE

The South African Communist Party (SACP) had a strong grip on the African National Congress (ANC) on questions of theory, strategy and tactics of the national liberation struggle and controlled the ANC. The SACP produced vast reading material such as

THE WEST CHOOSES HEROES FOR US TO FURTHER THEIR NEFARIOUS AGENDA

There is this crazy thing about the celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday and the exaggeration of his role in the South Africa's struggle for liberation. There is also overemphasis on the issue of the 67 years he put in the

32 YEARS AFTER SOBUKWE’S DEATH – A TRIBUTE TO A HERO!

Robert Sobukwe (city press)

The 27th February will mark the 32nd anniversary of the death of PAC founding President, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe. Sobukwe was a brilliant student. Godfrey Pitje who graduated at Fort Hare in 1945 said "Sobukwe was towering over us, even those

ZUMA‘S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS WAS A DISAPPOINTING REMIX OF THE SAME OLD SONG

Since South Africa's inception as a "democracy" in 1994, there has always been a tinkering on the edges of the country's socio-economic problems. There is a lot of playing around with words and repeating the same themes in all the