Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

REFLECTIONS ON THE 2014 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS!!

I watched the parliamentary debate on 17 February after many years of not watching that circus. I watched because I wanted to listen to the responses to President Jacob Zuma’s porous state of the (ANC) nation address taking into consideration

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

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

“Never before have questioners asked their question in such dolorous tones or rephrased their question in such despairing words: Can man survive?” These words come from Professor Carroll Quigley’s book, Tragedy & Hope, published by The Macmillan Company, New York,

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

MARIKANA MASSACRE A SIGN THERE IS NO ECONOMIC LIBERATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Marikana Massacre of 50 African workers and 78 injured at the platinum mine North-West of Johannesburg under ANC government on 16 August 2012, illustrates the absence of economic liberation for 80% of the African people who were supposedly “liberated” in

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

THE RAPING OF HISTORY – REJOINDER TO PALLO JORDAN’S ‘ON A CENTURY OF MOVEMENT’

If I were to compare Dr Pallo Jordan‘s article headlined, “On a century of movement” in the Mail & Guardian of December 23 with the growth and development of a baby, then it is born and walks and skips the

POLITICAL MACHINATIONS AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY – A REJOINDER TO THEMBA LANGA

Senior Attorney Themba Langa opens his article in Sowetan of 23 August published under the headline, "Judicial independence is not equal to supremacy over state" by writing that "the storm surrounding the nomination of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as President Jacob

RACISM, POWER AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

“Racism (White Supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined, which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action and

THE AUTOPSY OF SA STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2011 state of the nation address to parliament. Since the time of Nelson Mandela, we have been hearing the same story every February. Zuma gets his fat cheque every month so are Cabinet Ministers and