Tag Archives: Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe

REFLECTIONS ON THE 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAC OF AZANIA!

We, the Africanists should always take guidance from the concrete ideas of Mangaliso Sobukwe and learn from his practical experience as a leader and the first president of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania. From his early twenties, Sobukwe

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

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

WHICH WAY FOR PAN AFRICANISM: THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET?

Malcolm X

Malcolm X’s insightful speech ‘THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET’ is as relevant today as it was fifty one years ago when he delivered it in a speech in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 1964, just three days before the fifth

ON STUDENTS PROTESTS, LAW, VIOLENCE AND MEDIA BIAS!!!

Wits-protest

Ever since the commencement of student protests, beginning with Wits university on Wednesday the 14th of October, which has now, a week later, spread to UCT, Rhodes and other institutions, the students have had to undergo a trial by white

THE ANC AND ‘FREEDOOM CHARTER’: THE BETRAYAL OF A DISPOSSED PEOPLE!!

THE BETRAYAL OF A DISPOSSED PEOPLE!!

A great deal of false information was spread during June 2015 about the 60th anniversary of the “Freedom Charter” of the 1955 ANC. This was like asking the African people of this country to dance on the graves of their

WHY RHODES STATUE MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN!!

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A war of words is raging between Africans and whites in South Africa, about the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. It is surprising that it is only now that many Africans are beginning to

THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE!!!

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This piece of writing is dedicated to Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe that shining star of the African liberation struggle of this country and the African continent. That brutally persecuted and severely tested leader who passed the revolutionary test with unparalleled distinction.

WHERE IS OPEN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY?

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Recently the Institute For Security Studies And The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited me to a colloquium discussing the topic “Where is open democracy in South Africa today?” This colloquium was held in Cape Town on 4th November 2014. Unfortunately I

WELL, MR. MTHOMBOTHI – THE PAC IS HERE TO STAY!!

This is not a reaction but a response to Mr. Barney Mthombothi’s article which appeared in the Opinion section of the Sunday Times newspaper of 11 May 2014. What he says about the PAC has been said so many times