Tag Archives: Marikana

ON FINANCIALIZATION, GLOBALISATION AND NEOLIBERALISM!

Wall Street

If the incident that took place in the state president’s office in December 2015 is anything to go by, South Africa’s governing elite is truly and deeply in trouble – they are walking gingerly on a path strewn with banana

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

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

SA GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MARIKANA MASSACRE!!!

Marikana massacre

What happened at Marikana on 16 August 2012 is a direct result of the politicisation of the civil service, politicians and government officials who have vested interest in private corporations. Added to that is the relationship between some trade unions

THE AZANIAN MASSES ARE NOT XENOPHOBIC!!!

southafrica-xenophobia

The fast moving media world, in their uncritical and subjective reporting on incidents of violence that happened this April month in Durban, Joburg and Germiston, compels us to describe the working people of South Africa – the Azanian masses –

THE ANC AND THE NATS!

The widely held but false belief that the end of apartheid legislation and whites-only rule will usher in social changes that benefit the majority is beginning to shake off from the hearts and minds of the Azanian masses. It has

WE MUST ABIDE BY PRINCIPLES OF SELFLESSNESS AND TOTAL DEVOTION: A CALL TO PAC MEMBERS

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) is not an abstract lifeless thing. The PAC is its members, cadres and leaders WORKING TOGETHER AND WINNING TOGETHER. By their behaviour, conduct and attitude towards life, they determine the success, progress and

THE LEGACY OF ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE

Robert Sobukwe and fellow PAC NEC leaders in Orlando, leading the Anti Pass Positive Action Campaign on 21st March 1960. (Source: Peter Magubane)

During his remarkable and outstanding short period of leadership, Sobukwe taught us that leadership is initiative and courage. To lead one must initiate ideas and action. He also taught us that leadership is courage. Sobukwe initiated ideas that gave PAC

ZOLILE HAMILTON KEKE: TRIBUTE TO A HERO!

Hamilton Keke belongs to a rare breed of African revolutionaries in this country, too many to mention. They include our Kings who led the anti-colonial Battles of Thaba Bosiu, Sandile's Kop, Keiskama Hoek, Isandlwana, Blood River and in numerous other

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