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TRIBUTE TO FORMER PAC PRESIDENT CLARENCE MLAMLI MAKWETU!

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Born 6 December 1928 – Died 1 April 2016 – To Be Buried On 16 April 2016 We shall miss his charming smile. We shall miss his towering height – “uFafa” (the tall one), “uZikhali” (his clan name). We shall

REJOINDER TO MMUSI MAIMANE’S “ANTI -RACISM” SPEECH!!!

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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

TRIBUTE TO DR. LAURETTA NOZIWE NGCOBO!!!

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Programme Director, the Ngcobo Family and Relatives, Ma-Afrika, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are here to celebrate the life of a mother, sister, freedom fighter, activist in the movement to win political, economic and social equality for women; an author

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

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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

OBAMA SPEECHES: A SIGN AMERICA WANTS TO KEEP AFRICA IN IMPERIALIST BONDAGE!!!

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President Barack Obama speeches on his recent visit to Kenya and Ethiopia did not show any sign that the American government’s condescending policy towards Africa has changed. His lecturing African leaders on “democracy” and “values,” was reflective of the old

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.

SOBUKWE MEMORIAL LECTURE: A LEADER WHO WALKED THE POLITICAL TALK TO THE FINISH!!

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: Founding President of the PAC of Azania

Programme Director, distinguished guests, Memorials help a nation to preserve its history and pass it on accurately from generation to generation for knowledge storage. Thank you for inviting me to give a memorial lecture on Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, this giant

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

TRIBUTE TO NELSON “NANA” MAHOMO!!!

On the eve of an historic event in South Africa that exploded the myth that Africans would remain slaves of apartheid colonialism forever, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe the Founding President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania despatched outside apartheid colonial