Tag Archives: Robert Sobukwe

RAMPHELE’S “PARTY POLITICAL PLATFORM” – PART II

This association with the US coupled with Ramphele's reticence on the invasion of Africa for its resources by the US, France and other western powers will give grist to the mill of those who are accusing Ramphele's political platform as

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

REJOINDER TO THAMI KA PLAATJIE’S “MALEMA DOES NOT MINCE HIS WORDS”

Thami Ka Plaatjie’s article in Sowetan of June 21, 2011 published under the headline, “Malema does not mince his words” reminds me of the words of the Pharaoh of African Studies the late Dr Cheikh Anta Diop during the time

LEST WE FORGET: JUNE 16 1976 AND THE BETHAL TRIAL

Kgosana Philip

Sons and daughters of the soil, let me acknowledge with thanks your kind invitation to address this august gathering of pan africanists. To the Pan Africanist Youth of today It is now 35 years since the Soweto Youth Uprising hit the land

REJOINDER TO IDO LEKOTA’S ‘LARGER THAN LIFE’ CLAIMS

Ido Lekota’s article in Sowetan of 06 January headlined, “Larger than Life” refers. It is one thing to be lied to but quite another when one lies to him/herself. Lekota wrote about “the humility and selflessness carried in Nelson Mandela’s

THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE PAC GAVE US A VIBRANT ORGANISATION

The founding fathers of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania have bequeathed to us a vibrant organization which we are reducing to ruins through selfishness and factional battles. I have read David James Smith's book, Young Mandela and the book

THE EVOLUTION OF MEDIA COVERAGE PRE AND POST 1990

As the sixteenth year of 'freedom' ushered in, one sadly observed the evolution of media/press reportage over the years and concur that indeed the media is free only to those who own it. The media also shapes national culture and

TRIBUTE TO IMAM ABDULLAH HARON – A TRUE PATRIOTIC HERO

The valour and good deeds of patriotic heroes of the national liberation struggle often serves to provide inspiration to new generations of leaders. Patriots are a beacon of light for new pathfinders. Those who may be groping in the dark

THE SABC HAS SHIRKED ITS ROLE AS A PUBLIC BROADCASTER

If one looks at public broadcasters in other countries, one realizes that as brands they are synonymous with quality local content and enable their audiences to find local content across all platforms and content genres, creating and building the national

THE WESTERN BIASED MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOES NOT EDUCATE THE MASSES

Readers can read The Star, The Independent, Business Day, Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, City Press and Sowetan or watch Morning Liveor listen to Morning Live or Radio 702 for the whole year or most mainstream media, they will never