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INVITATION TO THE INAUGURAL ZONDENI VERONICA SOBUKWE TRIBUTE LECTURE: 90 YEARS OF STRUGGLE, SERVICE & SUFFERING

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To celebrate Women’s Month and the many dimensions of the ignored and erased life of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, as well as the crucial role she played in our country’s history, the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust, together with the Blackhouse Kollective,

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FAILS (BLACK) WOMEN

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Ignorance against violence and abuse of women is as real as the air we breathe. To a great extent, I am evidence of that horrible reality. Sometime last month I stumbled upon a picture on Facebook with the caption “please

BASTARDIZING BANTU BIKO AND HIS LEGACY IS CHEAP POLITICS !

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In recent years there’s been serious contestations for and about the legacy of Bantu Biko; concerted efforts by both intellectauls as well as politicians to approprite Biko for their own agendas. Various groups and individuals, whether political, social or grassroots,

SOBUKWE’S LEGACY WILL DEFEAT FALSIFICATION OF HISTORY!!

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Nothing dramatizes the continued silencing, burial and incarceration of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe like the recent article by the esteemed University of Cape Town Professor, Xolela Mangcu. The article, titled ‘Imagining Our Institutions As They Should Be’, was meant to be

(WHY?) #FEESMUSTFALL IS A THREAT TO THE STATE

(Photo Credit: Thando Sipuye) The #FeesMustFall movement, with its call for ‘Free De-colonial Education’, is portrayed as senseless hooliganism, and thus perceived as a potential threat, not only to universities and education in South Africa, but also, a threat to the

WHITE RACISM: THE COMPLICITY AND HYPOCRISY OF BLACKS!!

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Privilege and proximity to whiteness speaks. A position of privilege and relative proximity to whiteness not only gives you a voice to speak in this country, it also provides you with an inter-national audience, ministerial interventions, public outrage, debates and

AFRIKANS ARE THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH, SAYS DR JULIUS GARVEY!

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Dr Julius Garvey, youngest son of the Most Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, urged Black people in Azania to pride themselves in their glorious history which predates all human civilizations, in order to deal with their many challenges. “Afrika is the