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THE DREADFUL EBOLA: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU!!

I first heard about the Ebola virus while I was in Canada in the early 1990’s. At the time, I was already writing about AIDS. The disease that was said to be caused by this virus was described as haemorrhagic

THE IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF KEY PAC CALENDAR DATES!

INTRODUCTION…… The PAC must be seen to be active throughout the year; and to make this possible, PAC structures must make use of the calendar dates that mark some of the key events relating to past party activities, campaigns and

PAC CASE # 2: POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

1. HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND PROCESSES…… South Africa is an integral part of the African continent; and like all African countries it is the result of colonial and imperialist conquest that led to the division and re-division of Africa among imperial

THE MANDELA DECEPTION!!

Last month it was that time of the year when South Africa and the world catch the fever of the Mandela Day Sabbath; I say Sabbath because this Mandela Day has become a quasi-religious event blindly followed by people who

WHERE TO AFTER 50 YEARS OF EXISTENCE?

The 25 May 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now renamed African Union (AU). Africa and Africans celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the existence of the founding of the Organisation that brought all African

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

THERE IS NO POWER WITHOUT LAND OWNERSHIP!

All wars were about land. Every liberation struggle is about the restoration of indigenous people's effective control of their land from foreign domination. Final analysis of any armed conflict will find that the source of disagreement is the land. Land was

SOUTH AFRICA AND ESKOM’S WORLD BANK LOAN

On the 14th November the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, in the presence of a World Bank official and on behalf of the government of South Africa, signed for a R1.9 billion loan from the World Bank. The money is

“Redefining Afrika’s Political Identity in the Era of Globalisation”- 2nd Mayihlome Annual Lecture

Trade is not new. Struggle is not new. Both are as old as human endeavor and for as long as the two have been at odds , there have been fierce battles fought . Whether it was called imperialism, colonialism,

WHAT IS WRONG WITH JACOB ZUMA?

What the hell is wrong with Jacob Zuma? Doing the rounds in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek municipalities on Friday 20 August, he claimed to be shocked by the squalid living conditions of township residents in these areas which are regarded