A Bucketload of Questions…

First Published in City Press, June 16 2013

Wow, how crappy has the past fortnight been for the Youth League?

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“Why an Africa Day?”

A column on Afrika Day written a week after the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU.

First Published in the City Press on June 2, 2013

Afrika as known to the world of 1688

Afrika as known to the world of 1688

 

About a week ago, smack dab in the middle of Africa Day, I saw a tweet by a mom sharing how her little girl made an Emperor-has-no-clothes-observation: “why is today Africa Day when every day in Africa is just that

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“I am an African” an iconic speech by a former president of the ANC

“I am an African, and I set my pride in my race over against a hostile public opinion”.

Sounds familiar?

Nope, it’s not former South African’s president Thabo Mbeki’s most memorable speech. It is in actuality the beginning of an iconic speech in 1906 by one of the founding fathers of the ANC, Pixley ka Seme, and perhaps forms some of the inspiration for Mbeki’s more famous oration.

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