Wow, how crappy has the past fortnight been for the Youth League?
A column on Afrika Day written a week after the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU.
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”
“I am an African, and I set my pride in my race over against a hostile public opinion”.
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.