Category: Opinion

Alternate perspectives on Race and Class: A response to Lindokuhle Patiwe and Mokgweetsi Keikabile

Ndumiso Mbira Mdayi  “It is never too late to correct our mistakes. And if we do not, we risk repeating them.” –Lisa Madigan “[The] truth is on the side of the oppressed.” -Malcolm X On 26 July 2018, Lindokuhle Patiwe penned a piece, reiterating a view held by many activists in black spaces, that Marx […]

Black People Should Have Heeded The PAC’s Call on Land Pre-CODESA

By: Lavittude Ramphomane |I Post What I Like If anything, the PAC and APLA’s posture was informed by a conviction that usurping a people’s land (let alone killing, maiming and raping them) is an act of war which can only be put into question by picking up the weapons and respond in a commensurate manner.In […]

‪Black Death and Spectacular Violence‬

By: Ndumiso Mdayi kaGaba “The oft-repeated or restored character of accounts [of violence] and our distance from them are signaled by the theatrical language usually resorted to in describing these instances—and especially because they reinforce the spectacular character of black suffering.” – Saidiya Hartman On 18 August 2018, a student from my campus jumped off […]

Afro Worldview Closure Is an Assault on Press Freedom

By: Simbarashe NyatsanzaOn 21 of August 2018 Afro Worldview, formerly known as African News Network or ANN7,’s contract with MultiChoice, DSTV’s parent company, came to an end. This led to the channel being effectively taken off air leaving hundreds of staff uncertain about their professional futures, and the country in shock at what appears to […]

Veronica Sobukwe: An oasis of freedom and love in a desert full of depression and violence

By: Funzani MtembuMme Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe (nee’ Mathe) born on 27 July  1927, to Kate Mathe and Sithi Mathe in Hlobane, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The eldest of 4 daughters, educated as a nurse during the apartheid era. Mme Zondeni met her husband, the first president of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, Robert Sobukwe through her […]

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