Tag Archives: African National Congress

South Africans: don’t vote for messiahs!

From UPM: The formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in this country was a realization by Black people that we could no longer stand and be spectators of the game we are supposed to be playing. This election season continues to demonstrate the relevance of Biko’s teachings. Continue reading

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For Nelson Mandela

“For Nelson Mandela,” a poem by Paul Knopf. Continue reading

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Illegal evictions sully Mandela’s legacy

Just when Mandela has passed, the African National Congress is not even ashamed of the lives the poor are living, or the fact that the residents of Cato Crest will spend Christmas on the street. Continue reading

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Deadly South African evictions

Deadly South African evictions Continue reading

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Abahlali: ‘Our Movement is Under Attack’

The evictions in Cato Crest started as ethnic evictions. They are now political evictions. The war on our movement is a war on democracy. We urge the media to rush to Cato Crest now. Continue reading

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From South Africa: Hunger games real for unemployed

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: From South Africa Hunger games real for unemployed Capetown, South Africa—During the Christmas break we received the most shocking news from KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial traffic department advertised 90 positions for trainee … Continue reading

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Neville Alexander

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Neville Alexander by Gerry Emmett We mourn the passing of South African revolutionary and scholar Neville Alexander. Born in the rural Eastern Cape, Alexander moved to Cape Town … Continue reading

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