Real revolutions happen in quiet spaces. A revolution is only a revolution if it remains functional and relevant to the prevailing conditions of those it intends to revolutionize. Just like a weather forecast is relevant if it can predicts storms, or a clock only if it keeps accurate time.
When you think about South Africa two issues define its political, economic and cultural landscape; race and wealth disparity. Almost everything else is an outcrop of those two forces. If South Africa is one of the most beautiful and richest countries in Africa it is a beauty and wealth experienced by a minority of the people within its borders. If South Africa has fast internet, beautiful roads, nice game parks, low house prices, luxury malls, all of this is most experience by a minority. The prosperity of South Africa is vulgarly disproportionately divided. Without knowing much about South Africa what do you think when you hear South Africa? Especially in terms of its greatest challenges? I mean there is the legacy of apartheid and the wealth divide between White settlers and the native people. South Africa has made itself the poster child of xenophobia. There is massive crime problem, there is a serious crisis of morals, there are fatherless homes, rampant social issues, there is a massive educational problem, there is electricity issues. Where in the world does “securing our border” factor into all of this?Read more
Real revolutions happen in quiet spaces. A revolution is only a revolution if it remains functional and relevant to the prevailing conditions of those it intends to revolutionize. Just like a weather forecast is relevant if it can predicts storms, or a clock only if it keeps accurate time.Read more
The campaign to secure “Reparations” for the multiplicity of genocides and crimes that have been committed against the sons and daughters of Africa during the centuries of Slavery and Colonization consists of an “outwardly directed” process in which we level demands at the liable European and North American Governments and institutions for a comprehensive package of compensatory money payments, developmental programmes, transfers of resources, and national and international institutional reforms , as well as of an “inwardly directed” process that we African or African-descended people must engage in ourselves to repair those aspects of the damage that pertain most directly to our minds and psyches.Read more
The early Pan-Africaninsts were concerned with repudiating the eurocentric and racist views that justified slavery and later European imperialism. These views, which argued that Africa and Africans had played no part in history were opposed by the leading thinkers from Africa and the Diaspora such as James Africanus Horton, E.W. Blyden, Martin Delaney and Alexander Crummell, who were thus the champions of the notion of Africans as the makers of their own historyRead more