Mamphela Ramphele & Steve Biko

Ramphele was born in Kranspoort, near Pietersburg (now Polokwane), in what is now Limpopo province. She completed her schooling at Setotolwane High School in 1966 and subsequently enrolled for pre-medical courses at the University of the North. Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. 5.0/5

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I think AGANG leader: Mamphela Ramphele should be schooled that politics is "NOT" about sentiments. The fact the she has a kids with "Steve Biko" doesn't mean automatic votes, or will it win her votes.
Mamphela Ramphele, prominent anti-apartheid activist, friend to Nelson Mandela, and partner of the late black consciousness leader Steve Biko (who died in police custody in 1977), is to lead the So...
M. Ramphele Feb. 4 (GIN) – A possible challenge to the leadership of South African President Jacob Zuma was crushed this week with the news that activist/banker Mamphela Ramphele would not be the candidate for the majority white Democratic Alliance.    Dr. Ramphele, a co-founder of the Black Consciousness Movement who bore two of Steve Biko's children, told the media: "I believed that we had the opportunity to transcend party politics and engage South Africans in a conversation about the future. The last week has demonstrated that, for some, this new way of thinking about our future will be hard to achieve right now … The time for this was not right."   "Did we rush in to it?” she asked rhetorically. “Yes, I am afraid so. Can opposition parties work together after the elections? Of course... We continue to engage with opposition parties. And I have spoken to the people across the country. The people’s trust in me will not waiver."   Simultaneously, at a media briefing in Johann ...
Medical History wants to review a book published from the University of KwaZul-Natal Press. Any volunteers or recommendations? A School of Struggle: Durban’s Medical School and the Education of Black Doctors in South Africa By VANESSA NOBLE Durban’s Medical School has made an indelible mark on South African history and society. The first Medical School in South Africa to offer a full biomedical education to black students, it laid the foundation of the black medical profession. Also, during a time of repression and political unrest it offered students an education in politics and activism. Alumni – among them Steve Biko, Jerry Coovadia, Nkosana Dlamini Zuma, Malegapuru Makgoba, Zweli Mkhize and Mamphela Ramphele – went from here to change the medical landscape, make history and set the tone of public life. Based on valuable, original oral histories and a sensitive interrogation of archival sources, this book presents a detailed history of the School from the 1950s to post-apartheid within its his ...
Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday announced the collapse of a deal to have former anti-apartheid stalwart Mamphela Ramphele stand as its presidential candidate in upcoming elections against the ruling ANC. It would have been the first time that the DA had fielded a black presidential candidate in an election, providing a shield against persistent charges they are a vessel for white interests. Ramphele -- the partner of slain South African hero Steve Biko -- would have faced beleaguered incumbent President Jacob Zuma. But the deal fell apart at a meeting on Sunday aimed at finalising terms of the agreement announced last Tuesday, DA leader Helen Zille said in a statement. "Dr. Ramphele reneged on the agreement that she stand as the DA’s presidential candidate, and that (her party) Agang SA’s branches, members and volunteers be incorporated into the DA," she said. "This about-turn will come as a disappointment to the many South Africans who were inspired b ...
Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele - a natural fit. As a political correspondent, Zille uncovered the true story behind Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) leader, Steve Biko's death in 1977, which she discovered were due to police brutality and not natural causes as the government had claimed.
South Africa's main opposition party has announced anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will be its presidential candidate this year. Ms Ramphele, the companion of late black consciousness leader Steve Biko, only formed her Agang party last year. Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said there was "no better person" than Ms Ramphele to lead their election bid. Analysts say the move is intended to ward off accusations that the DA is "too white" to win power. The two leaders said they were joining forces to bring unity to South Africa - the "unity Madiba [Nelson Mandela] fought for". Ms Ramphele, 66, is seen as an impressive figure with impeccable "struggle credentials" - factors which still influence the way some South Africans vote. She is also a former World Bank director and mining magnate. However, her Agang party has failed to make much of an impact since its launch last year. It is bankrupt and a month ago was unable to pay its staff. The BBC's Milton Nkosi in Johannesburg says the DA takeover ...
Sent from The Age Digital Edition. Get it on the App Store: LUNCH WITH . . . BRUCE HAIGH, the diplomat who helped fight apartheid, continues to champion society’s underdogs, writes Mark Baker. Donald Woods was a hero of the struggle against apartheid. As editor-in-chief of the crusading Daily Dispatch newspaper, Woods befriended Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and was banned for five years by the white South African government – stripped of his editorship and prohibited from writing, speaking publicly and travelling. When Biko died in custody after being severely beaten by police in 1977, Woods feared for his own life and decided to flee with his wife and five children. Disguised as a priest, he was smuggled across the border to Lesotho, where he sought asylum in the British embassy. The story of Woods’ escape was dramatised in the 1987 film, Cry Freedom. Denzel Washington scored an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Biko and John Hargreaves starred as ‘‘ Bruce’’ , an Austra ...
Mamphela Ramphele, partner of the late Steve Biko and leader of political party has just viewed the body.
The terror of apartheid & remembering Steve Biko - Dr Mamphela Ramphele live on BBC News now - what an impressive woman
Dimbleby's constant referring of Mamphela Ramphele as wife of Steve Biko and mother of his children belittles her.
I find it rather weird that Mamphela Ramphele is referred to as Steve Biko's "friend" international news reports.
Agang sounds good because Dr Mamphela Ramphele (and Steve Biko's life partner) is talking Check out
So I read on the internet that Mamphela Ramphele had an affair with Steve Biko and he died when she was 6 months pregnant
We must not lose sight of the fact that Mandela was never the b-all and end all of the anti-Apartheid struggle. His wife Winnie, his comerades at the ANC, such as Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Albert Luthuli, Ahmed Kathrada, Joe Slovo, Ruth First, and his counterparts outside of it, such as Robert Sobukwe, Helen Suzman, Desmond Tutu, Steve Biko, Mamphela Ramphele, Trevor Huddleston, and many others played valuable roles, often losing their lives. They must not be forgotten.
I really like Mamphela Ramphele but they should stop referring to her as Bikos life partner. Steve Biko was married, she was the side chic
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I saw Mandela in the flesh one time, at the University of Cape Town in 1997. I was there representing the University of Edinburgh at the installation of Mamphela Ramphele as the first black and first female to be Vice Chancellor of UCT. She had been the partner of Steve Biko, and they had had two children together, and she was of course a major anti-apartheid activist in her own right. So it was a big occasion, and the whole New South Africa establishment was there. (So were Tony Blair and Cherie Booth, incidentally.) The installation complete, Archbishop Tutu introduced Mandela, who was sitting on the other side of the platform, wearing the trademark loose multi-coloured shirt. Mandela shuffled very very slowly across the stage to the podium, looking stooped and frail. But once there he straightened up, turned to Tutu (who had made a speech earlier in the week worrying about the President's health as he approached 80), and said, "You think I'm not up to this job any more?". That brought the house ...
Steve Biko and Dr . Mamphela Ramphele were an item??
Contrary to popular belief...polygamy is not the preserve of Zulus...white people...Xhosa people...Coloureds and that ish...just not that we know we all not angels.Steve Biko had a son out of wedlock.his name is Hlumelo Biko...with that beautiful leader of mine...Dr Mamphela one is an angel here.
Surely the new Party called Agang will do something to Commemorate Steve Biko's passing. Kaloku u Steve Biko wayetya pha ku Dr Mamphela Ramphele. She must be a good side chick.
"In Africa we vote for the past, we do not vote for the future." - Mamphela Ramphele (December 28, 1947 - ). South African politician, a former activist against apartheid, a medical doctor, an academic and businesswoman. She was the life partner of Steve Biko, with whom she had two children. She is a former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town and a one-time Managing Director at the World Bank.
The DA leader HelenZille is the godmother of Steve Biko's children with Mamphela Ramphele
Steve Biko's lover Mamphela Ramphele on the tarnishing of his legacy
awkwardly asked about Steve Biko and Mamphela Ramphele tried to push it aside. Lol
1974 University of Cape Town's Vice Chancellor and principal and Steve Biko's ex-girlfriend, Mamphela Ramphele,...
Post-Mandela: New South African Political Party Formed To Challenge Dominant ANC. By Palash Ghosh As anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lays in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital, a new political party has been formed in South Africa designed to challenge the ruling African National Congress party (ANC), long associated with Mandela himself. Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, the prominent anti-apartheid activist and a Former Managing Director of the World Bank, has created a new political organization called “Agang” (which means “build” in the Sepedi language) in response to the perceived failures of President Jacob Zuma of the ruling ANC to tackle corruption and ease widespread poverty in the country. Ramphele, who was also the partner of the legendary murdered anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, told her supporters in a speech over the weekend that the ANC cannot be trusted to handle the economy and suggested that the ANC -- wracked by corruption -- has not lived up to the promise and democratic ide ...
Mamphela Ramphele, take two: Still too much poetry and not enough plan Mamphela Ramphele must have been bottling up her slowly growing anger for years; biding her time; biting her tongue; waiting for her moment. After her much-heralded pre-launch in February, she returns to talk to the media, just weeks before her brainchild, Agang, is to become reality. The question, though, remains: is this to be her moment? By J BROOKS SPECTOR. A crusader for rural health clinics back when such things would have been viewed as stalking horses for anti-Apartheid activism or worse, later as Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, then a senior official at the World Bank, the non-executive chair of the Gold Fields mining house, and (much earlier) partner and soulmate to black consciousness icon Steve Biko; Dr Mamphela Ramphele has finally decided to put her principles to the test of reality and to take her best shot at politics. A few months ago she announced the formation of the Agang political platform to listen ...
Dr.Mamphela Ramphele is a S/African social justice activist,she said Steve Biko is still the love of her life,she has kids 4 him
Dr Mamphela Ramphele is the mother of Steve Biko's children,interesting nature works in a wonderful way,I luv it
I listened to ur interview with Dr.Mamphela Ramphele,I watched Denzel Washington's film on Steve Biko,it was interesting
Likewise reminded of Steve Biko .and the present rise of Mamphela Ramphele.
Mamphela Ramphele's new party has started!! :D I'm so excited! Can't wait to vote next year. AGANG! *lifts fist* Steve Biko would be proud.
Mamphela Ramphele has replaced Steve Biko's profound concept of Black Consciousness with an airy hope of a "South...
Son of Steve Biko and Mamphela Ramphele, Hlumelo has a successful 13 year career as a venture capitalist.
Stephen Sackur talks to Mamphela Ramphele, anti-apartheid activist, prominent public figure and former partner of the late Steve Biko, one of the heroes of t...
Mamphela Ramphele and Steve Biko's Son (Hlumelo) is such an age candy! When is his book hittng de shalvs? And h said he is nt involved in Agang.
Mamphela Ramphele had two children with Steve Biko. Now, if Biko was to return to life - like Jesus Christ did some 1980 years ago - will he join Agang or ANC?
Cape Town - ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will not succeed single-handedly in changing the party, Hlumelo Biko, the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, predicted on Friday. "That party is a very difficult party for one person to impact and I think that the constituency he brings is not as strong as many people around here would like it to be," he told the Cape Town Press Club. "I think he will have a very difficult time making the ANC into the image that he has. So I think that there is this collective leadership dynamic that will drown out the voice of a single individual." Biko, an investment banker and also the son of Mamphela Ramphele, said he believed that President Jacob Zuma played identity politics and that this had lowered the tone of the public and party discourse. He referred to the tendency as "othering" those who did not subscribe to the dominant political view in a bid to marginalise them, and said he believed it shamed ANC veterans like Ramaphosa and National Planning Minis ...
Mamphela Ramphele, an activist against apartheid, one of the leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement alongside such as Steve Biko, a medical doctor, Vice
Mamphela Ramphele launches challenge to South Africa's ANC Activist who had two children with Steve Biko says her new organisation, Agang, will contest national elections next year A revered activist who was politically and romantically involved with the late Steve Biko has launched a party to challenge the governing African National Congress (ANC) and "rekindle the South Africa of our dreams". Mamphela Ramphele said that dream had faded for people who endured poverty and inequality, the threat of a return to traditional rule in rural areas and a broken education system that had gone backwards since the end of racial apartheid. "Our society's greatness is being fundamentally undermined by a massive failure of governance," she said at a launch event on Monday at the historic women's jail at Constitutional Hill. "Our country has lost the moral authority and international respect it enjoyed when it became a democracy." The 65-year-old said her new organisation would be called Agang – "Let us build", in the ...
WEDNESDAY PHONE TOPIC Respected anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele resigned as the chairperson of Gold Fields today, intensifying speculation she is about to launch a political party. The medical doctor and former World Bank Managing Director is expected to make a statement about her "political plans" on Johannesburg's Constitution Hill on Monday. Gold Fields, one of South Africa's biggest mining companies, said Ramphele had decided to retire "to further her socio-economic and political work". On a recent visit to the United States, Ramphele reportedly said she was collecting money for a political party and was "entering politics to save her country". The 65-year-old, a partner of slain Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, was placed under house arrest for seven years by the apartheid government because of her political work. Ramphele is a noted author, public health activist and academic, but analysts say, she is entering the political arena without a grass-roots network. On our Wednesday phone ...
Watching "Miracle rising-South Africa", wonder why we never hear real Mrs Biko and Family. Telling their really family story. Always see and hear Dr. Mamphela Ramphele talking on behalf on Steve Biko and telling us the life they shared. I get worried sometime of the moral issues this might cause in our society. She even spoke about the son their share with Steve Biko. We need to know the Real Steve Biko Family, we need to Honour this family for sharing Steve Biko's life with us, their lost him to struggle of Free South Africans that we enjoy today. We need to see more of the really Steve Biko Family, we need to know the Wife and Children of Steve Biko.
What is this hype about Mamphela Ramphele? I mean for real now what has she ever done except doing the did with Steve Biko?
Mamphela Ramphele she is not a saint or have good morals herself,she once dated a married man(Steve Biko) and have kids with him
Last night I watched Steve Biko's ex girlfriend, academic and anti apartheid stalwart, Mamphela Ramphele give an interview in English on a Afrikaans language TV channel. It was compelling viewing. Word on the street is that she is going to launch her own political party, foregoing offers from the DA to join them in their fight against the ANC. This would really put the cat amongst the pigeons as this woman is (street) smart, articulate and very, very sassy. And NOW she is walking around with armed body guards.Now what does that tell you? The game is afoot, me thinks. Watch this space.
What do you think about Dr Mamphela Ramphele's party launching next month??? She was Steve Biko's lover and was practically a co-founder of the ideals Biko stood for. Are we witnessing a return of the much exhausted human driven ideologies of our fallen leaders through this move by Ramphele??? Morning talk
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Can ‘scolding’ Ramphele cut it in SA politics? BY TIM COHEN DOCTOR (in both senses), professor, officer of the Legion of Honour, board member extraordinaire, general person about town and all-round protector of the faith, Mamphela Ramphele is a fantastic personality and a credit to South African cultural and political life. But will she be a great politician? If the news reports are correct, she will launch a new political party soon, so the question is what effect she will have on the political landscape. The rumour mill suggests Ramphele was aiming to raise about $40m at a series of local and foreign fund raisers and that the creation of the party will be announced shortly after the state of the nation speech. There are also some rumours of complex political plotting between her and old friend Helen Zille, who as a journalist was involved in exposing the cause of the death of Ramphele’s life partner, Steve Biko. I don’t know what happened during these discussions, but I’m willing to bet the co ...
Hlumelo Biko launches book on da 22nd. He is the son of Steve Biko and Mamphela Ramphele,book tittled "The Great African Society"
As members of the ANC, we have no right to ridicule Dr. Mamphela Ramphele and call her all sorts of names because of the rumours making rounds that she is busy preparing to launch an alternative political party for the forthcoming national general elections. As the ANC, we pride ourselves as being the architectures of democracy in this beautiful land of ours, and such, we should be the leading voices in encouraging our citizens to take full advantage of our democracy and exercise their rights, which include, but not limited to; the right to freedom of association, and, the right to a political party. Dr. Mamphele is right within her constitutional rights to start, if she wants and has the resources, a political party of her own. The guilt-game which many of us are trying to pin on her, saying that "Steve Biko must be turning in his grave" is petty and denialism of the highest order and should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves. At this point in time, when(Even though many are not willing to admit ...
DISDAIN FOR LIBERALS IS NOT BECAUSE OF INTOLERANCE BY Z PALLO JORDAN IN HER book Laying Ghosts to Rest, published about five years ago, Mamphela Ramphele complains of "an increasing tendency to demonise liberalism as a political orientation. There is a dismissive view about the role of liberals in our political history, although many fine South Africans made a significant contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle from the platform of liberalism". I found her comments ironic considering the scathing critique of liberalism that came from the Black Consciousness Movement during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly from Steve Biko, who explained the movement’s break with the National Union of South African Students thus: "Blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and by themselves." In the climate of political quiescence after the Rivonia trial, Biko was not only underscoring the spirit of black self-reliance but he was ...
Reading Cde Stella Ndabeni story about Mamphela Ramphele's status to the Steve Biko. Was she Steve Biko's second wife or his mistress? If so what is the difference between her & JZ's wives? Just interested.
I like that picture in the Mail & Guardian showing Steve Biko and Mamphela Ramphele standing outside a building chatting, and both smoking.
Was introduced to Mamphela Ramphele this morning. She is wise, inspiring and incredible. I am completely humbled...Also met Luthando Biko, great grandson of Mamphela Ramphele and Steve Biko. There's a bit of history in that 4 year old!
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