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Robert Sobukwe

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe (5 December 1924-27 February 1978) was a South African political dissident, who founded the Pan Africanist Congress in opposition to the apartheid regime.

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Politics is like evangelism,u have to keep on preaching the word converting the sinners and fighting for the betterment of humanity through every season.U have 2 spend 40 days in the wilderness and travel on a dry throat and with no food until you reach the land of canaan.Steve Biko,Robert Sobukwe,Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani are classical examples unlike this opportunitic fly by night politicians who only want to reach parliament.help me to fight this demon
This day has been hijacked by the ANC, even though our history point to only one man, called "the Man of Africa, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe" All South Africans today MUST celebrate Robert Sobukwe's bravary to challenge the brutal & inhuman government of the white people, when he pioneered a powerful resistance strategy that saw about 200 men marched to Orlando police station to be arrested for refusing to carry a stupid pass. Mind you all ANC members including all its leaders used to carry stupid pass wherever they used to go, but it was Sobukwe on this day, Monday 21, March 1960, who strategically brought the apartheid government to its knees. His idea was to make the unjust police system dysfunctional and that will see the Bantu Commissioner's court where a magistrate usually disposed of all pass cases in few minutes. The truth is Mandela, Thambo and many other ANC leaders used to carry their passes wherever they used to go, even when going to the shebeens at night, but it was this African man who defied ...
Remember the past and celebrate the future on Human Rights Day Human Rights Day (21 March) was officially declared a public holiday in 1994 following the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela. This national day-off is both a stark reminder of the tragic Sharpeville Massacre and a celebration of South Africa’s unique constitution, which gives equal rights to all. The Sharpeville Massacre On Monday, 21 March in 1960 police opened fire, without order, on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville station to protest pass laws, stipulations that required Africans to carry books and produce them for law enforcement officials on request; 69 unarmed people were killed and another 180 were injured. While little is known about what really sparked this tragic event, Joe Tlholoe, one of the nation's most acclaimed journalists who was a high school pupil at the time, recalled that the Pan Africanist Congress – under the leadership of Robert Sobukwe – appealed to all African men to take a stand agains ...
(Food for thought a speech by the fearless n most prominent leader Afrika has ever seen Robert Sobukwe at Fort Hare October 1949.its worth a read.) Prof. Dent, Ladies and Gentlemen, I intend to follow in my opening remarks the conventional pattern. And for that reason I will give a very brief review of our doings within the College this year. We saw at the beginning of the year the implementation of the Students’ Constitution, whereby six members of the S.R.C. [Students’ Representative Council were elected by secret ballot at a mass-meeting of the students and whereby also certain powers were delegated to the Council. Of that arrangement the worst I can say is that it seems to be working well. We witnessed also at the beginning of the year the promotion of Prof. Dent to the position of Principal of the S.A.N.C. [South African Native College. He was succeeding a man who was highly esteemed, Dr. Kerr. But I do not think we lament the change, for we are concerned not with personalities, but with policies ...
Actually, the MP mentioned Chris Hani, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe [Ironically, all from the EC].
This is a quote from Shenge's speech in parliament . "I am from a generation of leaders like Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Rowley Arenstein, Alphaeus Zulu, Zami Conco, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko and Joe Mathews. Only Mr Andrew Mlangeni and I survive from that generation." Kodwa usafuna ukuvotelwa. Ihlazo...
If you give your life to Jesus 4 God'will 2 be done in your life also preparing 4 eternal life and if you vote ANC you are defending the struggle of our late heroes &heroins likes of Solomon Mahlangu,Chris Hani,Robert Sobukwe,Henry Zondo,Sbu Mkhize,Steve Biko,JL Dube, not democracy .(democracy =demo +crazy,anti Christ-ideology of imperialist)
Afrika my begining afrika my ending,mayibuye iAfrika,I was just thinking about how much we have deviated from the values and principles of our founding fathers like dr John Dube,Robert Sobukwe,Nelson Mandela,Steve Biko,Govern Mbeki,Chris Hani,Oliver Tambo,Walter Sisulu and others,the current crop of leaders put self enrichment and greed over selflessness and the will to serve the people,is this what the struggle was for?to eliminate white on black opression and usher in black on black opression,just thinking out loud.
Ours cannot be reduced into a democracy in which the only time leaders drop knowledge was when the books fell from their school bags.During Nelson Mandela's memorial Joyce Banda summed up leadership as the ability in which you fall in love with people and they fall in love with you in return.From Steve Biko Black conscioussness,Robert Sobukwe's pan africanism,Leopold Sengor's negritude,Nkwame Nkruma's belief Africa be self reliant,Julius Nyerere ujamaa,Kenneth Kaunda notion of humanism and Nelson Mandela's reconciliation over recrimination mother Africa has always provided good leaders.As the elections draw near we need leadership which does not play populist card which divide society,bring fear,resentment and prejudice.We need leaders who will show us not to look back in anger but instead look forward in hope.Nations are not build by a politician or single person but by millions of people signing up to a single vision and living out a set of common values.We need leadership which wears it heart on its sl ...
that is wat Steve Biko, Marcus Garvey, Robert Sobukwe, John H Clarke etc, we trying to get through to us as black people.
i would like wat heppend here could also heppen at my home town. KWAKWATSI. Dis is wat we call radical change. The criteria which has to be done in order to hourner all the people who fought 4 freedom like the late Matikoane Seroto, Chris Hani, Oliver Tambo, Robert Sobukwe, Tata Madiba n so on
The teachings of Mandela and Luther king are nothing but dangerous to the black world,teachings of liberal.the teachings that we should preach peace while our race is brutally butchered,these teachins speak of forgiveness before justice,it speaks about kissing the white men's bum,sacrificing and compromising your Afrikan values so that the invader may be accomodated in the name of some illusional peace and rainbow,it says blackman remain poor while the white remains rich in the name of peace. we should dream of one day being intergrated to white society and white values.the teachings of Mandela and King have created dangerous blacks such as Lindiwe Mazibuko,Khaya Dlanga and Mmusi Mamaine. Our young people should be taught about the great Marcus Garvey Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe.the teachings of these leaders would emanicipate the Afrikan mind from mental slavery and Eurocentric thinking,the teachings of these great son's would force us to make our stand and take our place in this world infested by whit ...
Those of you that will be turning 18 before the 7th of May 2014, please do go to your nearest voting station and register to vote. It doesn't take much time to register. Play your part in making South Africa a better country by owning and using your democratic right. Vote for a political party of your choice and remember your vote is your secret. Do not neglect this call guys, our freedom didn't fall from a tree, blood spilled and lives were lost, for me and you to be able to vote. Remember, the likes of Ruth First, Chris Hani, Solomon Mahlangu, Mbuyisa Makhubu, Hector Peterson, OR Tambo, Albert Luthuli, Robert Sobukwe, the PAC boys that were killed by the apartheid SADF in Norwood (Mthatha), Cradock Four and many freedom fighters who died because of their stand for truth that entailed a right for a black person to vote. They died violently and some because of illnesses that were caused by involvement in the struggle. Go and register to vote for what what you believe in.
If Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe and Chris Hani were still alive, who would be your president and deputy president?
ANC opposition parties are making it so difficult for the people to choose any other party. Mamphele Ramphele had a great idea and she allowed personality it get in its way. Mosiwa Lekota is a disgruntled ANC member meaning his drive is to oppose the ANC and not to bring anything innovative and helpful to the table. Helen Zille talks about "service delivery for all" but Nomzamo and Khayelitsha don't inspire any confidence that this service delivery is indeed for all. Julius Malema is too radical and there is fear of political unrest if he was to become president. I must add though about Malema that I think he is talking about very important issues, Steve Biko talked about land distribution so did Robert Sobukwe and those are intellectual giants that are respected to this day, so don't think Malema is a stupid fool he's talking about real tangible issues that ANC is not dealing with as much as they ought to. My point in the end though is despite the validity of the issues Malema is tackling, he is too radi ...
We must know and always remember that we won't return the like of Robert Sobukwe, Tambo, Chris Hani,Joe Slovo,...
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XHOSA MEN I am a pan-Africanist through and through, and my feelings about African people in their entirety remain consistent. As pan-Africanists, we don't encourage divisions among the African family. To us,all Africans, be they Nigerian or Azanian, are the same. However, we cannot deny that divisions DO exist, both socio-economic class and ethnical divisions. Because of geo-politics, certain ethnic groups will have certain characteristics that differ from other tribal groups. Societal norms and traditions differ, hence Xhosa people, for example, believe in "ulwalukho" while Zulu people don't. I have interacted with and observed the different tribes in our country, and while there is more that unites us than there is what divides us, there are certain traits that are dominant in some cultures than others. What i've concluded is that Venda, Tsonga and Pedi women are generally more conservative than Xhosa women,who are rather outgoing and free-spirited. Regions also play a significant role. Soweto people a ...
SPEECHES OF MANGALISO SOBUKWE INAUGURAL ADDRESS Mr. Speaker, Sir, Sons and Daughters of Africa! Mr. Speaker has already informed you that we had hoped that this inaugural Convention of the Africanists would be opened by Dr. Kamuzu Hastings Banda, failing which, by Mr. Kenneth Kaunda of the Zambia African National Congress in Northern Rhodesia. Both have been unable to attend our convention for both are now, in the language of the colonialists, "detained" in some concentration camps because they dared to demand the right of self-determination for the indigenous African people of Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. The honorable task of opening this conference has, therefore, fallen on me, an Africanist, and I wish to thank the Central Committee for the honour. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity this offers me to treat briefly of certain issues relevant to our struggle, which, though adequately treated in the documents that will be considered by this Convention, require to be presented to such a ga ...
Where is the PAC who is the president of the PAC oh may the soul of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe rest in peace
Biko,Sankara,Malcolm X,Robert Sobukwe,Chris Hani, , contribute to how I understand the plight of Afrikans
One of the saddest new things I learned at Robben Island in early Jan, was the treatment of Robert Sobukwe, and the Sobukwe Clause.
Let me unmusk if not to demobilize the hallucination to those who perceive our capitalist education as free education and as PAYCO of Limpopo we regard this tendency as a brainwashed education and should be condemned. We cannot cherish an education that leave an African child running behind the van zyls and van der Merwe saying, "EK SOEK DIE WERK" but we demand an education that shall empower the African masses as the bosses as the future dominanents of our economy. As PAYCO, we also condem the continuation of maths literacy and life orientation as part of curriculum of our basic education. PAYCO wants the the basic education to include atleast two basic mining and agriculture subjects as part of curriculum to ensure that we are moving towards economic emancipation of African society. In South Africa will continue to teach our learners about the characteristis of a cochroach while a learner in America is taught about distinguishing a platnum on our our African soil. It is a nacked secret that Agriculture ...
She asked me if I know Nicki Minaj,. I said no and she LAUGHED. I asked her if she knows Robert Sobukwe,. She said...
It came as a suprise to me that the sharpville massacre was orchestrated by the PAC not by the ANC but the ANC continues to fail to honour Robert Sobukwe
There is only one race to which we all belong and that is human race. by Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe
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Author: Reagile Rey Makwela Title: African Politics As African individuals. We have been brainwashed by the monarch-like government that starves us of transparency and honesty, Stringing us along like political puppets used as an entourage. Hiding the corrupt and unjust truths of bribery, deceit and capitalism. We were woken up from an African Dream by white oppressors who lust fully raped our mothers and impregnated them with hatred. They, who now call us kaffirs and niggaz, shamed us for being fatherless not caring about our heritage, culture or tradition for the sake of their over grown testosterone. They now live lavish lives while we still live in peasant conditioned dungeons and feast on each other's blood for survival. Trusting, we poured out our blood to place in power those who seemed to have our best interests at heart. Unfortunately, they too have been poisoned by illuminati replicas of deceit and hypocrisy. Hypnotizing us like the white colonizers who fooled our forefathers into believing a pi ...
Salute,,True Leadership Demands Complete Subjugation of self Absolute Honesty,integrity and uprightness of Character Courage and above all,a Consuming Love 4 one's people" (Robert SoBukwe 1924-1978)
If u talk about LAND they'll KILL YOU,They killed ROBERT SOBUKWE! But that won't change my MIND,I WANT MY LAND BACK!!
Who's that ? Buthelezi studied History and Bantu administration at the Fort Hare University in 1948. It was at this University that his short-lived involvement in liberation politics developed. Here he met Professor Z K Mathews (who was to make an impression on him) and through him, Robert Sobukwe, African National Congress (ANC) Youth League leader, and other African nationalist liberation leaders such as Robert Mugabe. In 1950 he took part in the student protests against the visit of Governor General G Brand Van Zyl
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The poem was recited at Robert Sobukwe: The Unsung Hero at Freedom Park on 27th February 2013.
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'Mayibuye iAfrika,' long live the spirit of Robert Sobukwe ... We are but ordinary, ordinary citizens;")
Update: Roadworks: N2 Outbound at Robert Sobukwe, is cleared, all lanes open, no delays.
Roadworks: N2 Outbound at Robert Sobukwe, all lanes open, no delays.
the lights at Robert Sobukwe Road are still out. It's been three weeks!!!
Traffic cops standing at uwc robert Sobukwe road pulling off random vehicles
What ANC and zuma don't know is that an e-tag is an electronic DOOM PASS, we are going backward in a new sophisticated way of colonization, we need more man like Robert Sobukwe and Steve Biko, not yet uhuru
Che Guevara, Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe the most selfless men to ever work this earth.
Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Robert Sobukwe (1924-1978) grew up in Graaff-Reinet, attended Healdtown and graduated in 1949 from Fort Hare where he had a distinguished academic record and showed promise as a public speaker. He became a teacher in Standerton, and later taught African languages at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In April 1959 he was elected president of the Pan Africanist Congress at its founding. Jailed in the aftermath of the PAC's anti-pass campaign in March 1960, he spent nine years in prison, six of them in solitary confinement on Robben Island. After his release he was denied an exit permit to take up employment offered to him in the United States. Following his release from prison in 1969, Sobukwe was restricted to the town of Kimberley, banned from meeting with more than one person at a time and from contributing to the preparation of any publication. This interview was conducted by Gail M. Gerhart, a graduate student at Columbia University, USA. It took place during ...
THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING: Going to college in Selma, Alabama has afforded me the opportunity to study at length the Civil Rights Movement and its TORCH BEARERS. We will never know all of the names of the FREEDOM RIDERS, the members of the S.C.L.C., S.N.C.C., the BLACK PANTHER PARTY or those THOUSANDS of Black Men, Women and CHILDREN who gave their lives or had their lives TAKEN by the scourge we now coin as RACISM. But their LEGACY continues to make a mark in the halls of HUMAN HISTORY. Furthermore we SALUTE the THOUSANDS of our WHITE, JEWISH and LATINO Brethren that STOOD UP and SPOKE OUT during those perilous times and were INCARCERATED and some even MURDERED as well. The LEGACY of Dr. King is one of UNIFIED ACTION across RACIAL, EDUCATIONAL, POLITICAL and ECONOMIC BARRIERS. The uninitiated, who will only tread in the shallow end of the CIVIL RIGHTS POOL, will confine Dr. King, Brother Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Fred Hampton, Stokely Carmichael, Mark Clark, Robert Sobukwe, and others to SPEECH ...
Today great leaders - Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe - are among many hundreds wasting away in Robben Island...
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"I said last year that Fort Hare must be to the African what Stellenbosch [University] is to the Afrikaner. It must be the barometer of African thought. It is interesting to note that the theory of ‘Apartheid’ which is today the dominating ideology of the State was worked out at Stellenbosch by [Dr W.M.M.J Eiselen and his colleagues. That same Eiselen is Secretary for Native Affairs. But the important thing is that Stellenbosch is not only the expression of Afrikaner thought and feeling but it is also the embodiment of their aspiration..." - Robert Sobukwe .Now how many Universities have we built since 1994 which are THE EMBODIMENT OF OUR ASPIRATIONS.was he schizophrenic to suggest such???
- Roadblock on de la Rey as you come from Robert sobukwe number plate scanners the works! 07:20. - Metro: Train...
The Sharpeville Massacre For many who have not seen it, Sharpeville is a date, not a place. —Prakash Diar March 21, 1960: A large crowd of Black South Africans assembled in front of the Sharpeville police station to protest the pass laws imposed by apartheid. The pass laws were statutes requiring all black men and women of South Africa to carry a reference book with them when they travelled outside of their homes. The Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), led by Robert Sobukwe, together with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC), organized the protest for the nation's blacks to join together to demonstrate peacefully against apartheid. Rarely in South Africa before 1960 had so many black people demonstrated their defiance of the laws in any way. The police were highly apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. Suddenly, tensions were released: the crowd pelted the policemen with stones, and the edgy policemen retaliated with gunfire. In the end, sixty-nine protesters were killed and one hundred and e ...
Chris Sankara wrote: "Africanist are those Africans who believe that African nationalism is the only liberatory outlook that can bind together the African masses by providing them with a loyalty higher than that of a tribe and thus mold them into a militant discipline fighting force". Robert Sobukwe.
country needs one with the resilience of MaSisulu, Wisdom of Biko, principle of Robert Sobukwe and courage of Bram Fischer
I wish I could drive down Esselen (Robert Sobukwe) street, just to witness the Nigerians celebrating.
Lmao I'll vote for whoever deports em "I'm sure there's chaos at Robert Sobukwe street Then Sunnyside scored o_O
"I knew Robert Sobukwe, Robert Sobukwe was a friend of mine and sir you're no Robert Sobukwe"
"When you talk about land they kill you. They killed Robert Sobukwe"- Julius Malema
HERE IS A TREE... the biography of ROBERT SOBUKWE. I am humbled
My people, I am very well. I have been in the good hands of progressive forces of Swaziland. May the gods of Afrika protect the leadership, membership and supporters of PUDEMO and SWAYOCO, and all citizens of the Kingdom of Swaziland, so that we live to see a truly democratic Swaziland in our lifetime. Equally, may we live to see the emancipation of the people of the Sahrawi Republic (Western Sahara) and the end of tyrannical Moroccan rule in that part of the continent we call home. In the name of Mbuya Nehanda, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo, Thomas Sankara, Kaoberdiano Dambara, Julius "Mwalimu" Nyerere, Joshua Nkomo, Sabelo Pama, Kwame Nkrumah and other gods, may we live to see AND fight to realise an Afrika that is fit for the habitat of its sons and daughters.
: " Political freedom without land and without economic freedom is no freedom " ~ Robert Sobukwe *helloworld*
"If your thoughts go skin-deep, your mental development will remain skin-deep" Marcus Garvey being quoted by Robert Sobukwe, 21 October 1949
Africa Salutes a Legend who rubbed shoulders with great African Leaders like Former Namibian President Sam Nujoma, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, South African President Thabo Mbeki, Robert Sobukwe and numerous other great leaders of our continent before they became presidents of their respective countries whilst still fighting for the liberation of the southern region in the 1970s and managed to remained humble until death. Hamba Khahle Baba Makhanda.
Tata Robert Sobukwe fot against pass laws in 1960.where many of our heros died,dat waz cld Bisho masacer,de pass law was abolished,bt we stl hv 2show our Identies whn we we want 2 enter unitra.guyz blck person wil nevr b free
i'm a true Robert Sobukwe follower "even though he passed on he is still feared" he is tah reason why i wanna partake in documentaries he was a true freedom fighter that stood up to being black in tah white dominion and never sold us too short to gain recognition.
"I wish to make it clear again,we are anti-nobody. We are pro Africa. We breathe, we dream, we live Africa because Africa and humanity are inseperable. It is only doing the same that the minorities on this land can secure mental and spiritual freedom. The future of the world lies with the oppressed and the Africans are the most oppressed people on earth. Not only in the African continent of Africa but also in America and the West Indies." Robert Sobukwe
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I swear Robert Sobukwe's story is really sad. I hate the way his life ended. *** this book is messing up my saturday
Africanists reject totalitarianism in any form and accept political democracy as understood in the west. We also reject the economic exploitation of the many for the benefit of a few. We accept as policy the equitable distribution of wealth aiming, as far as I am concerned, to equality of income which to me is the only basis on which the slogan of "equal opportunities" can be founded. -Robert Sobukwe
Take Martin Luther King Jnr and give me Malcolm X. Take Al Sharpton and give me Farrakhan. Take Mandela and give me Robert Sobukwe Take your 'Freedom', We want Justice!
Why are all Africas greatest sons murdered.., Thomas Sankara, Chris Hani, gaddafi, Biko, Patrice lumbuba, Robert sobukwe.. I find all this very strange...im an ANC member.. But I fear for people like malema...whos has a very strong belief about Africa for Africans. I fe...
Truth be spoken, Robert M. Sobukwe pulled of the 21st March 1960 dompas mass campaign whilst the was shivering like a frog.
I remember Robert Sobukwe. I remember Afrika. "The subjugation of oneself". The story isn't finished as yet Siree, the prologue continues. We are writting chapter 8 with this year's elections.
I ask my people, why are you so afraid of who you truly are? Why the blond weaves, why the blue contact lenses, why bleach your beautiful chocolate skin? Why hide your curvy african body? Be not ashamed of who you are, instead shout at the top of your voice that I am cut from the same cloth as Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe, through my veins runs the blood of Oliver Tambo and Walter Sizulu, I carry the intellect of Steve Biko and Dr Ramphele with the strength of Mama Winnie Mandela , don't let foreign materialistic factors define who you are, Be black and proud wa'nthola?
St. Xavier, Kutama College, and Fort Hare: 1942–1954 Mugabe was raised as a Roman Catholic, studying in Marist Brothers and Jesuit schools, including the exclusive Kutama College, headed by an Irish priest, Father Jerome O'Hea, who took him under his wing. Through his youth, Mugabe was never socially popular nor physically active and spent most of his time with the priests or his mother when he was not reading in the school's libraries. He was described as never playing with other children but enjoying his own company.[18] According to his brother Donato his only friends were his books.[20] He qualified as a teacher, but left to study at Fort Hare in South Africa graduating in 1951, while meeting contemporaries such as Julius Nyerere, Herbert Chitepo, Robert Sobukwe and Kenneth Kaunda. He then studied at Salisbury (1953), Gwelo (1954), and Tanzania (1955–1957). Originally graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Fort Hare in 1951, Mugabe subsequently earned six further degrees ...
Whenever the subject of Robert Sobukwe's Law Office in Galeshewe, Kimberley is raised, the entire NC province becomes numb. Is this remarkable history gonna pass us by through denying us the ppl whom he impacted on their lives, the opportunity to celebrate him?
“Let me plead with you lovers of my Africa, to carry with you into the world the vision of a new Africa, an Africa reborn, an Africa rejuvenated, an Africa re-created, young Africa. We are the first glimmers of a new dawn.” Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe
We must face the reality ! The United States of Afrika that Robert Sobukwe envisaged will never materialize because since these Afrikan countries gained independence their leaders have been fighting against each other over the mineral resources . They are as greedy as pigs . The only thing we have managed to create is the United Nations of Afrika in SA ( UNASA ). Even with the level of poverty in tiny kingdoms like Swaziland and the landlocked Lesotho ,their leaders will not allow them to be incorporated into SA because they are afraid they will have to relinquish power . The problem with Afrikan leaders is that they are hungry for power . So what USA are we talking about ? My point is ... for the ANC to create 6 million jobs , they must deport all these unskilled , uneducated foreigners including the chinese . We don't want people who will come here to add to our problems . We want people who will be a solution to our problems .
RIOTS. Robert Sobukwe (Modderdam) Road closed between the Nooitgedacht robots and Charles village robots. It's going to be crazy getting to that side of the world in the peak. Keep checking the traffic updates for developments.
Brent Macleod: Shacks on fire in Vahalla Park informal settlement. Rescue vehicles at the scene. Justin Jansen: Shack alight along Robert Sobukwe Road, Bishop Lavis. Same area shacks burnt down about a month ago. SAPS, EMS and Fire&Rescue on scene. Charles Manuel: 10:30: Looking outside my office window and I see huge flames of a fire at the Valhalla Park area where the houses burned last year. Any info. Traffic fines, cameras & updates in Western Cape: *PS*
I'll never vote for any white party im sorry.these people will never like us..they just pretenders. All of the sudden just coZ they want to continue exploiting us they say apartheid system was wrong couldn't they see that at first.I dont hate them I just dont trust them. I'd rather vote for ANC,EFF,IFP, Bantu Holomisa ,AGANG, AZAPO,PAC, but not FF PLUS OR DA..I wont betray Oliver Tambo, Robert sobukwe, Steve Biko, Solomon Mahlangu, Chris thembisile Hani, I wont betray Gaddafi, Thomas Sankara, I won't betray Malcolm X, martin Luther king, Ernesto Chevura, Gandhi and all those who fought against white domination all over the world. White people whether we like it or not..we Will never be friend's im sorry. I want my Africa back.
Alert to All, riots @ Valhalla camp on Robert Sobukwe aka modderdam... Please be careful...
Black smoke again in Valhalla Park...shack/s burning! Expect delays @ robert sobukwe road
Manqoba Nxumalo: The Malema conundrum Julius Malema is such a polarising figure. We loathe and love him in equal measure. He shakes us in our comfort zones by confronting the compromises of our leaders. He makes us discuss, yet again, what the liberation struggle was about. Did political power for the black government mean an end to apartheid and the legacy it bequeathed? This is what society is discussing, thanks to Malema. Even the apolitical youth find themselves discussing politics, whether agreeing with him or not is immaterial. You either hate or love me. You are seldom in-between. It is Malema who dusted the Freedom Charter from the archives of the ANC and brought it back to national discourse. It was Malema who took the politics of the SACP and merged it with that of the PAC and bam came the Economic Freedom Fighters. He has woven the radicalism of such stalwarts as Peter Mokaba and the late Steve Biko. Perhaps that is why Andile Mngxitama praises the EFF as the organisation where the children of ...
If Bantu Holomis and Robert Sobukwe's departure didn't weaken the African National Congress in anyway. Than Julius Malema's departure should be seen as a joke Sobukwe and Holomisa were one of the strongest cadre who have left the movement and assembly their new political parties. Malema is just a vocal political demagogue, he just can't inflict no harm within the ANC . If the is one thing that I've learn, is that people will protect the ANC against anyone who proves to very strong outside of the movement.
UWC, rejected applicants and excluded students here I am. We children of PAC, PASMA, we will get you school. Come elections you will vote SASCO and ANC and make mockery about us. But as true Africanists our father Robert Sobukwe taught us one thing, the meaning and significance of Education. " Education to us means service to Africa" by Sobukwe. Whatever you do, you do it for yourself
This movie depicts that an Iraqi killed Sadam Husain because the Iraqis did not want America to decide what happens in Iraq. It claims that it was not the Americans themselves who killed Sadam and it moves away from the orinal idea that he was killed for Oil in that land. Fact of the matter is. Americans are not God and must stop trying to make the wold theirs... for instance, in Zimbabwe... they even though the people there have made it clear that they are not interested in American life. they still continue influencing individuals and leaders to go against their own will.They still convince the world that Zimbabwe is suffering and are plotting each and every day on how to take down Mugabe. Like they did with Sadam. They killed Chris Hani. They killed Dr Robert Sobukwe and formed their own African National Congolose lead by their chosen icon pupppet Rolihlahla. The media has been in the middle of things and misused by those in power. especial American leaders whose ambition to impress the Queen of Englan ...
There is one annoying thing with neo-colonial where revolutionary phrase-mongering n suger-coating revisionism with quotations of fallen revolutionaries always stored in pigeon holes to score cheap political points in the bourgeois numbers game of bourgeois parliamentary cretinism which wil never serve the masses bt the beauraucrats elected. I puzzle at how people can coat Antan Muziwakhe Lembede,an Africanist who was never a PAC member n then deny others the right to quoting Sobukwe n make Sobukwe an exclusive dormain of the PAC,Lembede was president of the ANC Youth League n died as such,n the soul reason tht he is on the PAC calender was the fact tht he was an Africanist,a revolutionary par excellence who led n greatly influenced Sobukwe n his generation. On the reversal n betrayal of the 1949 Program of Action,with Lembede gone(by the adoption of the freedom cheater),it fell on the shoulders of Sobukwe n his comrades to shoulder the responsibility of leading the Africanist revolutionary fraction tht . ...
Nxa! Just remembered my dream from last night. Why am I dreaming about an ex and not Robert Sobukwe?
"We must tell the truth before we. die" Robert Sobukwe
Steve Biko called white liberal nd Robert Sobukwe call it White luv to us. Azajnia is our country
In South Africa then, once white domination has been overthrown and the white man is no longer "white-man boss" but is an individual member of society, there will be no reason to hate him and he will not be hated even by the masses. We are not anti-white, therefore. We do not hate the European because he is white! We hate him because he is an oppressor. And it is plain dishonesty to say I hate the sjambok and not the one who wields it. Robert Sobukwe
If you asked the spirit of Robert Sobukwe which movement is people focused today,
Here is a 3:32 am question 2 the world... Why are u deleting Robert Sobukwe...? U african leaders...y r u so weak...y r u letting this happen...en Mandela,God gracious God y so fake? Even ur name is bought by de americas, evn de movie feeds usa economy
To report about the Sharpeville Massacre, without mention of Robert Sobukwe and PAC is tantamount to fraud .
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In one study, 5 men were paid to participate in a social isolation research: the 1st man freaked out after 20mins. Another became so agitated, he made friends with a mouse, but accidentally killed it & fell apart at its death. only one man lasted 8days, but all men showed definitive signs of deteriorated health. three of the 5men lasted 2days, one said it was the most difficult thing he ever went through. Robert Sobukwe did it for 6 years. without the benefit of another's perspective on social norms, a mental imbalance sets in- depression & psychosis follows.
.. Sobukwe was kept in solitary confinement but permitted certain privileges including books, newspapers, civilian clothes, bread etc. He lived in a separate area on the Island where he had no contact with other prisoners. The only contacts were his secret hand signals whilst outside for exercise It is speculated that the South African administration had profiled Robert Sobukwe as a more radical and difficult opponent than the regular ANC prisoners.
Nelson Mandela: A TOWERING FIGURE OF OUR TIME by Mosibudi Mangena My first meeting with Nelson Mandela was rather inauspicious, perhaps even undignified. He and I lay on our bellies either side of a massive metal door separating two sections, A and B, in the Robben Island Prison. I had just arrived there in early 1974 after being sentenced in the Grahamstown High Court the previous year for my activities in the Black People’s Convention (BPC). I was a twenty-five year old youngster then, lying in that position with an older man the other side, and other prisoners on either side of the door watching out for the warders, as he welcomed me to prison. Rather odd, is it not? Being welcomed into a prison? But he soon explained that my arrival there meant that our people had not abandoned the struggle. Undesirable as they undoubtedly were, detentions, trials and imprisonments of especially the younger generations, meant that political activism did not die with the imprisonment of his generation. As students, . ...
To polititians or to those who know the history of SA, I need to know this is the house where Robert Sobukwe was staying Robben Island if so please let me know soon, I need to book it urgently all the details please
We aim, politically, at government of the Africans by the Africans, for the Africans, with everybody who owes his only loyalty to Africa and who is prepared to accept the democratic rule of an African majority being regarded as an African." -Robert Sobukwe
The ANC says it will defend Zuma and Nkandla upgrades... Now that Madonsela has done an investigation, the ministers decide to go publoc or declassify their flawed report. If they took voters seriously, they wouldn't have classified their whitewash report in the first place, but now that that Madonsela is doing what is right, they are limping behind with hopes that we will be fullish enough to stomach their nonsensical report. Sibambe elentulo, which is Madonsela's report. The cabinet can go hang! The public protector is likely to ruffle some feathers, no wonder the gang and their doctored report are putting her under pressure. This, folks, brings me to the main point; ELECTIONS. Elections present us with an opportunity to fix this mess, a.k.a ANC. Need I remind you? E-tolls, Shabir Shaik a.k.a freeman, illegitimate Waterkloof landing, Marikana killings, security upgrades, Lenasia houses demolitions, corruption in almost every government department with home affairs taking a trophy, complacency of the off ...
The PAC in Tshwane will be conducting a picket against e-tolls on the cnr of Robert Sobukwe & Steve Biko streets in Sunnyside on the 11January 2014, starting at 10:00am.
have you been reading what I wrote to you? you can compare Robert Sobukwe with Mandela not Zuma, Zuma is younger
Sobukwe studied while at Robben Island. Why didn't Zuma use this opportunity?
that will be the day Solomon Mahlangu, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela and many fallen heroes shout Viva in heaven.
Then I discovered the story of Robert sobukwe a major freedom fighter of the aparteid regime, the man…
It always surprises me. You find this young man/lady,who knows all about Josephs,Judases,Peters,Isiahs etc. But they don't know Robert Sobukwe for an example. Is your history that evil or demonic? Remember;before a religionist,there was an African. Find a balance!
So Udubs finally changed its Street Address from "Modderdam. Road to Robert Sobukwe Road".
Education to us means service to Africa~Robert Sobukwe I wish i had live in Ancient Africa where education was important and i think it was free.modern day Education produce us to be slaves of other Nations.Europeans don't mind giving us Scholarships because at the end of the day we will be serving their communities.i really wish i was born in the Ancient Africa.
Robert Sobukwe must be crying in his grave from what has happened to his beloved PAC...
MEMORIALISING APLA FORCES IN THE YEARS OF THE GREAT STORM! Sabelo Phama Victor Gqweta, or Sabelo Phama as he was popularly known, was called to head and command the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA) forces and serve in the Central Committee of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania as Secretary for Defence in 1982 when restructuring of the Party took place under the new leadership of John Nyathi Pokela. Pokela was released at the end of 1980 after serving a thirteen (13) year term on Robben Island maximum prison. Both the underground and prison leadership of the PAC sent him abroad to join the leadership of Mission-in-Exile and establish unity of the warring groupings, restore Party discipline and roll out a home going programme for APLA combatants. In essence, the PAC was taking responsibility once more to unfold a programme of action and overthrow an illegitimate racist settler-regime. Vusi Make voluntarily and magnanimously stepped down from the position of chairman of the Party to allow this ...
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I am no politician but my visiting Robben Island really opened a new page for me. Robert Sobukwe was put thru terrible torture up until the day of his death and sadly his death came early nd could not even see the fruits of the struggle. The humanity in me cried as the tour guide related his story nd when I read the newspaper clips and letters on the walls of what used to be his house of arrest. I do not think He is getting the deserved recognition. Long live the spirit of Sobukwe.
Happy bday to the Anc of John Dube, Robert Sobukwe , Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu , Oliver Tambo ,Thabo Mbeki
“We are fighting for the noblest cause on earth, the liberation of mankind….there is only one race, the human race.Robert Sobukwe
There more I read on South African politics, there more I get enlightened on specific details that were untold by the Anc led history. Robert Sobukwe and the PAC name fell into oblivion totally yet those are the true fathers of the struggle.
SA youth have a date with destiny In the Christian scriptures, one of the most significant founding figures of the Christian faith, a Jewish philosopher with Roman citizenship, Paul (originally named Saul) of Tarsus, wrote a letter towards the end of his life and service to one of his younger comrades, Timothy, the one who was naturally going to ‘replace’ him in service. In the letter he wrote: “… the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” This is after a life of selfless service, a life in which he poured himself out in the service of other people, and the course he believed with all his heart, mind and soul, the course which eventually caused him his life. This is a very fitting scriptural quotation for the late Rolihlala Nelson Mandela, that great son of Africa who also poured out his life in the service of the people he loved dearly and a course he believed to be just and true. This is the same love and course which got ...
The house of one of our greatest leaders, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, at Robben Ireland, SA.
i was listening to a radio show last night and the discussion was about education,and one the callers,who also a happens to be a doctor by profession,was relating a good but sad story about how he had taken his family to Robben Island during the holidays.and when they where there with their tour guider who was explaining everything about that place,it came to a point where the tour guider had to explain about the single quaters that stood alone from the rest of the cells,cause even though a lot of things might have been done to distort history,but they could not remove that single quaters that Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe was locked in.and if you are going to teach about the history of that place,then there is no way that you are not going to touch that one. the doctor said her young daughter was so touched by the story of a prisoner who used to occupy that single isolated quaters,after hearing that in all his imprisonment he recieved a different treatment from all the prisoners,in a most harsh way that is .. ...
When i look at the state of Africa i'm reminded of the words of Robert Sobukwe when he said "it is darkest before dawn".
Respect to Robert Sobukwe. I've learnt immensely about him today.
Well learnered, well disciplined,fearless and humble - Robert Sobukwe
The poor quality of education in South Africa is an insult to the struggle of Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Joe Slovo & many other stalwarts.
I fully support Peter Serobe on Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe. He was highly educated, humble and the most PAC president feared by the then apartheid regime. On his 9 year prison sentence on Robben Island, he was placed on a special 4 roomed house guarded 24/7.
I have left my company in good hands so plz don t let me down guyz and also utata Robert Sobukwe for the second time
""The future of Africa will be what Africans make it" ~ Robert
I'm a self taught student of philosophy, i love reading books, equiping myself on local and international events and stories, knowledge systems and way of thinking. luckily this started at a very young age and I never even recognised such well until very recent.   like everybody else, having an opinion and expressing it, or having a questioning mind,  in a society like ours, could leave you with a label, or being rebuked that "you think you are clever".such is the story of an intellectually superior black.    very recently, i have come across a number of people, mostly in the academic world, who have no opinion on their chosen fields, who only know what they do within their scope of work, and beyond that, they have nothing else to add or see. this is problematic to me for a number of reasons. one fundamental issue is that we go to school to add value to life itself, especially in the further devoloping world, so to be able to go to varsity and get a degree is not merely about getting a job, but its ab ...
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania-Leaders Robert Sobukwe First President of the PAC,one of the most feared political prisoners during the 1960s.kept in solitary confinement for 6years on Robben Island and the only leader in world history to have had a clause in his name "Sobukwe Clause",it was enacted so to prelong his prison sentence.it is believed when Black Consciousness leader "Steve Biko",walked into a room where Sobukwe was,he exclaimed tyini lo thixo ulapha (God is here). Jafta "Tiger of Azania"Masemola Longest serving political prisoner on Robben Island.spent 29 years.on the Island, Masemola, had access to workshop tools, including a grinding stone. Together with another prisoner, Sedick Isaacs, he devised an escape plan. Masemola crafted a copy of the cell master key, which allowed him to 'sneak' around at night. The plan was to steal medical supplies from the dispensary, dope the wells and put the wardens into deep sleep. Unfortunately, information about the plan was exposed when a common law pr ...
Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, or Steve Biko...who do u admire the most?
South Africa is still far from the society that Steve Biko, Solomon Mahlangu, Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo and many more, sacrificed their lives for. But the reality is that South Africa remains an unjust and corrupt society where those who loot public coffers get protection from the police and security cluster President Jacob Zuma himself is aware that some members of his inner circle are corrupt to the core. At one time he threatened to fire corrupt ministers, some of whom allegedly asked for bribes of up to 10 million from potential foreign investors. Zuma’s threat to weed out corruption will remain empty as long as those crusading against corruption are treated like criminals, and those who loot public resources are protected. We challenge Zuma and his Hogwash Regime to stop the onslaught against South Africans and his colleagues and allow the body to investigate all cases of graft regardless of the positions of the suspects.
In 1959.pan african congress was formed...by robert sobukwe..
Soldiers of Azania can u briefly in short tell those people i met yesterday about the Robert Sobukwe's cause of death and why he was prisoned alone Bandiphikise mna ndaqonda ukuba eshee bazini kanene ngoPoqo aba
Robert Sobukwe articulated his political vision in the following manner: “One is convinced of the ultimate triumph of our cause, because it is a just cause. While we are fighting for the vindication of every man’s right to life abundant, those who oppress us are fighting in defence of greed and baaskap arrogance. We have a strong intellectual and moral case. They have none. Ultimately they rely on pure brute force. We can justifiably look upon ourselves as the champions of mankind, because our aim is to restore to and preserve for mankind the best in human civilization---and we use the term ‘human’ advisedly, for we don’t subscribe to the view that civilization is the proud possession of any particular group of people or any particular part of the globe. We are sure to win because right must triumph over might, freedom over serfdom. We are sure to win because the lessons of history are that those who are fighting in a struggle such as our own are assured of victory.” -Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
"It is impossible to implement something that is unjust in a just fashion," Robert Sobukwe
There is a song in my album, dedicated to the great man Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, whom I believe some of you dont know this man. As I am busy reading a book about him "Speeches of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe", I feel it is very vital that I share with you some parts of this book and you will understand why I wrote a song about him. Sobukwe(my hero), a National Leader of the African people of Azania, was a guide, freedom fighter, revolutionary, philosopher and scholar. As a teacher and comrade-in- arms, he helped lead the struggle for National liberation, social emancipation and continental unity. Sobukwe also organized the March 21st 1960 Pass Campaign that ended with the Sharpville Massacre, after which he spent most of his life jailed, confined and finally poisoned by the racist South Africa Regime.
Robert Sobukwe clearly rejecting the class theory. ''Extract from Questions and answers with Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Q: What are you differences with the ANC? A: First of all we differ radically in our conception of the struggle. We firmly hold, that we are oppressed as a subject nation - the Afrikan nation. To us, therefore, the struggle is a national struggle. Those of the A.N.C who are its active police-makers, maintain in the face of all the hard facts of the SA situation, that ours is a class struggle. We are according to them, oppressed as workers, both white and black. But it is significant that they make no attempt whatsoever to organise white workers, their allies are all of them bourgeoise. Secondly we differ in our attitude to co-operation with other national groups. Perhaps it might be better to say we differ in our understanding of the term co-operation.'' - Robert Sobukwe Ours is a race struggle.
Frantz Fanon and Robert Sobukwe speak from their Graves!!! Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong.when they are presented with Evidence that works against that belief,the new evidence cannot be accepted.it would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable called Cognitive Dissonance.And because it is so important to protect the core belief,they will rationalize,ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief~Frantz Fanon People do not like to see the even tenor their lives disturbed.they do not like to be made to feel guilty.they do not like to be told that what they always believed was right is wrong~Robert Sobukwe
Let me start by saying that this year wil have the Robert Sobukwe Mangaliso Youth Empowerment Memorial Month weather municipality cames on board or not
Sankara is even more important than giants of the last century like Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe.Sankara used power to serve the people.We dont kwon what Biko and Sobukwe would have done with power.And what Nelson Mandela and the ANC have done with power is not pretty.Sankara the visionary demonstrated that only the people can change their circumstahces with the support of a pro-people goverment that is commityed to serving the majority,not the political and business elites.
Anyone who aspires to be a true African leader can learn a great deal from Robert Sobukwe. I am in conversation with Mickey Dube, the creator of a power documentary on Sobukwe, which received accolades all over the country when it was broadcast on SABC last year. My conversation with Dube is in another video that I am now busy preparing for viewing. If you are interested in acquiring this video that exposes Sobukwe the man, the visionary, the leader, the freedom fighter, the politician, the social activist, the spiritualist, and a man with a sense of mission, please inbox me or email me with your details. I shall tell you how to acquire it. (Please pass this message on by clicking on "Share", below here)
"we are reminding our people that acceptance of any indignity, any insult, any humiliation, is acceptance of inferiority." - Robert Sobukwe Dumelang...
"blind loyalty is dangerous because we could be loyal to a gang leader,a dictator or a mad man masquerading as a leader of a nation. ROBERT SOBUKWE
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I'm doing it for Nelson Mandale, Walter Sisulu, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo, Chris Hani and others that worked hard for the Movements
An organisation without youth is non growing org anisation, like seedles plants. Wake up frm rotten eggs lets do da spirit of Robert Sobukwe proud.
What does Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Robert Mugabe and Robert Sobukwe all have in common?
South African history suffers from the tragedy of selective remembrance. Put bluntly, deliberate selective remembrance. Robert Sobukwe is the single one on whom there is a concerted effort of a black out or load shedding. Sobukwe memory is buried. Sobukwe was a great thinker who possesed a perspicacious mind. He perfected African nationalism as espoused by A Lembede and A.P Mda into coherent ideology of Pan Africanism. Indeed we cant afford to be so myopic or narrow in remembering our heros and heroins of our South African struggle.
looking at Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo, Chris Hani, and many more they parted with the nice life as lawyers, writers and other better life oportunities to be revolutionaries and make sure that black people can also cast their votes in South Africa. Back to the generation of today where bling is the in thing and going to a expensive resturant regularly, going to annual bashes every year like our lifes depends on it. The generation that doesnt care about registering to vote forgeting that the generations before us went to jail for the right to vote some were killed some where orphaned some were widowed for the right to vote Black child register to vote to make all generations before us proud of taking the right choice of fighting for our better future
Wonder what SA would look like had Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe been alive in 2013
In this glorious morning with a bit of rain in some parts of South of Africa particularly in venda I would like to make some extract rather give the ruling party the ANC that the future looks bright! In 1959 before the revonia trial the minority of ANCYL led by a warrior Robert Sobukwe decided to defy the existence of the ANC, of which they believed that ANC was not championing the interest of the society at large,in early 90's, again a man whom people believed he is one of the powerful comrade the ANC had produced by the name Bantu Holomisa decided to form his tuck shop of which it never had impact to the existence of ANC either,in 2009 wen ZUMA was elected president of the ANC he was baptized by the breaking out of some key members,assumed to be the engines and drivers of the ANC Lekota,shilowa and phumzile in the name of COPE which turned out to be a spaza shop but ANC won the elections with 2/3 majority,and now we hear of this clothes outlet,fashion paraders,gimmicks,hungry kids,kids seeking politica ...
Sons of the African Soil who are no more: Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba & Julius Nyerere
“One of South Africa’s Prime Ministers, Verwoerd or Vorster was asked about political prisoners in South Africa. He replied that there was only one political prisoner in South Africa and that was Robert Sobukwe. The rest, he said, were his followers. He included ANC members and their leaders like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki.”
If Nelson Mandela is in heaven, can he really face Robert Sobukwe, Sabelo Phama and Chris Hani, or even Harry Gwala! Can we really agree that the hero as made by media or revolutionaty as televised, cannot fall under the true coat of many colors of our revolution. The actual realization of a fact that true revolutionaries deserted and departed and deserted unnoticed and uncelebrated!
we are willing to lose friends and be unpopulor, we are not apologetic about our views and thy are clearly in formed. u can chose to unfriend us or hate us we dnt care ''we had kings like Moshoeshoe, Sekhukhune who fought against white encroachment and other leaders who waged anti-slavery, anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist wars long before Mandela was born such as Tousaint Louverture of Haiti, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois, Thomas Sankara, Nkwame Ntruma and the founders of the ANC and asked them why we should ignore all these leaders and focus on this one man. why we should ignore other great South African leaders like Anton Lembede, Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng, Jafta Masemola (who spent 9 years in solitary confinement on Robbben Island and spent 29 years in the same Robben Island), Onkgopotse Tiro and Steve Biko and choose only this one man'' ''Mandela did not start negotiating with representatives of the Apartheid government in 1985 as some people seem to think. He was release ...
Mandela the revolutionary movement leader was blessed with a rich South African progressive tradition unmatched anywhere on the globe. Where else can we find so many spiritual giants and political exemplars of courage—from Desmond Tutu, Walter Sisulu, Beyers Naudé, Joe Slovo, Ruth First, Albertina Sisulu, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Billy Nair, Allen Boesak, Ronnie Kasrils, Rusty Bernstein, Oliver Tambo and so many others
Oh Mandela when you get to heaven please tell Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Thambo, Walter Sisulu, Peter Mokaba that Zuma and Ramaphosa have failed the ppl of South Africa, they have sold their souls for money power, tell the miners from Marikana that Malema will make sure that their families are taken care of, also that ANC has failed to implement the Freedom charter , EFF is taking over where you have left
Lala qhawe lamaqhawe Nelson Mandela, zofa izinsizwa kosala izibonga. A giant who has walked this earth, he may be dead but his spirit is immortalised. There will always be critics but the truth is he left us with a better South Africa. Comrade, Chief of the MK, brother in arms, Oliver Tambo, Albert Luthuli, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Joe Slovo, Harry Gwala, Chris Hani, just to mention a few they are all waiting for u to once again sing the struggle songs. If I told my story tomorrow I will say I lived in a time of Nelson Mandela, the time of Jacob Zuma and witnessed history being made in South Africa again and again. I ask myself how will the world remember name when my time is done, would i have made enough contribution to this world, perhaps not as Mandela but fitting my ability, its a very interesting thought and its the one I must search for its answers.
The golden generation fought,sacrificed and died that our generation can prosper and have equal opportunities. Nkosi Albert Luthuli. Ahmed Kathrada, Robert Sobukwe, Goven Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, OR Tambo, Winnie Mandela and many many more. Thank you for the opportunity.
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It was sometime in 1978 at the Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania when I saw Amandla - The Cultural Ensemble of the African National Congress. Those who saw the group will agree with me that they left lifetime memory in their minds: they sent the message that there was a terrible, horror, and evil ideology called apartheid going on in the Republic of South Africa. Two years before the coming of Amandla in 1976, we were utterly saddened and dismayed by the killings of students in Soweto (SOWETO Massacres). The pictures of the brutality killings spread all over the world. I remember my school mate telling me that I looked like the guy carring Late Hector Petterson. I was a young man then and the SOWETO Massacres and message from Amandla got perfectly well into my young brain and stayed to date. It made join the side of the fighters against apartheid regime. Names like John Voster, P W Botha, Magnus Malan, Hendrick Verwood vexed me. Names like Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, David Sibeko made bel ...
Now that the father of the nation is no more. My prayer is that we remember what he stood for in life. Remember what they died for; Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani, Sabelo Phama, Oliver thambo, Steve Bhiko and all the thousands of people who died for our freedom. Ask your self is the current leaders really worth our tears our votes. The people shall govern that was the promise. Remember Our land.
My loyalty is towards AFRICA and its people,I salute Robert Sobukwe,I give praise to Julius Nyerere,Respect I give to Thomas Sankara.I call myself Steve Biko's comrade and close to my heart I hold Onkgopotse Tiro and Tsietsi Mashinini,Nelson Mandela I love and AFRICA is my soul. Expect me to tell the truth and not to dilute it.Expect me to give credit to those who deserves it and nothing else. Thabo Mbeki is one of the good leaders of our time.He Thabo Mbeki has proven to be selfless even after his presidency,he devoted his time to sharing his knowledge and giving guide to the development of AFRICA.One cannot ignore the fact that during his presidency Thabo Mbeki's personal life has never seem to be more important than the life of AFRICANS...some even after years of his public life still do not know if he even has a child or not,if he is married or not...Only Thabo Mbeki could ensure that the people whom he serve do not see him as a SUPERIOR BEING but see him as their leader.Only Thabo Mbeki could ensure ...
Mandela's history has a lot of omittions and that becomes an insult to South African history books, and somehow reducing him to white man's boy, we don't want ANC oriented history of Mandela we want history of Nelson Mandela as it is, Mandela who never crossed paths with Steve Bantu Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani... is not our Democratic fighter and a struggle hero. And I therefore proposed that ANC buy it's own TV and broadcast him the whole day and night
The heavens are once again throwing a biggest party of all times.. Mandela is next to Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe & other great political leaders- jamming to Bob Marley (Guiter n Vocal), Ray Charlse (Piano), B.I.G & 2PAC (Verse) and Widney Houston & MAMA AFRICA Mirriam Makeba (Chorus).. *** what a PARTY,,, Don't you think???
what happened to Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani etc he never mentioned these greatmen in his speeches, why?
Everything is about Mandela now. What about Chief Albert Luthuli, John Langalibalele Dube, Robert Sobukwe just to name few? Ur u guys trying to tell our next generation dat if it wasn't for Mandela we will be doomed, come on guys Mandela was also getting advises from dis guys lets also involve dem when talking about South African struggle, he wasn't de only person who serve 27 years in jail. Please let us be honest.
TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT Nelson Mandela! After my imprisonment for anti-apartheid activities, I spent some years at the United Nations in New York and at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva as an accredited Representative of the victims of apartheid and colonialism in South Africa. One of my many duties was to call for the release of all political prisoners in this country and expose the barbarism of apartheid colonialism. Some of these prisoners were Mangaliso Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela, Zephania Mothopeng, Walter Sisulu, Nyati Pokela, Govan Mbeki and Jafta Masemola. When I spoke in Parliament on the 90th birthday of President Nelson Mandela, I said, “It is an extra-ordinary birthday of a man who has lived his life for others, sometimes at the expense of his own people, in the quest to harmonise humanity.” I received the news of the departure of President Nelson Mandela from this planet on 5th December 2013. On that day, I was commemorating the birthday of Prof Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, the founding ...
Remember one of the most feared leaders&thinkers in politics Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Unapologetic…
how do you report on the Sharpeville Massacre and not mention Robert Sobukwe and the PAC??? Rewriting history just like that. SMH
How this intellectual freedom fighter goes unacknowledged, the giant- ROBERT LIVE FOREVER
Can't sleep. Reading up on Robert Sobukwe. All of these Madiba tributes make me realise how much we still need to know ab…
I wanna watch a doccie on Robert Sobukwe...that man was great yaz
Robben Island. I swear each time I go there it's the Robert Sobukwe story just hits me. Gets me all teary eyed.
Perhaps the greatest act of brutality,of any Robben Islander by the apartheid regime was on Robert Sobukwe who was kept in isolation for ages .
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Do you know this man? You should know his tactics! "On 21 March 1960, Robert Sobukwe was at the head a nationwide protest against the Pass Laws, which required all black South Africans to carry a pass book showing which areas of the country they were allowed to visit. As he led a march to the police station in Orlando, Soweto, police opened up on other marchers in Sharpeville, creating the nightmare that became the infamous Sharpeville Massacre, with 69 protestors dead. Sobukwe and many of his fellow marchers were arrested. It was the excuse the authorities had been waiting for. Sobukwe was sentenced to three years on Robben Island. During his time in jail, a new law, the General Law Amendment Act, was enacted allowing the Minister of Justice to renew his imprisonment each year at his discretion. The 'Sobukwe Clause' was used for a further six years. It was never used on anyone else." Tsepo Phokeng wrote: Whites were so afraid of him they legislated a law and named it after him. He was Isolated from the o ...
Madiba's passing has made me want to know more about Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani, the PAC, the UDF, the SACP...
I hope the death of Mandela(the charter) doesn't make us forget Robert Sobukwe(anti-charter)
This generation has failed dismally. The only thing we do is call people sell outs and reactionaries. That is not radicalism, it is stupidity and it is paralyzing us, sad thing is we don't even see it. Today I was thinking about the African struggle and what we have done for it. I asked myself the one question that haunts most radicals, so I will ask you guys what I asked myself today, so you call people sell outs, what have you done? Nelson Mandela went to prison as an integrationist. Mandela has always believed in a Rainbow Nation where blacks and whites live together in peace and harmony and even before Umkhonto Wesizwe Mandela he believed in non-violence. I think before we call people sell outs we need to understand what those people stood for. Mandela might not have done the right thing but he did what he thought was right. I know this sounds strange coming from me and I may come across as a sell out to some people but as I sit here I am asking myself, how am I selling out? What have I done? I am don ...
The wheel of progress revolves relentlessly & all the nations take their turn at the field-glass of human destiny. Africa will not retreat! Will not compromise! Will not relent! Will not equivocate! And she will be heard. Remember Africa! - Robert Sobukwe
5th December is Robert Sobukwe's birthday and now sad day where we mourn for the passing on of World Icon# RIP Ngqolomisa
Mandela at Tawala Beach As l sit on this rock of Tawala l have mixed feelings of stories to tell About this royal son of Xhosa that departed Mother Earth to the land of our ancestors A story of two Mandelas One that fought against oppression and discrimination; For the nationalisation of mines and banks; Reclammation of stolen and seized lands from the oppressor; Fought for justice,fairness and equal rights under the evilous system of Apartheid A post-independence Mandela that called for peace and reconciliation and even won a Noble Peace Prize. "As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison." Those were your words,Madiba The bitterness and hatred you had was not to seek revenge but to fight for your people The bitterness to fight for justice and redeem your people from the dungeons of Apartheid Were you given an option to forefeit the just struggle for your freedom or risked being rotten in ...
BUSISIWE MBEKI SENT. 5th of December is the birthday of Robert Sobukwe and also a Sad Day were we mourn for the...
john voster onced described Robert Sobukwe was the most dangerous black prisoner in Robben Island. stebe biko and his generation were inspired by robert sobukwe, not mandela.
Our Struggle heroes Cliffy Brown , Robert Sobukwe only political prisoner. Father of the nation , Steve Biko our EC hero , Vukile Steve Tshwete
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.
Ha.a man this guy played his role to al blcks ,South African as wel as al countries of the ,join his brother sister his doughters ,and his son ,malcom ex ,king khenyat ,robert sobukwe ,hecter pieterson ,mey tata so rest in peace
Esselen street in Sunnyside is Robert Sobukwe? I was unaware. Also I thought he would get a main road. -_-
South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. In a statement on South African national TV, Mr. Zuma said Mr. Mandela had "departed" and was at peace. Here is Nelson Mandela's life highlights. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18th 1918 near Umata, in the eastern part of Cape Province. He was the eldest son of a Thembu tribe chief. The tribe spoke the Xhosa language. Mandela was 9 years old when his father died of tuberculosis. Nelson Mandela (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela) is South Africa’s first black President(May 10th 1994 to June 14th 1999). He is one of the most renowned fighters against the Apartheid regime for the rights of the black population. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.From September 3rd 1998 to June 14th 1999, he was the general secretary of the Non-Aligned Movement. He is an honorary member of more than 50 international universities.· At the age of 16, he underwent the circumcision ritual in keeping with tradition. ...
I recogn u got what I wanted after matric all my nggrz are winning my kasi robert sobukwe n madiba in the streets
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My Brothers and Sisters, our dearest Tata Madiba has found his ultimate freedom at last and rests in the arms of our Lord. Our bleeding hearts flow with sadness and happiness as we let him go to his higher calling. The sadness and emptiness we feel will come to pass. He has touched each of our lives differently with his ‘madiba magic’, love, compassion and guidance. His principles in leadership he has left for us as a part of his legacy. He is a part of each and every one of us through the many gifts he has shared and the memories we have of him. As we carry him in our hearts, let his legacy become ever present in our actions, deeds and feelings for ourselves, our families, our colleagues and our country. We mourn a great leader but we stand on the stairs built by him, Walter Sisulu, Reggie September, Sissy Gool. Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo, Helen Suzman, Alex La Guma, Beyers Naude, Lillian Ngoyi, Fatima Meer, Chief Albert Luthuli, Dulcie September, Imam Abdullah Haroun and many others. Let us, as gr ...
There are no multi-faith prayers in Grahamstown so I've decided to write a letter of apology to Nelson Mandela. Dear Madiba Before we lay your body to rest in the sacred sands of Qunu from which you came and from where we will release your spirit to soar into the heavens, I'm sending you my apologies. I beg your forgiveness so that when you and I meet again at the Pearly Gates that you will be there to embrace me. I will be expecting to see you waiting there for me with your gracious smile and your joyous dance. These past few days as the world embraces your passing with so much sorrowful mourning and an overwhelming celebration of your life, I too have been swept into emotions of sadness, loss, celebration, joy and even pain and anger. This week, I have cried, laughed and even sworn many times. In these moments of absolute confusion I have tried to find solace in the many stories that people have written about you in their poetry and songs. I have recalled your wisdom many times. I have immersed myse ...
NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA: Why the so much Reverence? No upright man in his rightful senses would resist revering late icon Nelson Mandela, because he was an anti apartheid icon with the concern for the black people and the entire humanity. In the words of Barack Hussein Obama, ''he sold his freedom for others''. It was Nelson Mandela's efforts that effectively put a stop to racial segregation in the rainbow nation; this was because of his subscription to violent strategies to fight against Apartheid. This was done through the African National Congress (A.N.C) party Youth League in which he and Robert Sobukwe acted as leaders. Unlike the founder of the ANC party- Albert Lithuli, Nelson Mandela saw violence as the last resort to 'behead' racial discrimination in South Africa. What made him so special? perhaps his ability to continue the struggle through the underground wing even after he was slammed an indefinite jail term in the Robben Island prison, in the so-called Rivonia trial in 1963. He was a man i ...
'How can a man die better'The life of Robert Sobukwe.
We are in day two of Robert Sobukwe Political and Ideology Summer School. Comrade John Trimble of the All-African People Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) gave us a moving presentation and I think the comrades of the AAPRP agrees with my concept of what constitute our revolutionary struggle than any other movement in the diaspora... I made a presentation earlier on and I contended that the biggest weakness of African revolutionary struggle against colonialism and neo-colonialism has been over reliance on personalities and the two stage theory.
A little less Barack Obama and David Cameron and a little more Robert Sobukwe and Steve Biko, please.
The ANC from its early years, had been riddled with factional politics. Those in attendance at Waaihoek in January 1912 were so divided that they elected Rev Dube in absentia as its inaugural President. By the 1930s, Jabavu lost ground to the dominant voices as espoused by Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatjie of the early years. The 1940’s saw the emergence of deep intellectualism and internationalist perspectives with the ANC under the leadership of Dr AB Xuma, but the emerging Youth League of Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, Anton Lembede etc remained impatient and developed a radical Programme of Action which was adopted in 1949. The roll out of the Programme of Action culminated in the Congress of the People held in Kliptown which adopted the Freedom Charter. In was in the midst of the execution of this Programme of Action that new factional dynamics led to the breakaway by the Sobukwe faction who then established the PAC. The ANC faced other organisational challenges in the 1960’s ...
Robert Sobukwe,Steve Biko,Chris Hani spare a thought for these heroes too, our freedom is not down to only one man.
Madiba passed away on Robert Sobukwe’s birthday?
5th December would have been Robert Sobukwe's birthday. Madiba made the celebrations in time.
bought everything Robert Sobukwe legacy, Steve Biko legacy and the revolution the power of media
Brothers & sisters as we are here at this juncture, we should reckon that, as we are free from oppresion today, it is because of the secrifices that where made by our leader, our hero who left us this past Thursday. Brothers & sisters let us honor the deeds of the late Mr. Nelson Mandela.Brothers & sisters we wont forget deeds that by him and our leaders.I am talking about the likes of the late Robert Sobukwe, Govern Mbeki, the late Walter Sisulu, the late Chris Hani,The late Steve Biko, the late Tsietsi Mashinini, an others. Brothers & sisters let our heros rest in peace. Lilale kahle iqawe lama qawe Mr.Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela.
I REMEMBER HIM : Today is Sunday, n almost 3 days after his day - the day of birth. I would like to quate him when he correctly aligned liberation struggle n religious belief. " And we have it from the Bible that those who crucified Christ will appear before Him On judgement day. We are what we are because the God of Africa made us so. We dare not COMPROMISE nor dare we use MODERATE language in the cause of FREEDOM," so said Sobukwe. He is not remembered by the media, particularly SABC for his birthday on 5 Dec. I'm not surprised. We know that when u fight for the real freedom n the truth, u'll be hated by the whites n the media who like praising n glorifying the moderates n sell-outs for dancing to their tune. Long live the spirit of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe!
An excerpt from Robert Sobukwe's Inaugural Speech, April 1959. In South Africa we recognise the existence of... http:/…
Its an end of an era. End of a generation of ANCYL founders: Anton Lembede was poisoned and died too early, Robert Sobukwe imprisoned in solitary confinement, Oliver Tambo exiled for almost all his life and all the Revonia Trialist personified by Nelson Mandela imprisoned to life. Nelson Mandela represents as one of the Leaders of an extraordinary and defiant generation. An end of an era of man of great caliber, I mourn an Era! This is the final kick of horse that has been dying for a long time.
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I hear in Soweto, they are hosting a Robert Sobukwe Summer School of Pan Afrikanism and I thought young Pan-Afrikans like myself here in Cape Town can benefit immensely on such discourse. So please my brothers can you organise something for us. I'm willing to play my part if need be.
I am going to attend the Robert Sobukwe Summer School of Pan Afrikanism in Ipelegeng Community Hall in Soweto today. The topics for discussion are very interesting, in particular comrade Vusi Oldman Mahlangu's paper critiquing the two-stage theory employed by former national liberation movements in Afrika. It's been a while since i've engaged progressive discourse. *Mama Mwalimu must go and participate in the debate around the re-orienration of pan Afrikanism and insist on bringing the ostracised question of Afro-feminism into this narrative. This discussion is over-due*
You see this is embarassing in front of my eyes, SABC and SA people are busy mourning the death of old mandela while it didn't take them even a week to mourn the Marikana massacre last year where ANC led government police killed 34 people. I will always remember mandela by permitting abortion back in 1996. When it comes to the liberation struggle I think of a collective fighters, not just one person. It is also a great regret to think that mandela sold our struggle to the whites, that's why there is a big gap between the rich and poor in this country. Wake up people, democracy without an economic freedom is not a democracy its DEMOCRAZY. This is not for to other fallen martyres who were killed fighting for this country like Solomon Mahlangu, Chris Hani, John Nyathi Pokela, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Sabelo Phama and many more.
"I have seen Albert Luthuli, i see Nelson Mandela they are nothing compared to Robert Sobukwe, nobody comes close to Sobukwe, right now Sobukwe is our biggest threat." Apartheid South African President John Vorster Lala Ngoxolo Tata
Mandela has died on the birth day of Robert Sobukwe
White supremacist will ever apologize for the external crime they have committed to black people in Afrika "never! Jews will ever come to compromise themselves to their SLAVES DOGS. Masters will always stand their foots to remain forever dominants. How can black people will think of apology consolation of forgiveness from apartheid? their Religions don't teach what will have to know. I can feel the angers from our people to the honor of burial ceremonial death of Nelson's. I repeated where were you when these gentle man was released from jail? Where were you when he was about to incarcerate for injustice? Where were when he's still much alive to discuss this your blah blah blah with incineration blind critics. Madiba's invested in peace, Nelson Mandela suffered for the crime that he has never committed, not only for the crime BUT for the goodness of his people in south Afrika. It's quite unfortunate that Madiba was a revolutionist while the rest of heroes are like freedom fighters like Steve Biko, Fela Ku ...
Like many of my generation, who were either fresh graduates from college entering the work force or continuing to pursue post-secondary educational goals, we were transfixed by the release of Rolihahla 'Nelson' Mandela from a South African prison after a long 27 years.  For many us, Mandela was the iconic figure who was either heard of, talked about by his supporters or detractors, or viewed through archival footage.  Many of us had the image of the Nelson Mandela as an imposing muscular man as opposed to the older, white-haired not as physically imposing man who we witnessed walking out of prison. Mandela's release culminated my South African educational journey in both her history and politics.  A journey that began by reading many books (two book bare mentioning:  Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane and Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton), being exposed to people from the African diaspora, being immersed in classes involving South African politics during the beginning of the anti-apartheid movement h ...
Robert Sobukwe writes "true leadership demands complete subjugation of self, absolute honesty, integrity and uprightness of character, courage and fearlessnes, and above all, a consuming love for ones ppl."
I wonder what Robert sobukwe, Steve Biko and Chris Hani had to say to Mandela when he got to the other side! It must have been intense!!
Just thinking of the jubilation when his soul is sent home, meeting the likes of Miriam Makeba, abo Robert Sobukwe, Govan Mbeki, and the other struggle heros. Can u just picture the reception he will receive on the other side?
Nelson Mandela THROUGH MY LIFE’S JOURNEY Ami R. Mpungwe, (Rtd Ambassador) My father was a school teacher and very active Boy Scout. I was 8 in 1959, when he attended the Central African Scouting Jamboree held at Ruwa, in the then Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Upon his return, most of the dinner table discussions revolved around issues of what was then called “colour bar” or racial discrimination (apartheid) of Blacks by Whites as my father elaborated his personal experiences in Rhodesia to our family, his friends and neighbours. As a “baby boomer” growing up in the 1950s and entering into adulthood in the 1960s, issues of nationalist struggles for independence and Pan-Africanism were at the centre of the political discourse of the time. Largely through my father, I came to listen and learn a lot about the nationalist struggles in Tanganyika spearheaded by TANU and others which were concurrently raging in the neighbouring countries and afar. The nationalist struggles in Africa were in essence, ...
Robert Sobukwe,Chris Hani,Bhambatha kaMancinza,Solomon Mahlangu,Hintsa,ect they didn't die for us to share malls with whites bt to share economy with them so EFF is there to ensure that we eventually attain economic freedom
BTW, it was the birthday of Robert Sobukwe (passed away in 1978) on December 5th. Google him and learn.
We are the ones who will have to be greater than Mandela Sandile Memela Sat 07 Dec 2013 You are greater than Mandela. Our greatest strength as a people is when we are at our weakest. Waking up in hour humble homes to the news that the founding father of this nation, the great Nelson Mandela has passed on, we were not quite ready to believe that. But over the years, ever since he was sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition in 1963, we have been haunted by the prospect of his death over and over again. We discovered and rediscovered that there is no one like him until — on the birthday of his political nemesis, Robert Sobukwe — he gave up the ghost. There is nothing startling new in that Mandela is dead, I know. It is now a fact that President Gedleyihlekisa Zuma has announced it without his spokesperson, Mac Maharaj. Yet it is a stark fact that can be, and must be repeated for many days so long as there are some of us who refuse to believe that the man is dead. In one way or another, the man may be ...
A number of years ago I offered a copy of "I Write What I Like". by Steve Biko to a young Anishnabe friend. We were both involved in cultural revitalization and I was sure he would relate to similar struggles in South Africa. His response was, "what do I care what those nig.s are doing." If he would have taken the time to inform himself he would have understood that our struggle for liberation is the same struggle shared by colonized people everywhere. A friend and colleague of mine, David McDonald, who has worked extensively in South Africa with communities posted this reflection about Nelson Mandela. Perhaps it is time to renew the message. Bob Nelson Mandela was an incredible man, and I was lucky enough to see him half a dozen times over the years. In 1990, while I was living in Botswana, I drove my motorcycle to his house in Soweto a few days after he was released from prison in the hopes of getting to meet him (alas, he had been moved to a more secure location!). I helped guard voting stations th ...
Mandela was a sell-out. If u want to know the true AZANIAN freedom fighters check for these names: JAPHTA MASEMOLA,& ROBERT SOBUKWE
Heroes are the one who dies this month of December. Real heroes are the one who were born this month. Heroes such as Robert Sobukwe and Lakhi Nkambulu, yes yesss!
the efforts and sacrifice of real revolutionists like Steve Biko, Chris Hani, and Robert Sobukwe were over shadowed by a mere fabricated legacy of Nelson Mandela...so sad..the traitor is gone
Greatest leaders in South Africa come from the Eastern Cape...Nelson Mandela,Robert sobukwe,Walter Sisulu,Steve Biko,Mbeki,Chris Hani,eric sontonga...and many more
The Mandela movie by Anant Singh will not reveal these inconvenient truths. It is a movie meant to canonize Mandela. It is a movie that seeks to portray Mandela as if he was the only leader who fought for our struggle for liberation when his role was in fact minimal. The movie will not mention leaders like PAC founding President Robert Sobukwe, the principled and uncompromising leader who put South Africa on the international map and made it possible for the world to know about the atrocities perpetrated on the African people in racist South Africa. We need a movie that will tell the true story of South Africa’s struggle for liberation and not one that distorts and disfigures our past out of shape. As the people are being lulled to sleep through movies such as Long Walk to Freedom, let us remember THE LONGEST WALK SOBUKWE trudged. –Sam Ditshego( Senior Research fellow at the Pan Africanist Research Institute (PARI))
A letter written by Robert Sobukwe to his wife. He was kept in solitary confinement on Robben Island for six years until he was transferred due to his mental instability.
“We take our stand on the principle that Afrika is one and desires to be one and nobody, I repeat, nobody has the right to balkanise our land”- Robert Sobukwe.
Bra Luthuli Dlamini's potrayal of Robert Sobukwe is the dopest # method acting at its finest
South Africans, Africans, and the world at large were not caught by surprise with the passing away of the greatest sons of the mother Africa soil, Mogale President Nelson Mandela. Although this was expected soon, our expectation could not suppress immense distress and grieve associated with the passing away of this legend. As we go through worldwide mourning, it is an opportune time to retrospect and contemplate our future. Tata Tatamkulu Mogale Isithwalandwe President Madiba Mandela and his generation, the likes of Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Sol Plaatjie, , Joe Slovo, Denis Golberg, Albert Luthuli, Oscar Mpetha, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, the list is endless with some of whom proceeded to be ‘the forgotten heroes’, collectively set and inherited a mission and fulfilled it. In his long walk to freedom he succinctly said: ‘ the truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. For to be free is not merely to cast off one . ...
Each generation must discover its mission,fulfill it or betray it,in relative Opacity Remember Africa Remember Robert sobukwe izwe lethu
I woke up thinking perhaps we are delusional as South Africans... we have come a long way and a lot has changed and many lives have improved but we don't see that. The change we want will not come overnight and it will never come overnight. it took our fathers the greats Albert Lithuli,Robert Sobukwe, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo etc... to get Mandela to be the first black president and we think that economic freedom will come overnight. it took over 35 000 lives and more than 150 life sentences to bring us where we are today and we still blame other people for what we don't have... You are responsible for your own future, make things happen... inspired by the man whose heart was after education!!!
It was said Robert Sobukwe nearly lost his mind at Roben Island but Nelson Mandela Came back with healthy mind the torture he endued well done apartheid gov. You know your thing!
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. - Robert Sobukwe
"Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo, Steve Biko and Chris Hani shall welcome Tata this makes me feel be…
The hero is going to join other heroes such as, OR Thambo,Oliver Rambo,Govern Mbeki,Solomon Mahlangu,Steve Biko,Robert Sobukwe,Vuyisile Mini and is your turn qhawe to join them R.I.P Diba
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Robert Sobukwe was asked to do the honours on his birthday. RIP Nelson Mandela & HBD ROBERT SEBUKWANE.
I like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Prof. Robert Sobukwe, Dr. Julius Nyerere, Sekou Toure and many other Pan Africanist Leaders left of Capitalism and Social Democracy. Prof. Sobukwe said that we must take what is good from the West and what is good from the East.
Pan Africanist , leaders , our heroes have fallen along the way to liberate Azania , long the undying spirit of Robert Sobukwe , Zephania Mthopeng, Chris Hani , Gaddaffi , Sabelo Phama , Bongani Moyo and others long live . Lead use to the day Africa united
Black people lack passion, consistency, ambition and all that half baked ish, is a denigration of our intellect as people of the soil, What about Robert Sobukwe and Nelson Mandelas of this world who where determined under unforgiving conditions and went on to be educated. -Steve Bantu Biko -Sol Platjie -Kwane Nkruma -Samorah Mashel -Robet Mogabe 'nezi danga zakhe' -Thomas Sankara -Ben Okri -W.E.B Du Bois -Dr James Farmer -Henry Lowe -Marcus Garvey -The black wall street Oklahoma 1920's -The Dangotas of this world -Patrice Motsepe etc What about the, The African greats Oo -Eusso Ndou -Femi and Fela Kuti (teacher teacher don't teach me non-sense) -Salif Keita (mipe) -Miriam Makeba -Thandi Mhlongo -Motown greats -The Kalawa jazzme Just to name a few, lets not undermine ourselves and stop listening to every tom, *** and harry coz bathukile. SITH ABANTU
Never forget 24 November 2013 10:00 Xolela MangcuBlack people in SA are crippled and powerless because of feckless leadership.I just had one of my articles published in Transition, the pre-eminent review of African and African-American culture published out of Harvard University.The article is titled Retracing Nelson Mandela in the History of Black Political Thought.It is an attempt to get us beyond the view that Mandela just came out of the blue, without any antecedents in history.I did the same for Steve Biko and would do the same for Robert Sobukwe, or any leader calling for study.We cannot even begin to resolve our contemporary leadership problems without understanding the traditions bequeathed us by history.Just the other day I picked up Peter Watson’s magisterial book, The German Genius, which explains why Germans have had a disproportionate influence on European history.In classical music think Bach, Handel and Mozart.In philosophy think Kant, Goethe, Nietzsche, Schiller, Humboldt and good old fe ...
“From Cape to Cairo, Morocco to Madagascar iArica izwe lethu!” Robert Sobukwe..
Siya Dumza Msoki wrote: Nelson Mandela is the biggest sell out this continent has ever had. Mobutu Seseko is a toy compared to Nelson Mandela. I use to think Mandela did what he had to do till I found out that Walter Sisulu spent 25 years in prison and Japtha Masemola spent 28 years in prison yet they dont get honoured as much as mandela does. Britain is the biggest imperialist state in the world yet there are more Mandela statues in Britain than there are in South Africa. This generation needs to stand up. Franz Fanon wrote Black Skin White Masks when he was 27 years old. Fred Hampton became a black panther years before his 21st birthday. There is nothing stopping us from cleaning up the mess that leaders like Mandela and Mobutu made. Malcolm X is still being demonised by the Western media. Huey Newton is still demonised by the Western media. Robert Sobukwe is still being demonised by the white community and most black university students have never even heard of Japtha Masemola yet Mandela is honoured b ...
Robert Sobukwe's departure from the ANC cannot be compared to Julius Malema and or Dali Mpofu's, why. It remains to be seen what or how Malema's popularity will be like especially after the Selections of next year. Sobukwe's stature as a person and as a leader, freedom fighter grew bigger after he left the African National Congress. This is a fact.
We will revive the spirits of Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe, Stephen Bantu Biko which have been suppressed by this neo-colonial government.
Robert Sobukwe is like Jesus and Steve Biko wrote the Bible. Written Words
Who's the real African btwn Robert Sobukwe and Nelson Mandela? Nyt people
"I am certain that one of the critical considerations in this regard is the central issue of the formation of the African nation, in other words developing a real and genuine shared sense of a common nationhood in our countries, across and despite our rich diversity and divides, regardless of the colonial boundaries we inherited." President Thabo Mbeki during the ALJAZEERA CENTER FOR STUDIES’ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: DOHA, STATE OF QATAR. I am truly intrigued by how many times President Thabo Mbeki makes mention of the "colonial boundaries we inherited". He goes on to say "I mention this because I am certain that consistent with the theme which the AU adopted to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the OAU, committing all of us to Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance, we need exactly this commitment for us successfully to realise the objectives our Continent has set itself with regard to the interconnected challenges of peace, democracy and development. I would like to believe that this important Co ...
Mandela did not lead the "Burning of passes in Sharpville - 21 March 1960" Robert Sobukwe did... please do not...
we as a fighters :we hv only two options:to submit or to fight!We choose 2 fight!we a the Movement of Thomas Sankara,Robert Sobukwe nd Steve Biko..Aluta
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I don't know how far I'm behind but I didn't know modderdam is now Robert Sobukwe rd
The African National Congress was founded in 1912 (6 years before Nelson Mandela's birth) to unite the African people against white minority ruling. Their aim has always been to create a non-racial and democratic South Africa. Nelson Mandela and ANC have become almost synonymous. Nelson Mandela joined the ANC in 1943. From that time on he never lost his vision for the ideals that the ANC stands for. In the ANC Mandela found the way to a free South Africa but it did not come without a high price. Shortly after joining the ANC Nelson Mandela, together with his friend and partner Oliver Tambo and Walter Sislu, formed the Youth League of the congress. Initially, in line with the ANC's Defiance campaign the ideals of peaceful non-compliance and protests were the order of the day. As things progressed, more specific areas were targeted, but always with the intention that no person would be hurt or injured. In 1956, 156 members of the ANC were arrested and tried for treason. The Riviona trial lasted from 1956-19 ...
South Africa never had a black president,we are still waitin for a black president that will champion the interests of black people.Dont tell us about someone who was made a world icon by white people and in return protected their interests.Chris Hani was against this compromise,Hani was not going 2 compromise and sell black people for a Noble Peace Prize,Chris Hani exuded the same resistance from the likes of the most revered struggle icons Robert Sobukwe and Japhta 'the tiger of Azania' Masemola...1994 changed fokol!!!
Robert Sobukwe was like Jesus, Steve Biko wrote the Bible.
I've once read the book "how can a man die better. Great work on Robert Sobukwe
“We are not anti nobody. We are pro African. We dream, we breathe, we live Africa; Because Africa & humanity are inseparable”. Robert Sobukwe
"There is only 1 race that is human race"- Robert Sobukwe cc
Bookstore i like robert sobukwe biography.
South Africa is a free country,because of icons like otata Mandela,chief Robert Sobukwe u,in music we have our father Enoch Somtims, and many more...bt the problem comes when we Africans use our freedom to offend or depress other people,eg CDs are pirated or faked and artist become broked then we aspect them to release so we can evil business,now we even fake memory cards and USB where are we South Africa to,look now children are killed and be loaded into a shoprite plastic does a child come from shoprite?come on guyz weman are having chances of being raped and killed what have she done to deserve this? Infect SA is now a corrupt country with it's leaders we jst need God to heal our land, Amen!!
The ANC has lived to see politcal gaints like Robert Sobukwe,Bantu Holomisa and others deviate from its collective agenda in persuing and advocating a democratic state with out any class antagonism. The ANC today witnesses political misfortunes leave the ANC because of thier failure to create thier own kind of ANC that was going to be turned into a business entity of corrupt clique of individuals of ill gotten C63's who understands the contents of a tender document than the contents of the constitution of the ANC. In our youth mass action of advancing the NDR and campaigning for the ANC towards 2014 general elections we thank the newly identified counter-revolutionaries for healing the ANC from enternal wounds of factions and divisions we dont need people who will pull us back with cautious movements during mobilisatikn because of thier fear for dust on the sued italian shoes. Julius and Jossy are not the Khanyi Mbaus of our revolution they contributions to the ANC will vanish into another bygon era but t ...
Tswagare Namane wrote:. Robert Sobukwe is said to have once responded, on being asked whether the people were...
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Love wholeheartedly: Love your wife as Robert Sobukwe loved the PAC. Give yourself up for her. Love her as you love your own body.
Personally I am tired of the ANC as they act as if they "own" the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa. They behave as if they single-handedly crushed Apartheid while most of their heroes and comrades were hiding from the bushes of Angola, the Mountains of Lusaka in Zambia and the halls of the elite in Russia, and the UK. Hector Peterson, Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko were not from the ANC but they fought and died in the struggle against Apartheid. Let's NOT forget that Thabo Mbeki negotiated with the British the nature of sanctions against the NAT government, in exchange for the protection of so-called "imperialist interests" on and underneath South Africa’s soil. The ANC sold out its "Exile Struggle" long ago. Why else do we still have an "untransformed" economic countryside? Its pity cause we still have those who stupidly idolize cowards, thieves and criminals
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got my library card today just checked out How Can Man Die Better the life of Robert Sobukwe can't wait to get started on it
Roadworks:N2 Inbound before Robert Sobukwe, right lane closed, No Queues
uhmm.point of correction, it's NOT only the ANC that brought us freedom (well, if you call this FREEDOM). Chris Hani was not ANC, Steve Biko was not ANC, Tsietsi Mashinini was not ANC (In fact, during his last days, he was very much anti-ANC) and Robert Sobukwe was not ANC. The 1976 Soweto uprising was not a march organised by the ANC, in the Sharpville massacre, those were not ANC cadres that were murdered. Read and know your history people, then you will not be misled. Truth is, many people contributed to the end of apartheid, not all of these contributors were black, and not all of these contributors belonged to a political party!
I'm reminded of Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko and Tsietsi Mashinini; they sacrificed their lives and they were not ANC members
"How Can Man Die Better: The Life of Robert Sobukwe" by Benjamin Pogrund. anyone with a copy of it?
"History is written by the victors". Why does a government in Cape Town honour Robert Sobukwe while the remains silent?
Traffic cops pulling off vehicles in Robert Sobukwe rd , by airport turn off.
“Some say they are fighting for economic freedom. Who is oppressing them economically? Who do they want economic freedom from?...It is only the ANC that brought South Africa freedom. When it was time to fight, it was us who died for freedom. We were arrested and went to Robben Island and we are the only party that will change our people's situation in South Africa,” Zuma said.I guess Robert Sobukwe was imprisoned ko Nkandla and Steve Biko is still alive.
I m bombarded by the states security of our fellow innocent citizen,whom i find it inappropriate and less skilled in a service where communities relies on at every minute of the hour in our life time,it is with .huhumiliation a shame to hear in a matured democratic country of our be loved Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe. The questioned klinched in my mind was:what motivated police officers to shoot in a suspected car that somehow posed no threat to any petrol attendees,was this a murder,rape or robbery case,or did the suspected car shoot first at the police? I m scared cos m a driver who shall happen to b suspected oneday as i drive same car the police shot at. Africa my begining Africa my ending,i am an African
Maye se yenzen kule lizwe...each one teach one ...cosas indliziyo se ibhlungu sikhali sibosi.. Sikhali inyembezi ..*revolutional slogan on repeat There are no born frees without liberators.. In honour of all fallen soldiers who put their bodies on the line for the wellbeing of all South Africans.. Solomon Mahlangu , Chris Hani, Steve Biko, robert sobukwe, and Oliver Tambo including Joe modise ..aluta continua
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Muammar Gaddafi, Thomas Sankara, Robert Sobukwe, the list is endless. Those are the real patriots of their respective lands.They possessed big plans for the betterment of their countrymen's living conditions. Yet the dictators are quick to assassinate what they don't yet fully understand. The public eye should understand the cause and ideology behind these countrymen.
RB for taxis at PX in bellville-south on robert sobukwe - no delays yet! Direction bellville *Traffic on m5 backed up to ottery road* Traffic cop pulling off all taxis corner strand str and burg str Cape Town
Please can some one ask JZ,to name Orlando stadium ,Sobukwe Stadium and Fort Hare,Robert Sobukwe University. In KZN we have king shaka airport,why not name Getaway international airport,King Sekhukhune airport.
WILL WE MEET SOCIAL COHESION AS A NATION? It is sad to learn that state resources are being used to fight ambitious political battles by those in power. Today we have a sitting President who has managed to gain power through selfish means, which makes one to wonder if he is a President by default or not. If Vusi Pikoli, Menzi Simelani, Mkotedi Mpshe are called at the spy tape saga, we might see justice done. After reading an article on Vusi Pikoli' s book I have tried to understand why the justice system is failing many South Africans. Although I could sense some indictment on his part accepting that he has also contributed in letting criminals off the hook, one is puzzled as to why he has kept quiet for so long. This article has inspired me to write on whether will we be able to have social cohesion in this country. In this case one has noticed that the justice system is compromised at times by those elected to lead the nation to the third stage of NDR (for achieving economic emancipation). This objectiv ...
Problem in the United States is that we have had great messengers that we have ignored. We had Delany, Booker T. Marcus W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin King, X, Elijah Muhammad, Ida B. Wells, Chancellor Williams, H. Rap Brown, David Walker, Henry Highland Garnett and Amos Wilson to name a few. The problem is that most of these people are not known by the general public. Most of us think MLK and Malcolm were all we ever had in the States, when both men were part of a much larger struggle. Instead, we know more about rappers, singers, athletes, entertainers, and other people that honestly care more about enriching themselves than they do about improving the black struggle. Our problem in the Caribbean is somewhat of a contradiction. The Caribbean produced some of the largest and most successful slave revolts, including the Haitian revolt. In more recent times the Caribbean region has faced the contradiction that they produced some of the greatest scholars and thinkers of the African world, but those leaders were not ...
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Mda, Ngubane, Majombozi, Mbata, Bopape and Mandela were elected to the executive committee...Robert Sobukwe later joined
lol yes ofcause' 'Robert Sobukwe is former modderdam Road.
Green House, Along Robert Sobukwe road. 'Come I'll take you there' :)
The love I have for Robert Sobukwe and Thabo Mbeki
Pres Zuma's recent utterances is what Robert Sobukwe referred to as the captured leadership. Washed-up politics by white liberal ideologies
I'm PASMA so I will vote >>>>> PAC next year in the spirit of prof. ROBERT SOBUKWE. IZWE LETHU Ma-Afrika
''Political Freedom without Land and Economic Freedom is not Freedom''-Robert Sobukwe.
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