South Africa & Thabo Mbeki

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (Xhosa pronunciation: [tʰaɓɔ mbɛːkʼi]; born 18 June 1942) is a South African politician who served nine years as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. On 20 September 2008, with about nine months left in his second term, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the National Executive Committee of the ANC, following a conclusion by judge C. R. 5.0/5

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"I am an African" speech by South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki
South Africa is slowly transitioning into a dictated state, surely we should do to Zuma what was done to Thabo Mbeki. The ANC will crumble.
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Every African should feel at home in Africa. - ex President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki.
President Thabo Mbeki to take charge despite of Barclays bank’s many crimes against South Africa and her people.
South Africa's former Pres Thabo Mbeki statement denying allegations he introduced Pres Zuma to the Gupta's
Tata Thabo Mbeki was still a President of South Africa
Govan Mbeki, anti-apartheid activist, was imprisoned @ Robben Island. His son, Thabo Mbeki, was 2nd president of South Africa after Mandela.
A tough question? Who did you prefer as South Africa's president, Thabo Mbeki or Jacob Zuma?
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President Thabo Mbeki once said, South Africa has two nations in one country.massive division
South Africa hasn't had a president in a very long time. The last time we had a president was with Thabo Mbeki.
Sombre day as 7 years ago (2008) this day Thabo Mbeki handed in his resignation as president of South Africa. It's been a freefall eversince
there is a road in Lusaka at Arcades round about, Thabo Mbeki Road. It is named after 2nd republican president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki.
Always said Thabo Mbeki was the best president South Africa ever had!
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Thabo Mbeki is the only decent President the African National Congress has ever had. Only Cyril Ramaphosa can fix the ANC & South Africa
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I am an African, I may not be in the class of Thabo Mbeki , Col Mohmmar Gaddafi of blessed memory,President Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda , Nelson Mandela, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dr Kwame Nkrumah but in my little way if judge I will be standing in their line of achievement if and when the mother Africa deems necessary. South Africa, be it as it is an anti African nation. The immigration law are anti Africa, it is painful, annoying and an eye sore to find out that you are a foreigner in your own continent. The new Migration law be it as it were is favouring European and Asian countries than Africa, We have been termed undesirable element in our continent, in a country that depended more on African during its struggle, in a country that most of their struggle icon ran to for safety and support. Africa the continent that stood tall and protested what was happening in South Africa has been a living *** They are tightening their immigration law which of course is not bad but to the detriment of a continent that .. ...
"South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white." - Former President Thabo Mbeki
Aaha! Zizi,Jama kaSjadu Thabo Mbeki; What a great leader he was! Born and raised in Mbewuleni, Cape Province, Union of South Africa, Mbeki is one of four children of (late) Epainette and Govan Mbeki. The economist Moeletsi Mbeki is one of his brothers. His father was a stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party. He is a native Xhosa speaker. His parents were both teachers and activists in a rural area of ANC strength, and Mbeki describes himself as "born into the struggle"; a portrait of Karl Marx sat on the family mantelpiece, and a portrait of Mohandas Gandhi was on the wall. Political style? He had that intellectual approach of his famous father, communist stalwart Govan Mbeki - repeatedly transmutes emotion into political principle. Mbeki has sometimes been characterised as remote and academic, an idealist than a pragmatist, something of a prophet in the wilderness who pushed for a political rather than military solution and drove his Cadre towards understand ...
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Monday I dreamt of Oliver Tambo this morning Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki , morning south africa
Ekiti APC Upset : Between Macro and Micro Development with comparisons between South Africa's Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma see post and thread two contrastive comments on the South African comparison : 1. Ayo Arannilewa Kay Lord wrote.A peculiar case is that of former President of South Africa, Dr Thambo Mbeki and the incumbent President, Jacob Zuma. Thambo Mbeki emerged as the South African President and leader of ANC based on the popular appeal of the great son of Africa, Dr Nelson Mandela in whose government he was the Vice President. Mbeki was a UI and Oxford University trained Economist. He is urbane, sophisticated and well travelled. He belongs to that group within the ANC which South Africans termed elitist. As a President, he did well. He grew the South African economy to be the foremost in Africa. The white elites, especially those that drive the economy of South Africa can relate to him. Also, few within the black community that are highly educated can also relate to Mbeki. In fact, they made u .. ...
As South Africa mourns the death of Mam' Epainette Mbeki,may we never forget what she gave up for the struggle of our liberation. A husband in Govan Mbeki for 24 years in Robben Island. In a last-born son, Jama Mbeki who was killed in Lesotho. In a grandson, Kwanda Mbeki, only off-spring of ever Honourable Former President Thabo Mbeki who dissappeared in 1981 to this day even after the TRC, there is still no trace. Ultimately, in a child she gave us 28 years of exile of Thabo Mbeki and who thereafter gave his whole life to South Africa and Africa. May we always remember.
So, is Cyril Ramaphosa going to be South Africa's President de facto? From what I'm hearing, we are going to have a Nelson Mandela/Thabo Mbeki deal. Hmmm... Interesting!
President Jacob Zuma's new cabinet, announced on Sunday, is expected to cost South Africans more than R1-billion. He has added two ministries . His cabinet is one of the biggest in the world - he has more cabinet ministers than the US, Germany and Japan, all of which have much bigger economies and broader tax bases. South Africa now has 35 ministers, each of whom earns about R2.1-million a year. T he 37 deputy ministers will each earn R1.7-million. Zuma earns about R2.62-million a year and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, gets R2.36-million . Economist Mike Schussler said: "I'm not sure if a bigger cabinet is going to make a difference or just add to the cost of government." The budget for The Presidency has soared from R257-million in 2007, during President Thabo Mbeki's tenure, to R329-million in 2009. Kgalema Motlanthe held office from September 2008 until elections brought Zuma to power in May 2009. The cost of the cabinet rose to R727-million in 2010, R959-million in 2011 and R1. 1-billion in 2012. It is ...
He once said "The problem in this country is Thabo Mbeki and his people" He said " I will fight for President Zuma, I will kill for President Zuma and I will die fro President Zuma" He said " ANC will rule South Africa for ever " He said " I'm sorry South Africa for giving you a none-thinker a non-reader" He said " There are no brains in Nkandla" He said " my bold is green and gold and I will die in the ANC" He said " Supporting Jacob Zuma was a mistake of his life-time" He said “There is no organization called ANC in South Africa, it is a former organization. What we have now is ZANC, is Zuma ANC. ANC ended with President Mbeki." He said "President Mandela is sick and you don't want to contribute to a worsening condition of Mandela by not voting ANC. President Mandela will never endure if the ANC is out of power." He said " Sorry for replacing Mbeki with nothing" Namhlanje uthetha enye
South Africa: Searching for Solutions Vol. 4, No. 7 July 1, 2002 Nelson Mandela's election victory in 1994 allowed South Africa to emerge from decades of political and economic isolation. A "middle income" developing country, it is the richest nation on the continent, with a Gross Domestic Product almost half that of total Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP. Its economy exhibits a paradoxical dichotomy between a highly-developed formal sector and an informal sector characteristic of third world countries. Growth has been lukewarm in recent years, but other measures of performance have elicited praise from the World Bank and the IMF. Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, has continued to promote investor-friendly policies. Considered alone, these policies would indeed present a convivial environment for foreign business. But the country is beset with intractable social problems that have deterred investors. While the market is inviting, caution should be exercised in market entry. Radicals to Pragmatists Despite the ant ...
Good Morning Great People & Families…Be realistic on saying or doing things***Yeap, I believe in the simple teachings; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Let us the ordinary citizen express ourselves***It's very easy for me to divide my views about our country future thus far into different chapters. Failing apart: Current ANC leaderships must stop hiding themselves behind the roles played by following true leaders who defeated apartheid … Nelson Mandela, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Chris Hani, Elias Motsoaledi, Peter Mokaba, Steve Biko, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu and many more heroes who played their roles which we’ve reap the harvest (or fruits) of "democracy and freedom" which the ordinary SA citizens must enjoy not only the politicians, middle & upper classes. With God Love; we’re not forgetting the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leaders who officially established the other wing on April 5-6, 1959 with the goal of ending white domination in South Africa. ...
The gloves came off in the ANC this weekend as Former President Thabo Mbeki lashed President Jacob Zuma's leadership of the country, warning that South Africa was being allowed to "progress towards a costly disaster of a protracted and endemic general crisis Mbeki did not mention Zuma by name, but it was clear whom he had in mind when he expressed "great unease" at "a dangerous and unacceptable situation of directionless and unguided national drift". His remarks earned a sharp rebuke from ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, who said South Africa had progressed since Zuma had taken office. He cited advances in the fight against Aids since Mbeki had left office. With Zuma seeking re-election to the post of ANC president at the party's National Congress in Mangaung in December, Mbeki's highly critical remarks will strengthen the hand of those opposing him. Mbeki made the remarks in an OR Tambo memorial lecture he delivered as part of the ANC's centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare in Alice ...
Bolano said it before he died, so it's not too soon: "Today I read an interview with a famous and shrewd Latin American author. They ask him to name three people he admires. He replies: Nelson Mandela, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa. With that answer as a starting point, you could write a whole thesis about the current state of Latin American literature. The casual reader might wonder what links those three figures. There is something that links two of them: the Nobel Prize. And there is something more that links all three: years ago they were all left wing... All three have made way for deplorable heirs: the clear and entertaining epigones of García Márquez and Vargas Llosa, and, in the case of Mandela, the indescribable Thabo Mbeki, the current president of South Africa, who denies the existence of AIDS. How could anyone name those three, without batting an eyelid, as the figures he most admires? Why not Bush, Putin and Castro? Why not Mullah Omar, Haider and Berlusconi? Why not Sán ...
General Council of the Bar of South Africa's tribute to former President, Thabo Mbeki. A few highlights.
An Open Letter to comrade Jacob Zuma, by Marion Sparg Dear Comrade JZ I write to you on Human Rights Day shortly before we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our democracy. I write to you not as the president either of the ANC or of South Africa, but as a comrade. I met you in exile a long time ago. I know you as someone who loves the ANC dearly and who has made an enormous contribution to the struggle for freedom in our country. I also know you as someone who loves nothing more than to work in our organisation at ground level. One of my dearest memories of you is an image I have of you in exile sitting in a house in Lusaka, Zambia, with a group of young comrades sitting around you on the floor while you entertained them with stories from KwaZulu-Natal. I have no doubt most of these stories were a combination of fact and fiction. That most of them included fact made them all the more powerful. And the fact that they contained fiction of course made them riveting. Each of them contained a powerful lesson. Y ...
We shall continue to tell the good story Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, ANC Today, Johannesburg, 21 February 2014 VIEWPOINT BY Dr Aaron Motsoaledi The ANC indeed has a good story to tell, for only ANC knows and understands where this country is coming from and hence where it is going to. As I listened to opposition parties trying their best to dismiss the assertion that we do have a good story to tell, it dawned on me that many of them actually believe what they were saying because they cannot understand the story of South Africa. They have no way of understanding it for they never lived through it. When they attempt to tell any story, they actually tell the story of the ANC - but with as much distortion as they can master. They have no story of their own to tell. They tripped over each other to associate with the story of ANC, especially through it luminaries - John Langalibalile Dube, Mapogo Makgato, Rev. Mahabane, Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Chris Hani. But to justify to the pop ...
Corruption, President Jacob Zuma and government featured prominently in DA leader Helen Zille’s speech at the party’s well- attended manifesto launch in Polokwane. Zille today shared with a sea of blue, made up of about 15 000 DA supporters, her political and struggle credentials before proceeding to slam the ANC and Zuma. “Some of us have a background in the liberal opposition to apartheid. In those days we had our political differences but we put them aside to work together for justice,” she said. “That is why I hid ANC activists in my house in the 1980s. It is why I worked as a journalist to expose the murder of Steve Biko by the security police.” Zille also praised former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, saying they had a good story to tell as South Africa made progress under their leadership. “Basic services like water, electricity, sanitation and housing were rolled out (under Mandela and Mbeki). The economy started to grow, unemployment dropped and many people’s standard o ...
The Democratic Alliance (DA) launched its elections manifesto at the Polokwane Show Grounds in Limpopo on Sunday. DA leader Helen Zille said life in the democratic South Africa is better than it was under apartheid but progress made in the past 20 years is being reversed under Jacob Zuma’s leadership. She urged South African’s to vote DA in the upcoming election to continue the good progress previously gained under the leadership of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. “More and more, it seems that the best jobs and opportunities go to people with political connections. They are the insiders who benefit at the expense of the outsiders. Public money that should be used for services to the poor is being wasted on corrupt projects like President Zuma’s private house at Nkandla,” said Zille. On corruption The DA would: -save R30 billion per year by cutting corruption and firing corrupt officials. - Introduce a constituency-based electoral system to make MPs more accountable. - Speed up the delivery of ** ...
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In the 1980s and 1990s, increasingly many Sub-Saharan African countries were holding multiparty elections. The Cold War, the proxy wars of the U.S. and Soviet Union as well as Apartheid in South Africa had come to an end. A new generation of African leaders had been anointed who promised to transform their continent. That dream was dubbed the African Renaissance . This concept is often defined in contrast to the big man syndrome - the autocratic rule by the so-called "big men" of African politics during the first two decades after independence. When US president Bill Clinton made his African journey in March 1998, he helped popularize this notion when he said he placed hope in a new generation of African leaders devoted to democracy and economic reforms . Although Bill Clinton did not identify the African leaders by name, it is generally assumed that he was referring to, among others, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea. [1] Other leade ...
I am an African is a speech made by Thabo Mbeki on behalf of the African National Congress in Cape Town on 8 May 1996, on the occasion of the passing of the new Constitution of South Africa. At the time Mbeki was the Vice President of South Africa under the presidency of Nelson Mandela. In this video, some extracts of Thabo Mbeki's the speech. You can read the full speech by following the link below
Happening around the World: A rights group has reportedly criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish 90th birthday celebrations set to be attended by liberation movements from the SADC region.-News24 The United States has imposed visa bans on about 20 senior Ukrainian officials accused of backing the deadly repression of protesters in Kiev, a US diplomat says.-AFP -Opposition MPs on Tuesday told President Jacob Zuma he had failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela. -SAPA -The police's occult unit in South Africa is investigating the deaths of two schoolgirls, who were found in Dobsonville surrounded by candles and razors.-News24 -A prominent Moroccan editor known for his taboo-breaking coverage says he is ready to start another news website to replace the one blocked by authorities. -AP -Libya will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 Nato-backed uprising which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, its justice minister says, touching a taboo subject. -Re ...
Mr President, you’ve failed this country’ President Jacob Zuma and his government have failed the country, Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Speaking during debate on Zuma's State of the Nation speech, the IFP stalwart said Zuma and his administration had reversed the gains made by former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela. “Considering this last quarter of our democratic era, one blatant truth demands to be spoken: Mr President, under your watch, this government has failed South Africa,” Buthelezi said. “Twenty years ago, words like 'rainbow nation', 'miracle transition', 'freedom' and 'reconciliation' filled the public discourse. Under your leadership, Mr President, those words have become 'Marikana', 'scandal', 'protest' and 'corruption'.” Some MPs in ANC benches heckled Buthelezi, while Zuma and some of his Cabinet ministers sat chuckling in their seats. Buthelezi quoted both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tut ...
South Africa is less heavier than when preident Thabo Mbeki was still in charge. Today,we're almost in R1 trillion debt and the value of the rand is decreasing under President Zuma. -COPE Leader,Terror Lekota.
London Evening Standard R.W. Johnson: In South Africa, the reality is debt and corruption As we bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, his successors in the ANC have failed to govern a complex country R.W. JOHNSON Published: 10 December 2013 Updated: 13:18, 10 December 2013 Nelson Mandela used to joke that if he got to heaven his first move would be to join the local branch of the African National Congress there. For he was a devoted party man: the ANC was his life. It is perhaps just as well that he is no longer here to see what his party has become. His immediate successor, Thabo Mbeki, was a clever, paranoid and unbalanced man who refused to allow HIV/Aids sufferers to get the medicine that would save their lives. He also supported Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Once he stepped down from office, Mbeki was shunned by the international community. His successor, Jacob Zuma, is a genial but uneducated man (he learned to read and write only when in jail) who is quite at sea when dealing with the sort of problems that ...
South Africa needs REAL jobs, not temporary work placements Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance12 February 2014Note to Editors: This is a speech extract delivered by DA Leader Helen Zille at the DA's REAL jobs march in Johannesburg today. Today the DA has marched to Luthuli House to highlight Jacob Zuma’s failure to deliver on his jobs promise in 2009, the weak jobs promise he has made in the 2014 manifesto and our own plan for 6 million REAL jobs. We are marching in solidarity with the 7 million unemployed South Africans who feel powerless and betrayed. Today, we bring a message. From the north, in Limpopo, right across to the furthest reaches of the Northern Cape, we carry the voice of a nation crying out for leadership. We gather here at Beyers Naude Square, across the road from Luthuli House, the place where South Africa’s unemployed have been betrayed again and again. And it is not only the jobless who have been betrayed. The dreams and sacrifices of great leaders like Chief Luthuli, . ...
Today’s movie is a political drama with a scene that happens today – February 11. I hope you will enjoy this film and watch it tonight. END GAME Michael Young, who works for Consolidated Goldfields, with the behind the scenes support of its president, Rudolf Agnew, tries to arrange meetings between prominent Afrikaners and the African National Congress, with an eye to ending the political stalemate in South Africa in order to avoid a civil war that would lead to economic collapse. After initially refusing, Professor Willie Esterhuyse agrees to be an Afrikaner representative. The South African President begins talks with the imprisoned leader of the ANC, Nelson Mandela. They hope to get Mandela to denounce the ANC’s violence in return for his freedom. Dr Niel Barnard, head of the South African security service meets with Esterhuyse and tells him he is to be a government spy at the talks. At the first meeting between Willie Esterhuyse and Thabo Mbeki, an ANC leader, Mbeki says that power sharing is no ...
The Brits are of course very smart people all around. Did you know that all prominent South African leaders were Knighted by the Queen of England? yes, all major movers in SA political domain from Nelson Mandela, Bishop Tutu and even Thabo Mbeki. This mean that these three decorated heroes, honorary Africans are also considered the "Insiders" of the Top/finest/best Brits. Remember you get Knighted only if you've done something heroic for the Kingdom. Why am I bringing this up, these our beautiful brave leaders once got knighted pretty much swore never to interfere with Britains business as usual in SA during apartheid and after. This means that the british corporation still run the economy straight from London, The largest mining company in SA is called "Anglo American" (Anglo here means of English/british background). Now remember SA's number source of Natural Resources wealth is minerals. While other African countries economies have been growing at the rate of 6.7%, South Africa's economy has been stuc ...
History of South Africa South Africa at a glance Getting around South Africa Destinations Need to know History of South Africa Between 200 000 and 100 000 years ago, modern humans began to evolve throughout Africa – including South Africa. They became the San, who later met up with south-bound Khoi pastoralists from the north and became known collectively as the KhoiSan. The KhoiSan drifted down into the Western Cape at about the same time (300AD) that early Iron Age groups crossed the Limpopo – whose descendants, about 1 000 years later, formed the African kingdom of Mapungubwe and began to trade with India, Arabia and China. Blood River Monument, KwaZulu-Natal In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck and his 90-strong party arrived from The Netherlands and set up a ship-refuelling station at Cape Town – an important stop both geographically and politically, as it was on the only early trade route from Europe and the Americas to India, the ‘Spice Islands’ of the East Indies, and the East. Over the next 200 ye ...
Visionary versus Populist. By PK Mphahlele ( January 28, 2014) The following piece is just an opinion piece to express how I feel about the political dynamics affecting my beloved South Africa. It's by no means an "Open Letter" to anyone. The following dates are engraved in my memory as the saddest for this country: 1) December 18, 2007 - Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is elected the president of the ANC after a stiff contest against Thabo Mbeki in Polokwane. 2) September 20, 2008 - Thabo Mbeki announces his resignation as the president of South Africa. This was after the ANC recalled him centering the fear of "two centers of power" as the reason thereof. 3) April 06, 2009 - more than 700 corruption charges against Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma are dropped on technicalities by Chief Prosecutor: Mokotedi Mpshe. 4) December 18, 2012 - Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is re-elected the president of ANC in Mangaung after a contest with Kgalema Mothlanthe. Mbeki was said to be distant from the people yet he cared more for us, ...
Jafta Masemola Did More For South Africa Than any ANC Member. He Spent 28 Years In Prison, Nine In Solitary Confinement Nelson Mandela Was NOT The Only Man That Fought And Was Jailed Because Of Apartheid? Jafta Kgalabi Masemola Born:12 December 1931/Died:17 April 1990 I realized the majority of the people in the world do not know the truth about the South African struggle. The man in picture, Jafta Masemola, did more for South Africa than any ANC member. He also spent 28 years in prison, 9 in solitary confinement. Learn your history, if there is a time to tell people the truth, it is now. Teacher, member of the ANCYL, member of the Pan Africanist Congress, and Political Prisoner. Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, “The Tiger of Azania”, also popularly known as “Bra Jeff” by many others, was born at Bon Accord near Pretoria on 12 December 1931. He lost both his parents at an early age and was raised by his sister. The family moved to Marabastad and then to Atteridgeville in 1942 where he enrolled at De Jong P ...
When President Thabo Mbeki fired Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma as the Deputy President of South Africa after the court found there was a corrupt and mutually beneficial relationship between Zuma and Shaik; Thabo gave the reason for firing Zuma as “Caesar’s wife should be beyond reproach”. Of course Thabo’s enemies spun this noble gesture as “red herring” and made all sorts of disparaging and damaging allegations about the President. Instead of protecting the country, a lot of effort went to the protection of the person of Zuma (something that is still continuing up to now) leading to Thabo being thrown out of office a few months before his term ended. Any person with half a brain or less (I’m not talking to and about the brainless) will know in retrospect that Thabo Mbeki was right and the decision to fire Zuma was not only correct but was also a right one. Even those who gave us Zuma, if they can think for a moment, will also agree that the move to make Zuma South Africa’s president should be ...
Soon joining the future generation of "change agents" for The Renewal of our beloved Africa, through "Thought Leadership", and I am ready to submit myself to my super role model Thabo Mbeki 's teachings. I gladly and willingly put my hand up. I can hardly wait to begin my first semester @ The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute , Unisa - The University of South Africa ...Viva Africa Renaissance! Forward We Go!
The Kellogg School of Management is extremely proud to host its 2014 Africa Business Conference, Navigating Africa: A Practical Guide To Doing Business On The Continent”. In addition to bringing together Africa’s business, political and thought leaders as they offer practical ideas on doing business in Africa, the Africa Business Club will also be celebrating the 5th anniversary of its conference. Past events have featured speakers such as H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of Nigeria, Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa and Thierry Tanoh CEO of Ecobank. In 2014, the conference will feature even more dynamic speakers from the continent. The introductory panel, Technology Innovation in Modern Day Africa, will focus its discussion on innovative technology solutions in Africa such as mobile telephony, in addressing some of the challenges facing the continent in areas such as financial services, agriculture and healthcare. The second panel, Entrepreneurship Spotlight – How I Did ...
All eyes on South Africa's Arms Deal Commission until they complete their investigations by mid 2014. Ex President Thabo Mbeki, ex minister of Finance Trevor Manual and Minister Alec Erwin and his deputy are just a few of the high ranking South Africans set to testify. Two major issues in this phase of the investigations are the Corruption Allegations and the Offset on the deal. South Africans deserve to know the truth. I hope transparency will prevail.Business Day was the only paper carrying this story on the front page yesterday.
COPE factions headed for court battle BY KHULEKANI MAGUBANE, 07 JANUARY 2014, 07:14 THE embattled Congress of The People (COPE ) is preparing for its national conference this weekend, but the party’s legal troubles are far from over. Its members in the Eastern Cape are heading to court on Tuesday to have the provincial congress’ decisions set aside and nullified. The High Court’s East London circuit local division will hear an application for an order to dismiss the party’s internal elections in the province. However, COPE’s national leadership said on Monday that it would press on with the national conference. COPE was formed ahead of the 2009 national elections, riding a crest of dissatisfaction over the ANC’s recall of Thabo Mbeki as president of South Africa some months before his term in office was to end. The split from the ANC was part of the fallout from the divisive leadership battle between Mr Mbeki and President Jacob Zuma, who was elected as party president in 2007 at Polokwane. So ...
NEVER SHALL I CAST MY VOTE FOR A NON-SCHOLAR COMRADE. N.B"PLEASE DON'T PERSONALIZE MY VIEW,IM SPEAKING IN GENERAL" BY MJ JUNIOR Undestanding marxist and bombastic political jargon are just basic of politics that every person use to win a debate,but it need Intellects and Scholars to redeem South Africa from Just-Comrades and take it foward for good. Never in my life shall i "Cast"my vote for a non-scholar comrade who emerge through populism tendecy,never shall in my life i hold evening meetings and tavern meetings planing to elect a non-scholar comrade.Never shall in my life form part of majority who are wining congress through singing, i better lose the congress with the minority who hold sustainable views. General speaking,South Africans are tired of waiting,Black South Africans are tired,poor people are tired,our people are hungry and poor and they have been a waiting for a better day since the release of Nelson Mandela in prison,to Mangosuthu Buthelezi as an acting President to Thabo Mbeki as a Presid ...
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"President Jacob Zuma should do the honorable thing by stepping down if the citizens and the ruling party ask him to. The corruption within the government is undermining South Africa and the vision of former President Mandela" - Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki led this country with distinction, we might differ on his style and approach but the country was in safe hands with him. Surely God has blessed South Africa with sound leadership from 1994 until 2008
Presidency of South Africa: 1994–1999 Main article: Presidency of Nelson Mandela The newly elected National Assembly's first act was to formally elect Mandela as South Africa's first black chief executive. His inauguration took place in Pretoria on 10 May 1994, televised to a billion viewers globally. The event was attended by 4000 guests, including world leaders from disparate backgrounds.[218] Mandela headed a Government of National Unity dominated by the ANC – which alone had no experience of governance – but containing representatives from the National Party and Inkatha. Under the Interim Constitution, Inkatha and the NP were entitled to seats in the government by virtue of winning at least 20 seats. In keeping with earlier agreements, De Klerk became first Deputy President, and Thabo Mbeki was selected as second.[219] Although Mbeki had not been his first choice for the job, Mandela grew to rely heavily on him throughout his presidency, allowing him to organise policy details.[220] Moving into ...
recent public discussions bring to the forefront some important {lines of thought}: The first {point} is that I reflect on intense concerns that I've had for 19 years as to whether Mandela and the ANC could have forced the implementation of the to-date unfulfilled Freedom Charter - Land to the landless, Equality, Reparations, ., and more. Critical economic negotiations under the ANC’s Thabo Mbeki, were disastrous: said negotiations clearly eschewed at least partial nationalization of key industries. I am a personal witness to pleading discussions in 1994 between Thabo Mbeki and Lyndonn Prince, (who like myself had been a staunch central member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement) to establish indigenous organization-to-organization economic cooperatives. Such arrangements would have been baby steps toward economic self-determination for African-Descended Peoples in the u.s. and in South Africa. We failed to pursue this where we should have re-structured and intensified our support work toward realizing the F ...
Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlante, all have took charge of South Africa, I love them all.
Since the end of end of Apartheid in April 1994, South Africa has been ruled by four presidents without any power struggle: Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and the incumbent Jacob Zuma. In Kenya, since independence in 1963, we have had four presidents: Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta. Over the years, the political scene in the country has been characterized by political assassinations, persistent election rigging, tribalism, negative ethnicity, out-of-control corruption, hatred and suspicion.
Nelson Mandela funeral: Live Report (AFP) – 3 minutes ago Qunu (South Africa) — 0701 GMT: Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed along with Mandela, now addresses the ceremony. He contrasts the Mandela he first met 67 years ago with the sick man he encountered in hospital last time he saw him. "What I saw in hospital was a man helpless and reduced to a shadow of himself and now the inevitable has happened," he says. "He has left us to join the A-team of the ANC." 0654 GMT: Chief Matanzima, who spoke on behalf of the family, thanked the army medics who took care of the icon while he was treated at home and during his hospital stay. He asked them to stand up. Mourners applauded. "You did a great job in taking care of our father, we can?t thank you enough for that," said Matanzima. 0644 GMT: Among others at the service are South African Former President Thabo Mbeki. He has ruffled some feathers in the last week by asking whether the current crop of South African leaders including President Zuma are living up to ...
What if... president Jomo Kenyatta did for Kenya as Nelson Mandela did for South Africa? Go for one 5 year term and groom a younger person say Tom Mboya as Thabo Mbeki was groomed ... Kenyatta would have had a greater impact on Kenya, Africa and the world then Mandela and Kenyawould have been something to celebrate.
All is not always as it seems...remember? It is round about here that many of my fellow South Africans want to slap me on the wrist for even mentioning something negative that could potentially be associated with their beloved national hero Nelson Mandela, but the sad reality is, if you want to look at how South Africa ties into the global conspiracy, Mandela is the place to start. Apart from being a 33rd Degree Freemason, Nelson Mandela is also a Knight of Malta and St John, as is the president that came after him, Thabo Mbeki, both of whom ran South Africa on behalf of the Vatican." LINK TO PICTURE OF MANDELA IN KNIGHTS OUTFIT TO THABO MBEKI IN KNIGHTS OUTFIT
African National Congress - ANC Legendary Jewish Heroes of Black Rule in South Africa - Stamps Baruch Hirson Eli Weinberg Ester Barsel Hymie Barsel Hilda Bernstein Helen Suzman (Gavronsky) Lionel "Rusty" Bernstein Norma Kitson Ray Alexander Ronald Segal Ruth First Yetta Barenblatt More info about stamps and personages In 1963 a group of Jews founded the "African" National Congress. The ANC was founded by Lionel Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Dennis Goldberg, Arthur Goldreich, Hazel Goldreich and James Kantor, with a few African front men -- Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki (father of Thabo Mbeki), Raymond Mhlaba, and Ahmed Kathrada. In this, the ANC followed the model the Jews established when they founded the NAACP in the United States, with the exception that the ANC was a much more violent and openly communist organization. These Jews and their African National Congress received funding and support from both the Soviet Union and the US CIA. In particular, Ruth First, the Jewish wife of Jewish Soviet ...
FNB stadium was full of the ordinary South African, not DA, ANC, EFF, IFP, not black, white, coloured, male, female, old, young, it was the perfect mix of everyday South Africans, the perfect demographic research field of what South Africa as a nation thinks, and what South Africa thinks right now is they are not happy with Jacob Zuma, they miss Thabo Mbeki, they think Obama is a rockstar, they sympathise with Graca Machel, they love Winnie Mandela, they dont care for Cyril Ramaphosa, respect Arch Desmond Tutu and THEY ADORE PRESIDENT Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Those are the results of that poll, its symbolic, its true and it cant be denied.
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The appearance of Jacob Zuma's face on a large screen at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela has sent a sustained boo rolling through the crowds. President Jacob Zuma was booed several times on Tuesday by a section of the crowd at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg. This was in contrast to Former President Thabo Mbeki, who received loud cheers together with Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Zuma was booed when the screens showed him arriving with his two wives, Bongi Ngema and Thobeka Madiba, and twice again when he was introduced by programme director Cyril Ramaphosa. Rain doesn't keep mourners from Mandela memorial This could send a wrong signal to international leaders who came to pay their last respects to Mandela, about how firmly in charge Zuma is of South Africa. Around 90 heads of state are in the country to mourn Mandela and this memorial service could provide a platform for Zuma to shine. Da nation has spoken after a long awaited ...
As agreed to during the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa, he promulgated a new constitution. He also created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. While continuing the former government's liberal economic policy, his administration also introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty, and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela became an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
I am surprised that when Mandela won the first democratic elections in South Africa, he asked Thabo Mbeki, then a deputy leader in the ANC, to draw a list of would-be Cabinet Ministers and leave the post of Deputy President vacant. I do not know a president alive who would pass such a chance to populate his government with cronies, henchmen and side-kicks.
Where is Thabo Mbeki and Robert Gabriel Mugabe? Tony Blair AND THABO MBEKI CLASHED OVER Robert Mugabe Tony Blair and Former South African President Thabo Mbeki clashed on Wednesday over claims that Britain had been prepared to use military force to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Mbeki alleged that the Former British Prime Minister pressured him to join a "regime change scheme" as Zimbabwe plunged into a political and economic crisis in the early 2000s. But the claim was strongly denied by Blair's office. Both the UK as its former colonial power, and South Africa, its most powerful neighbour, have long played an intimate role in Zimbabwean affairs. But their leaders were divided on how to act when it descended into chaos following the violent seizures of white-owned farms. Blair, who had made a triumphant military intervention in Sierra Leone, was determined that Mugabe should step down whereas Mbeki was ready to accommodate him. "The problem was, we were speaking from different positions," ...
Here is a piece I wrote in April 2004 for the Jamaica Observer: A beacon of hope in a troubled world Keeble McFarlane We have heard and read much in the past week or so about the remarkable transformation which has been taking place in South Africa in the past decade. Tuesday was the tenth anniversary of the first real democratic exercise to have taken place in that turbulent country. Nelson Mandela, a moral giant who had given most of his younger life to fighting against hatred, oppression, bigotry and the wide range of evils that human beings can devise to inflict upon their fellow humans, emerged not only as his country’s moral leader but the actual one. How well many of us remember those startling pictures of hundreds of people standing in line for hours on end in order to exercise that most wonderful of all humankind’s inventions – the vote. And that process was repeated once again in the past few days, with Mandela’s successor, Thabo Mbeki, emerging even more resoundingly as his country ...
Nelson Mandela was not a saint. We would dishonor his memory if we treated him as if he was one,” Pierre de Vos, a law professor, wrote on Friday in The Daily Maverick, an online magazine in South Africa, arguing that Mr. Mandela’s genius lay in his willingness to bend and compromise. “Like all truly exceptional human beings, he was a person of flesh and blood, with his own idiosyncrasies, his own blind spots and weaknesses.” Sometimes, though, the criticisms came in oblique, roundabout ways. “Often, criticism of Mandela was disguised as criticism of others,” said Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. “Some of the things that his successor, Thabo Mbeki, was criticized for were actually things that Mandela had initiated or supported.” Those who were critical of things like the government’s slow reaction to the AIDS crisis or the halting steps toward economic equality often heaped their abuse on Mr. Mbeki without acknowledging that Mr. Mande ...
An incredible leader and inspiring personality, like many before, but we shouldn't forget where we are right now, today... "Had he and ANC officials stood their ground early on, South Africa (with its mineral riches) might have done the same thing - had a growth economy in a socially democratic state and a model for its neighbors. They didn't, black South Africans lost out, Mandela's legacy is tainted, and a key factor was current President Thabo Mbeki. He spent spent years studying in exile in England during the apartheid years during which time "he was breathing in the fumes of Thatcherism." He became the ANC's free market tutor, believed in market fundamentalism, and its prescription was "growth and more growth." It meant neoliberal shock therapy with the full Friedman package Mbeki supported. He later professed: "Just call me a Thatcherite," and Mandela told journalist John Pilger the same thing in retirement saying: ".you can call it Thatcherite but, for this country, privatization is the fundamental ...
Blair denies pressuring S.Africa to topple Mugabe Remember "keep your pink nose" out of Zimbabwe's internal politics. Johannesburg — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair denied Wednesday putting pressure on South Africa while he was in office to help remove Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe in a military operation. South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki claimed in an interview that Britain had urged it to topple Mugabe when a political and economic crisis escalated in the late 2000s. But Blair's spokesman denied this had happened. "Tony Blair has long believed that Zimbabwe would be much better off without Robert Mugabe and always argued for a tougher stance against him, but he never asked anyone to plan or take part in any such military intervention," he told AFP in London. The statement contradicted the account Mbeki gave to Al-Jazeera news channel. "Tony Blair... was saying to the chief of the British armed forces: 'You must work out a military plan so that we can physically remove Robert Mugabe,' . ...
Sando kunaMbeki Give Thabo Mbeki a 'BELLS' by Herald Editorial Comment 28 November 2013 | 117 Views Yesterday we carried a story which quoted Former South African President Thabo Mbeki revealing that his government had been under pressure from the Labour regime of British premier Tony Blair to co-operate in a planned military invasion of Zimbabwe to abet Blair's illegal regime change bid. Mbeki made the revelations in an interview with Aljazeera on Saturday, saying the British wanted to replace President Mugabe with their cat's paw, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is on record pledging to violently unseat President Mugabe. Mbeki rebuffed the British overtures. Unlike Tsvangirai who willingly sold out his own country, Mbeki refused to be used against Zimbabwe. We are sure many remember the clip that captured Blair telling the House of Commons that he worked closely with the MDC on destabilising Zimbabwe, and was trying to bring South Africa on board. "We work closely with the MDC on the measures we shou ...
i miss comrade Thabo Mbeki,yesterday on the news it was announced that Britain under the international communities has started considering not helping South Africa out in the future with finances coz they say they fail to understand ''how can govt spend two hundred million on one person only (Zuma/Nkandla issue)'',and now Kgalema Motlanthe is in Canada Toronto at some financial conference ''answering'' questions he cant answer conserning issues in relation to Education & health,labour relations and disputes in mining!,this is not the ANC i voted for,i miss Thabo Mbeki!
Former Presidents of South Africa made it known that they are Africans i.e. Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki and now the current president denies to be an African i.e. Jacob Zuma. I don't know maybe he is an American or European. This is really surprising.
Former US president Jimmy Carter nearl punched former SA President Thabo Mbeki over HIV/Aids treatment in the country, the Sunday Times reported. "The first time I came here to Cape Town I almost got in a fight with the president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, because he was refusing to let Aids be treated," Carter told the newspaper. He said at the time, then-health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was standing with Mbeki. "That's the closest I've come to getting into a fist fight with a head of state". Carter said he and Bill Gates senior were trying to convince Mbeki to at least provide antiretroviral treatment to pregnant women with Aids, "but Mbeki was against that". *
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
This review Amazon is from: Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa (Paperback) Ilana Mercer is a classical liberal writer, now living in the United States. She writes World Net Daily's longest-standing, exclusive paleolibertarian column, "Return to Reason." "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa." The title of the book "is meant as a metaphor and is inspired by Ayn Rand's wise counsel against prostrating civilization to savagery." (8) There is a real danger in the West as Mercer notes: "The cult of apology that has gripped America and Britain is, nevertheless, uniquely Western. What other people would agonize over events they had no part in, personally, or for damages they did not inflict?" (167) In chapter one of her book, Mercer documents the escalating crime in South Africa against the white Afrikaners, which are horrific and gut wrenching. Mercer's book is a warning to America. She warns against the kind of wealth redistrib ...
``The second Initiation`` a book by the former head of the South African prosecuting authority is a must read for all interested in the politics of South Africa after 1994. Clearly Advocate Pikoli comes out as a highly principled character. I have no reason to doubt his conclusions even when him and Frank Chikane give a conflicting account . I am more inclined to believe advocate Pikoli. if there is anything that he reveals is that my beloved Thabo Mbeki blundered in his attempt to protect Jackie Selibi. Any way that has not diminished my love for Thabo Mbeki. For to err is human. Pikoli was a completely different civil servant. Thumbs up Advocate Pikoli
Nelson Mandela'S GREATNESS MAY BE ASSURED BUT NOT HIS LEGACY. Mandela, too, fostered crony relationships with wealthy whites from the corporate world, including those who had profited from apartheid. By John Pilger July 11, 2013 newstatesman.com When I reported from South Africa in the 1960s, the Nazi admirer B J Vorster occupied the Prime Minister’s residence in Cape Town. Thirty years later, as I waited at the gates, it was as if the guards had not changed. White Afrikaners checked my ID with the confidence of men in secure work. One carried a copy of Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela’s autobiography. “It’s very eenspirational,” he said. Mandela had just had his afternoon nap and looked sleepy; his shoelaces were untied. Wearing a bright gold shirt, he meandered into the room. “Welcome back,” he said, bursting into a smile. “You must understand that to have been banned from my country is a great honour.” The sheer grace and charm of the man made you feel good. He chuckled about his ...
"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 launching a thinly veiled attack on the EFF over the weekend in Mdantsane (EC)! Somehow reminds me of the Malawi comments. Remember when we had Nelson Mandela, whenever he spoke, South Africa, and the world indeed, would be inspired. Then came Thabo Mbeki, when he spoke we would all scamper for the dictionary, now we got Jacob Zuma, when he speaks, you "bookmark" his words for future reconciliation with Mac Maharaj's words.
Thabo Mbeki just recently argued that when you wake him up and ask him who he is he will say he is an African, now Jacob Zuma says we can't be thinking like Africans in Africa as if South Africa is some European outpost, people who continue to defend this man are embarrassing themselves, I hope the ANC will come to it's senses change it's mind and let Cyril Ramaphosa takes over next year, I'm already depressed thinking that Zuma will be around till 2019
This is a messed up country we live in, I mean none of these parties can deliver the promises they make. One can't vote for the DA if they cannot have proper working toilets and what not for the people in the townships of the Western Cape, how can they build houses for the rest of South Africa? The ANC, the last time the ANC was really working was when Former President Thabo Mbeki was in power. Now it's just Nkandla Gate, corruption and a minister that is going to use tax payers' money (R25 million) to have Beyonce perform at SOUTH AFRICA's 20 years of democracy celebration. Ms Mamphela Ramphele and Agang SA, awesome ideologies, but it's nothing new, because everybody wants to stop corruption, every team has it's rotten apple and I smell mega flop with this new party. EFF, when this party was announced as an official party, I knew then that our country will soon get fNot that is isn't falready. I'm not even going to say anything about the other 400 parties.
Statement by Ntate Jacob Zuma on sunday adressing a congregation in Giyani is blatant foul. It is rather irresponsible of him to run a guilt trip on fellow politicians like he did. If it is a curse to have a different view and be labelled as insulting and disrespecting the leadership, then let it be. His statement took me back to the Biblical meaning of Jacob. "He always made his own rules, deceiving others for selfish gains. He was actually a schemer, liar and manipulator". The meaning surely tally with the character of the sitting President of the Republic of South Africa. Cde Jacob Zuma and his cronies are destroying this movement of John Langalibalele Dube, Sol Plaatjie, Charlotte Maxeke, OR Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Sefako Makgatho, Hellen Joseph, Govan Mbeki, Lillian Ngoyi, Dorothy Nyembe, Sophie du Bruyn, Ray Alexander, Rahima Moosa and Thabo Mbeki. Religion is the opium of the people. Modern religions, churches and each and every religious organisation are regarded as instruments of bourgeois react . ...
Nelson Mandela 1st black president 1 spouse, and two previous wives 6 children Alma mater *University of Fort Hare * University of London * University of South Africa * External System * University of the Witwatersrand Having received, more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Price. Thabo Mbeki 1 spouse 1 child Alma mater * University of London * University of Sussex Led the economy grew at an average rate of 4.5 % per year. He completed British A-Level examinations and undertook an economic degree. Jacob Zuma 6 Wives 20 children Received no formal schooling Was charged with graft Was acquitted of rape. Next time you decide to vote do a background check
At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because "sugar daddies" are exploiting them, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said. He said 94,000 schoolgirls also fell pregnant in 2011, and 77,000 had abortions at state facilities, The Sowetan newspaper reports. About 10% of South Africans are living with HIV, official statistics show. Mr Motsoaledi has been widely praised for his efforts to curb the disease. South Africa has run the world's largest anti-retroviral (ARV) programme since President Jacob Zuma appointed him health minister in 2009. The number of HIV-positive people receiving life-saving ARV drugs more than doubled from 678,500 to 1.5 million after he took office, according to official statistics. The government of Former President Thabo Mbeki, who questioned the link between HIV and Aids, had argued it could not afford to roll out this treatment to all the South Africans who needed it. 'Destroying children' Speaking at a public meeting in the town of ...
Re: Imprisoned for 27 years …….. Was Hendrik Verwoerd right about Nelson Mandela, Sisulu, etc ……………? In the early 1960’s, at the United Nations, apartheid South Africa Settler- Colonist Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, never stopped to deny, bitterly, that …….. there were many Political Prisoners in apartheid South Africa... Verwoerd went to his grave insisting that the only Political Prisoner he ever locked up was our beloved Pan-African leader Professor Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. And that the rest, Mandela, Sisulu, etc… were just petty criminals. But a freed Mandela dismissed Sobukwe as a non-entity he never met in prison at Robben Island. Mandela went further even to appropriate the memory of the 1960 Sharpville slaughter of Sobukwe’s PAC supporters. So, we have to demand from Mbeki to tell the truth of who betrayed Steve Biko to his killers. Thabo Mbeki and Craig Williamson know who. Mitayo Potosi = Love of the common people October 1, 2013 Opinion & Analysis Former ...
Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and Cyril Ramaphosa are the true living beacons of South Africa's political hope. No ANC member is going to denounce this statement. So, why don't the give us these think-tankers of the highest callibre IN THAT ORDER? We need them to lead the country and to redirect the course of our economy. We are waiting! Tltltl...
Raila Odinga will lead CORD leaders for a 3 day excursion in South Africa for a forum on Democracy and Coalition politics. Senator Moses Wetangula is shoulder to shoulder with Odinga. CORD leaders will have opportunity to hold discussions with Thabo Mbeki, Desmond Tutu and business community leadership of Southern Africa. The leaders will travel tomorrow. Let us pray for safe travel and succesful trip.
This day, Saturday 21st of September, five years ago, when Former President Thabo Mbeki was forced to resign as President of South Africa, a mere nine months before his second term of office expired. The drunken judge Chris Nicholson implicated Former Pres Mbeki in political interference in the trial against present President, Jacob Zuma. Even today, reasons given by the judge are not clear to some of us. and we ar
Today In History, September 20 • 1327 - Edward II of England is murdered at Berkely Castle, eight months after he was forced to abdicate by his queen and her lover. • 1519 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey. • 1715 - The French take possession of Mauritius and rename it l'Ile de France (The Island of France). • 1746 - French forces conquer Madras, India. • 1792 - The National Convention formally abolishes the monarchy in France and declares a republic the next day. • 1834 - South Africa: The troopship Charlotte is wrecked in Algoa Bay and 97 people drown. • 1849 - South Africa: The Neptune, carrying 282 convicts, sails into Table Bay. • 1860 - Anglo-French troops defeat Chinese at Pa-Li-Chau. • 1870 - The Papal States come under the control of Italian troops, leading to the unification of Italy. • 1881 - Chester A Arthur became the ...
EFF STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND PRESIDENCY COMMITMENT TO GO AHEAD WITH THE NDP: 04 July 2013 Yesterday, the 3rd of July 2013, the three Misleaders of South Africa addressed the media and therefore South African society on the processes of the National Planning Commission and the National Development Plan. The three Misleaders, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa and Trevor Manuel arrogantly repeated what they have been saying throughout; that the NDP will go ahead despite objections from Progressive Workers' formations, progressive intellectuals, and an absolute majority of South Africans. In the founding statement we released on the 11th of June 2013, Economic Freedom Fighters said that the current Political elite will succesfully impose the neo-liberal, rightwing and capitalist NDP perspective on the ANC, the alliance and whole of society. The National Development Plan cannot and will never be a strategic vision for South Africa until 2030 because it does not speak to Nationalisation of Mi ...
Nelson Mandela is an endangered species. How many African political leaders or for that matter, world leaders voluntarily step aside? Mandela’s successor was Thabo Mbeki. His claim to fame was that HIV was not caused by a virus. The current president, Jacob Zuma has 6 wives and 21 children. Despite the recent hoopla about the successes in South Africa, the country is beset with serious problems: A massive illegal immigration crisis; a burgeoning crime rate and the brain and capital drain that had plagued SA.
Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- Though anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is critically ill, he opens his eyes and responds to touch, his oldest daughter said Thursday. Mandela, 94, considered the founding father of South Africa's modern democracy, has been undergoing treatment at a Pretoria hospital since June 8 for a recurring lung infection. "I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent," Makaziwe Mandela told state-run South African Broadcasting Corp. "But I want to emphasize again that it's only God who knows when the time to go is. And so we will wait." Tata is the Xhosa word for father. "He's ... still reactive to touch. We will live with that hope until the final end comes," she said. An official briefed on Mandela's condition said he was on life support late Wednesday. Government spokesman Mac Maharaj declined to comment on the report, citing doctor-patient confidentiality. Reports: Nelson Mandela on life support Nelson Mandela endured 27 years in prison before becoming South ...
Nw atlist Thabo Mbeki he jst creatd a job in South Africa.. His father died whn he was at school at overseas, dn he get called 4 respect soul of his father it was Mandela Magic en expirence. Cos he was on buzz with father of Thabo 4 alng ago. De respect of his father to b a second black presidend dts was Nelson Mandela's words! dn Thabo came up with JOBS lyk FAMILY ADVOCATE DEPARTMENT n FORSTERCARE IN LAW4CMENT. He never aet our tax money lyk Jacob Zuma done.
Nelson Mandela: leader among leaders 285 Chief among African leaders, Nelson Mandela is one of few statesmen to have achieved almost universal respect around the world and across the political spectrum. His role in fighting apartheid, his imprisonment on Robben Island - where he came to symbolise the struggle of oppressed people around the world - and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its rebirth earned him the international reputation of benevolent negotiator and quintessential peacemaker. Imprisoned for 27 years for his opposition to apartheid, Mandela came out of prison in 1990 expressing no bitterness towards his tormentors. Instead, he championed reconciliation among South Africa's polarised races, espousing the principles of nation-building and cooperative governance. Mandela was one of the few leaders cabable of inspiring confidence both inside and outside the country. Few others would have managed to unite the disparate warring parties and steer South Africa from what seemed ...
South Africa: the liberation's betrayal 2 October 2008 The political rupture in South Africa is being presented in the outside world as the personal tragedy and humiliation of one man, Thabo Mbeki. It is reminiscent of the beatification of Nelson Mandela at the death of apartheid. This is not to diminish the power of personalities, but their importance is often as a distraction from the historical forces they serve and manage. Frantz Fanon had this in mind when, in The Wretched of the Earth, he described the "historic mission" of much of Africa's post-colonial ruling class as "that of intermediary [whose] mission has nothing to do with transforming the nation: it consists, prosaically, of being the transmission line between the nation and a capitalism, rampant though camouflaged." Mbeki's fall and the collapse of Wall Street are concurrent and related events, as they were predictable. Glimpse back to 1985 when the Johannesburg stock market crashed and the apartheid regime defaulted on its mounting debt, a ...
The ANCYL wished Former President Thabo Mbeki a happy birthday today. "The African National Congress Youth League wishes president Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki a happy birthday as he turns 71 today," ANCYL national spokesman Bandile Masuku said. "The young people of the ANC and of South Africa in general, continue to draw inspiration from the leadership of President Mbeki, especially as it relates to the views he holds on the economic freedom and the African Renaissance." Masuku said Mbeki was a reliable ally of the progressive youth of the world and wished him good health and wisdom. - SAPA
SA caught in spy net GRAEME HOSKEN | 18 June, 2013 00:00 National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a U.S. defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from a video during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. Image by: HANDOUT / REUTERS Britain's high commissioner to South Africa might be hauled before the Department of International Relations as a brewing diplomatic spy row explodes. SAVE & SHARE 0 inShare EMAILPRINT The uproar centres on reports in UK newspaper The Guardian that Britain used "ground-breaking intelligence capabilities" to monitor communications between South African officials at two meetings, in April and September of 2009, at the height of the chaotic transition from the presidency of Thabo Mbeki to that of Jacob Zuma. The South African High Commission and its diplomats, as well as other foreign embassies and diplomats, were spied on during the G20 summit in London and at meetings leading up to the event. Accord ...
Proudly AfriCan shared the following: Happy 71st birthday former President of South Africa and Patron of the African Renaissance, Thabo Mbeki. We salute you for your contribution towards Africa's renewal process.
From THE LOCUST RETRIBUTION on Amazon Kindle @ $5.95. 2010. LAND OF PLENTY. South Africa was blessed with giants such as Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki and Nelson Mandela. These would be hard acts to follow for Jacob Zuma, (although his predecessor Thabo Mbeki eased the difficulty). Zuma had a tough upbringing with no formal education, his father died when he was five. Cattle herding and stick fighting filled his youth. To fight oppression and apartheid Zuma joined the ANC, and like so many others landed up in jail (ten years) and exile (twelve years). These experiences honed the man's resilience, and ability to overcome most odds. There was hope he would make an effective leader. He was certainly a fortunate leader in escaping corruption charges. The Scorpions crime fighting agency had reported to the National Prosecuting Authority, and therefore could not suffer direct government interference. That is until it was decided to disband the agency; it was perceived to be an unfair weapon used by M ...
It's Former President Thabo Mbeki's 71st birthday today. President Jacob Zuma has wished his predecessor a happy day. He says the whole country is proud of his contribution to the struggle for liberation and the creation of a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa. The ANC has also sent birthday wishes to Mbeki.
Jacob Zuma looked down and out. He had just been fired as Deputy President of South Africa, his financial adviser had been convicted of fraud and corruption and now Zuma himself was facing charges. In a month from *** he was also mired in debt. Rescue came in the shape of Nelson Mandela, who bailed out Zuma with a cheque for 1m rand (then worth about £80,000). It was June 2005. Two years later Zuma came back from the political dead to beat Thabo Mbeki for the presidency of the governing African National Congress (ANC). Mandela's surprise intervention was revealed in an audit published by South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper on Friday. The 500-page report by KPMG (pdf) offered a glimpse of the dynamics between the three men who have dominated the country's political landscape since the end of racial apartheid in 1994. It also added to the pressure on Zuma's beleaguered presidency, with the opposition calling on him to step down after the report painted him as a reckless big spender dependent on bene . ...
Central African Republic's toppled president Francois Bozize has abandoned his attempt to fly to South Africa from his home in exile in Cameroon. He had been in Kenya en route for South Africa. This followed denials by South Africa's International Relations department that Bozize had fled to Pretoria. According to his family he has left Nairobi and returned to Cameroon. The 66-year-old fled the CAR to Yaounde after a rebel coalition seized power on March 24. Benin has also offered him asylum. He is wanted by the new CAR government for crimes against humanity.
Ba Sata mwachilamo think again REMEMBER this cot" if u kill yo friend by the swede the same swede shall kill u." RB blocked from leaving the country, Zambia accuses RSA of interference in his cases June 7, 2013 | Filed under: Zambia | Posted by: ' Former president Rupiah Banda has been blocked from leaving the country by immigration officials at Lusaka International Airport on instruction from ailing and ageing dictator Michael Sata who is being controlled by the Fred Mmembe and Mutembo Nchito cartel. The blocking of Mr.Banda from leaving the country is in total disregard of the entire court and judicial process in Zambia that ruled and ordered that he be allowed to leave the country as he is not a security risk who is likely to run-away. Mr.Banda was this morning expected to leave for South Africa to attend the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable following the release of his passport after the court decision yesterday. The Boston University African Presidential Centre had re-booked the former Head of St ...
What happens when the political fog clears? Relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe have passed through various phases, some of which have been trying times. The phases range from the apartheid era, destabilisation era where the apartheid Pretoria Botha regime sent insurgences to destabilise Zimbabwe, decolonisation and democracy. Zimbabwe like South Africa is a sovereign country and they remain “sister” countries and members of Sadc. During the reign of Thabo Mbeki, Tshwane or Pretoria maintained what was regarded as quiet diplomacy despite being pressured from all angles to take a hardline stance against Harare. Mbeki, a more experienced statesman and his advisors were well versed in what is meant by state sovereignty. What must be understood and pointed out from the onset is that Presidents Mugabe and Jacob Zuma are two different leaders with different leadership styles. It will be a serious error for any Zimbabweans in their right frame of mind to allow President Zuma to dabble into Zimbabwe ...
Sun Gov Aliyu can’t be talking of pact with Jonathan when he didn’t deliver Niger to PDP in 2011 — Clark Our Reporter June 1, 2013 Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, recently clocked 86. At his Asokoro residence, Abuja, one of the eminent guests who called to felicitate with the old man was former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu. But rather than just sitting down and exchanging banter with him, Kalu turned himself into an aggressive newshound leading the interview team, which drilled Clark on a wide range of issues including his life (at 86), the Jonathan presidency, the place of Igbo in the Nigerian nation, among other issues. Kalu, who is The Sun publisher, is a reporter at heart and had, in the past, interviewed high profile personalities, like former Secretary-Gener­al of the United Nations, Boutrous Ghali; former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa; United States President Bill Clinton, among others. The interview with Clark, he says, is ...
I miss Thabo Mbeki as President of South Africa n Lekota as Defence Minister!
African Unity at 50: Now seek the economic kingdom Reformists took two years to persuade governments to give up some sovereignty and join a union that would promote accountability and economic development. When the heroes of the past 50 years and some of the makers of the next 50 stroll into the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa for the jubilee celebrations this month, three figures can claim particular credit for the organisation's survival and transformation. They are the unlikely trio of Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo and South Africa's Thabo Mbeki. Perhaps their vastly differing histories proved an asset as together they presided over the remaking and rethinking of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). According to Obasanjo: "You see, Thabo, myself and Bouteflika, we worked just like three peas in a pod." Their first meeting, each as president, was at the Group of Eight (G8) summit at Okinawa in July 2000. At the time, Bouteflika was chairman of the OAU, Mb ...
What good can a African leader do for Africa and African, when they're members of the Knight Of Malta...No wonder Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki when President, did little or nothing to free South Africa from Britain, America and Europe domination over South Africa resource,land and people..Dont be surprise if Jacob Zuma is a Jesuit or a Knight Of Malta member.As you can see, he doesn't give a dam about African and Africa true freedom and independency,he relish the idea of a lavish life-style,while majority of South African live in squalor and poverty...Does people realy know what it mean to have a leader, who swear allegiance to secret society, like, Jesuit Order. Knight of Malta. Freemasonery and Zionist Order..It mean, their secret society Agenda get first priority,over the security and well being of the nation. for that they're rewarded with wealth riches and power, isnt that what Satan offered Jesus if he would bow down and worship him..Vatican so-call Holy See,and its Bishop Antichrist Pope is the H ...
This is not a joke is a serious matter which need to be recognised look the last time Kaizer Chiefs won was when Thabo Mbeki was still the president Andile Jali was still in high school Mario Barlotelli was 14 years old Benni and Nomvethe were playing good football abroad Shoes Mosheou and Brain Baloyi were still playing Barack Obama was just a mere lawyer South Africa did not even thought of hosting World Cup Yeye Reneilwe was still handsome Jabu Pule was ngwana watswenya
Moeletsi Mbeki on his brother, Thabo Mbeki: Thabo Mbeki, the President of South Africa, has continually backed u...
Check out this interesting read..thought provoking, but it puts the state of SA into perspective, Nelson Mandela and his successor Thabo Mbeki were centrepieces for an African National Congress based on integrity - but now "malfeasance, clouded judgements, and muddy vision has become the hallmark of ANC leadership" [AFP] Pretoria, South Africa - South Africa's liberation struggle has been very long and its human cost enormous. Those who had borne the brunt of the cruelties of liberation had hoped that once the shackles of settler colonialism and apartheid were cast aside, the preoccupation of the new order will be an ethical pursuit of a political economic programme that would enable the people to regain their dignity. Stalwarts of liberation who imagined the country's future had no illusion about the difficulty of translating those hopes into reality. It is 18 years since that glorious day in 1994 when the oppressor and oppressed became equal citizen and Mandela was elected president of the rainbow natio ...
THE LEGACY OF Julius Malema! Julius Malema is a political creation of the 2007 fall of South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki, from power. As the newly-elected leader of the ANC Youth League, Malema became instrumental in Mbeki's ouster as the rugged mouthpiece of the rising political star, Jacob Zuma. Malema was so assured of the correctness of Zuma's take over that he declared publicly that he and the youth of South Africa were prepared to die and kill for Zuma. Perhaps more than any other, that statement earned Malema a spot on the global political screen. Malema proceeded to entertain, puzzle and mesmerize his national audience; he was 'something' different to different people. Some found him offensive and threatening. To them, he was a reckless ideologue, an idiotic demagogue bordering on the notorious Idi Amin of Uganda. To others, the same Malema was as a charming and inspirational leader, a clever political tactician with a penetrating mind. He saw what ordinary South Africans did not and to ...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _| || |_| ___ \ (_) | | / ___| | ___ (_) |_ __ _| |_/ / __ ___ _ ___ ___| |_\ `--. _ _ _ __ | |_/ /_ ___ ___ _| || |_| __/ '__/ _ \| |/ _ \/ __| __|`--. \ | | | '_ \| /| / __|/ _ \ |_ __ _| | | | | (_) | | __/ (__| |_/\__/ / |_| | | | | |\ \| \__ \ __/ |_||_| \_| |_| \___/| |\___|\___|\__\_/ \__,_|_| |_\_| \_|_|___/\___| _/ | |__/ Venturing into the cyber jungle had it's hardships, but it needed to be done in order for us to raise the alarm on something that the rest of the world seems to have forgotten. GhostShell's new project focuses on Africa, mainly, for the time being, South Africa and to some extent other countries from the continent, such as Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya and Angola. Background history on South Africa's political and social crisis from this century: The appropriate timeline to start off this would probably be in 2007 when RSA's president at the current time, Thabo Mbeki was removed from office by his own people from the African National Congress, afte ...
pinionista Kevin Bloom The legacy of Meles Zenawi: What might have been Kevin Bloom 24 August 2012 01:03 (South Africa) Never during the post-independence era, aside perhaps for Thabo Mbeki, had Africa seen a leader with the intellectual force and economic vision of Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi. His model of development through state-driven infrastructure spend made his country the fastest-growing non-oil economy on the continent, and he was a master at playing the West off against China. Sadly, his autocratic tendencies will forever taint his legacy. Can Africa learn from his passing and get the balance right? In February this year, a few days after I’d written a news article for this website under the header “The AU summit: A rare ring of truth”, Janice Winter, a journalist with an Oxford degree in international development, decided to set me straight by penning a rebuttal entitled “Meles Zenawi: Where the truth lies”. Foolishly, I fired back the same week with a rebuttal to her rebuttal, cleverl ...
CYRIL is the man! Guardian Africa network Cyril Ramaphosa: the return of Nelson Mandela's chosen one The ANC's new Deputy President is now just a heartbeat away from the position Mandela wished for him years ago Ranjeni Munusamy for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa Network guardian.co.uk, Thursday 20 December 2012 12.46 GMT In possibly the most historic moment in South Africa, broadcast all over the world, Nelson Mandela returned to his people, walking out of Victor Verster prison in Paarl in February 1990, clasping Winnie's hand, his right fist in the air. In that unforgettable footage, Cyril Ramaphosa is seen among the group of people flanking Mandela, clearly looking like a man in charge. The next year he became the ANC Secretary General at the party's national conference in Durban. With the ANC headed for the passages of power then, he was a man on the rise – smart, silver-tongued, passionate. But there were obvious tensions between Ramaphosa and Thabo Mbeki, two aspiring leaders of the p ...
President Jonathan says we need attitudinal change. We must learn to say NO, I wont take this- Yes, this is good, please continue. Or an outright Enough is Enough! Nigerians are yet to learn how to fight for their country. Nigeria has turned to the ultimate country of the big man, and this started since the days of the military. One of my big crusades is on motorcades of public officials. I don't know where else in the world they abuse motorcades like we do in Nigeria. A friend of mine, Otunba Tunji Solarin, was visiting south Africa and was staying at the Pretoria Sheraton. One day, he was seated in the lobby, and there was a man who was walking briskly across the hall. Solarin said: yes, that person was Thabo Mbeki, who was then the country's president. He just walked across the hall all by himself. There was a car there and he entered it. Nobody opened the door. He opened the door and drove. That was the President of South Africa. I'm sure most of you know when John Kufour was the president of Ghana, h ...
10th December 2012, Treatment Action Campaign turning 14 years In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was launched on 10 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. TAC turns fourteen (14) years today on the international human rights day. This birthday comes at a time where many celebrate the good progress due to expanded access to ARV's but its not yet uhuru. This does not mean the war against HIV and AIDS is over as many of tend to forget where we come from and the road ahead needs more focus. Many global leaders have started to reverse their commitment to see this struggle through and get to the zero infection, deaths and discrimination. TAC campaigns on the ideal of realisation of the right to health including socio-economic rights and the right to equality for poor people. Our main focus is the right to access quality health care that included access to life saving HIV treatment enshrined in the South Africa constitut ...
** Former President Thabo Mbeki says the perceived level of public sector corruption in South Africa is a matter of great concern. **Transport Minister Ben Martins, has warned motorists that the police and traffic officials will follow a zero tolerance attitude towards people breaking road rules. He announced the 2012 Festive Season Road Safety plan in Pretoria ** On person I am this evening we chat to Paul Hodgson, a guitarist for the South African rock band, The Parlotones. The Parlotones, are touring the country as they bid farewell to their fans. The award winning band will relocate to Los Angeles in America next year to focus on their international career.
Tito Mboweni on Thabo Mbeki ... "Faced with international isolation for many years, the South African economy had registered poor performance over a number of years. South Africa could not access the international capital markets and was inward looking. The International Monetary Fund could not extend loans to South Africa and the exchange rate was artificially managed with two currencies: the financial rand for non-residents and the commercial rand for South Africans. The central bank had the difficult task of sourcing foreign exchange through a whole range of doubtful interventions: credit lines with sanctions bursting banks and basically lived from hand to mouth. This cocktail of crisis measures led to the country managing a forward book of some $25 billion. At a growth rate of less than one percent(1%) the economy was in trouble. Inflation was stubbornly above 15% and interest rates were at some stage as high as 25%. On the fiscal side, the country was on the brink of a debt trap. The deficit before b ...
Zuma set to be re-elected at Mangaung amid scandals President Jacob Zuma is divisive, scandal- plagued, and unpopular, but against the odds he looks likely to retain his position after an upcoming ANC conference chooses its leader. In just under a month, the African National Congress holds a key conference to pick the party's leadership for the next five years. Such is the power of the ANC that whoever wins the nomination is almost certain to become the country's next president after the 2014 polls. But the nomination comes at the most turbulent phase of post-apartheid South Africa's history to date. A bout of deadly mining and farming labour unrest, credit ratings downgrades, a weakening rand, and growing joblessness have rocked the nation. Zuma has been criticised for his management throughout. He came to power after falling out with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki and facing corruption charges. Nonetheless he won the party's leadership in 2007 and became the head of state in polls two years later. His popu ...
it took more than the anc to sustain our struggle and will take more than the anc to restore South Africa to "the exemplar of African independence, self-determination and African pride" enkosi Mbeki ngoyicacisa lenyani. Thabo Mbeki during his Oliver Tambo memorial lecture in Fort Hare
Phakamani Ntintili wrote: I recall somebody saying the other day – I think it was at the book launch of Adriaan Basson's Zuma Exposed – that of the democratically elected presidents of post-apartheid South Africa; Nelson Mandela was about reconciliation, Thabo Mbeki about renaissance and Jacob Zuma – all about dodging prison. The crowd laughed at the humorous statement but I suspect that deep down every person at there felt the equally stinging pinch of it. It got me thinking about how, to the people at the launch, knowledge is a very highly ranked commodity. Knowledge is, after all, the aim and result of the book that Basson has painstakingly managed to put together to illustrate the realities of our times, particularly those that we have been unfortunate enough to share with the full presence of Zuma. Introducing Basson was TV host and journalist Justice Malala, who made it a point to clarify to the audience in attendance, by way of a history lesson, the difference between the ANC we have today an ...
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Address by the Patron of the TMF, Thabo Mbeki, at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: November 12, 2012. Director of Ceremonies, Our host, Minister Obert Mpofu, Honourable Ministers from Zimbabwe and our region, Leaders of the Kimberley Process, Your Excellencies, Ambassadors, High Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentle men: One of the occasions I was here at Victoria Falls was in April 2000. I came here as part of a SADC delegation constituted of then Presidents Joaquim Chissano of Moçambique, Sam Nujoma of Namibia, and myself, as President of South Africa. We came here to engage President Robert Mugabe specifically about what was happening in this country at the time, relating to the occupation of white-owned farms by this country’s liberation war veterans, intended to address the historic Zimbabwe land question. Specifically we discussed with the President how best to assist the sister people of Zimbabwe in the noble quest ...
Listing to Thabo Mbeki dilivering a lucture on Oliver Tambo (The Role Of Tambo in the liberation of South Africa and his role in the ANC) iyaqhuba lenkokheli
Business Day Newspaper reported: Former South African President Thabo Mbeki on Monday warned Zimbabwe’s "predatory elite" to stop benefiting from the country’s diamonds at the expense of economic development. Zimbabwe is piling pressure on the US to lift sanctions imposed on its Marange diamonds at the inaugural diamond conference in Victoria Falls. Political observers widely regard the conference as a charm offensive by the Zimbabwean mines and mining development ministry to gain new markets for the precious stones and to set the tone for South Africa when it takes over the reins of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme next year. But Mr Mbeki warned that, unless Zimbabwe cleaned up its act, its attempt to win regional support for the lifting of sanctions would not succeed. "Diamond production must not be governed by a predatory elite which is in collusion with mining companies for its own benefit," he said. "As elections loom in Zimbabwe next year, the country must prove that it is not a rogue ...
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa has become a better place to live and invest in with each passing day since the advent of democracy in 1994. However, he admitted that there was room for improvement in government’s performance.Addressing a lecture in the Eastern Cape yesterday to pay tribute to Former President Thabo Mbeki, Zuma said millions of South Africans were contributing each day to make South Africa better.“We admit that our challenges are many and persistent, but they do not overshadow the fact that each new day brings forward possibilities of a better South Africa. We admit as well that the performance of the state must be improved further. Simple projects such as delivering textbooks on time have been a problem for this administration for more than a decade and we need to get it right,” he said. I like that & people still bad mouths Zuma. All i can say is " My President Is Black & uhlala eNkandla!
What our SA Presidents did? F. W De Klerk - Proposed a release of Mandela and took part in Apartheid eradication. Nelson Mandela – Passed the racial tolerance between different races of South Africa. Thabo Mbeki – Improved the nation’s capitalism and economy. Jacob Zuma – Built a R250 million homestead, married four wives and pleaded innocent on rape case….Stolen.Morning to you all.
Kgalema Motlanthe is de 3rd president of South Africa after Thabo Mbeki wd forced 2 resign. - Ebrahim Harvey
Winner of the week on the Justice Malala show (eNew channel) is Former President Thabo Mbeki for speaking out on the current state of leadership in South Africa!
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa's rural homestead in Nkandla is being built for R 203 MILLION RANDS as opposed to Thabo Mbeki's house in Houghton which was built for R 8 million rands. Thabo Mbeki has one wife and no kids from his marriage to Zanele. President Zuma has married 6 wives thus far with 4 still married to him. President Zuma has 22 children including one outside wedlock from Sonono Khoza. If President Zuma wins in Mangaung I will be the first to visit him in Nkandla to ask him the secret of his success against all odds. I like JZ.
Eastern Cape ( Former transkie in particular) is one of the poorest areas in South Africa. Great liberation fighters like Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Thabo Mbeki, Chris Hani , Winnie Madikizela - Mandela are all from this EC. They *FAILD* us... yet they are being called great!
It is common knowledge that Luthuli House (not SA parly) is the centre of power in this country. South Africa did not recall Thabo Mbeki. Luthuli House did that. The order to kill the Marikana protesters was not sanctioned by Cyril Ramaphosa as an individual, but by Luthuli House as the HeadQuarters of the ANC. It is an insult to those who lost lives to individualise this trategy. The ANC is fully responsible.
Alf Kumalo was more than a documentary photo journalist, he was, above all, one of South Africa's eminent historians. Thabo Mbeki
It is said that a mining company in South Africa fired 12000 of its workers. On Friday, October 05, 2012, President Sata of Zambia said, “when we (Patriotic Front) were in the opposition, we thought some laws like the Public Order Act were bad,”. “but we are now in Government and appreciate this law because will be no government without sanity and order in society,”. We can see South African currency weakening and the whole world economy in shambles, if Southern Africa breaks, it will be hectic enough. Some investors are already shutting down and go, in the end; we will wonder what system works well. South Africa as Southern Africa power house, what goes on in her bedroom affects other rooms drastically. Ex South African President Thabo Mbeki in his long twisted article of "A Dream Deferred!”, where he mainly highlights failures of AU and how they saw conflict of Libya affecting whole continent concluded that "if this dream is deferred for much longer, surely, it will explode!” What is happeni ...
"And in everything we do over the next few days we should continue to sustain and demonstrate the understanding that characterises all members of our movement that the ANC was established 96 years ago to serve the people of South Africa, not our interests as members."-Thabo Mbeki-52nd ANC National Congress
President Thabo Mbeki in yesterday's City Press alluded to the fact that the newly appointed Chair of the AU Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has no power to effect any changes at the AU. My take is that if she has no power to change policy or effect change then why did South Africa bother to go through all the headache to get her the post. I hope Madam Dlamini- Zuma reads Thabo Mbeki's article and adjusts her script accordingly because the AU is not the easiest organisation to lead as there are so many despots with big ego's on the continent and these despots may not even want to take advice from someone who is not a former president as Thabo Mbeki alluded to
I've said this before, this is no longer the ANC of Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Terror Lekota. Mandela's ANC would have never allowed a situation where R203 Million of public funds is used to develop Zuma's Nkandla homestead, where meaningful development only takes place around the President and his family. South Africa under this current ANC leadership is fast turning into a dictatorship.
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Why are Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki keeping quite when Jacob Zuma is destroying ANC and reaping off South Africa. Will he lead us 4 30yrs
Top ten things to know about South Africa... 1.Nelson Mandela is no longer the president (at least for the past hundred years) 2.The masses have the power to fire a president over night like he works at a Mac Donald's (ask Thabo Mbeki) 3.We once dated a president but he was too clean for us we couldn't commit we opted for a money launderer and a rapist instead 4.Our current president has 300 wives and 100 concubines 5.we no longer live in huts but we make tourists pay ridiculous money to have "the experience" 6.we don't wear animal skins...okay sometimes we do and dance around to get money out of naive white people 7.If you want to get out of jail ,you act sick like Jackie Selebi and Shabir Shaick 8.Just like China we have weird cuisines like sheep head,chicken feet,goats *** and hungry lion 9.we have a couple of countries within our borders like Cape Town under Empress Zille 10.WE ARE IN THE SOUTH OF AFRICA (just in case you missed it)
(www.abndigital.com) Frank Chikane was South Africa's secretary of cabinet in President Mbeki's cabinet, as well as Director General in the Presidency under ...
Thabo Mbeki wrote: Africa's Youth Advancing the African Renaissance 30 September 2012 - The Thabo Mbeki Foundation hosted a three day youth retreat from 28-30 September 2012 in Midrand, South Africa. The retreat was in response to a growing demand by Africa's youth for a dialogue on how to advance the African Renaissance. Forty young people from various parts of the African continent were locked in the dis...
Steve Biko, Thabo Mbeki & Julius Malema are three South Africans who are and were ahead of their time. South Africa
In a futile bid to bar Jacob Zuma from becoming the next president of South Africa, the then Thabo Mbeki led government slammed corruption charges against him, now it is the turn of President Jacob Zuma's government to charge Julius Malema, the expelled former ANC Youth Leader, on money laundering charges, a sign that we are looking at a Julius Malema presidency in the near future?
Rome wasn't built in one day, in my observation people are fed up with government of the ruling African National Congress. Currently they are blaming Jacob Zuma for poverty and whatever mayhem that is occuring within the country, and the likes of Julius Malema are perpetuating the situation with their ignorance. What did Nelson Mandela do for people of Azania? What did Thabo Mbeki do for the people of South Africa? What is Jacob Zuma doing for the people of Mzansi? Can they eradicate poverty of centuries just by false democracy of 18 years? I think my fellow citizens are just asking for much... Did they know that before this so called freedom our was in debt and it still recovering? Are they aware that we are at war to sustain growth yet they are demanding non stop? RDP houses are being sold by the same people who live in them and they go back to shacks, I don't denie that there is corruption to our government officials but our society at large is to be blame too for such deeds. Look around in your neighb ...
To lead is to serve, unfortunately most individual don't understand that and the very few African leaders that do understand and follow the principle are quickly eliminated, Steve Bantu Biko, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Thabo Mbeki and the list goes on. I am appalled by the scenario playing out in South Africa at the moment,supporters of Julius Malema see his arrest as being politically motivated and he himself proclaim its a witch hunt by Jacob Zuma, how convenient. How can owing the tax man R16 million be used as a political tool? To the youth that are moved by his slogan of economic freedom in our life time, I ask you, what is your qualifications/skill? how have you empowered yourself? what have you contributed to the economy? You can only be economically free if we improve the education system and acquire a skill and you must engage yourselves in building this country, Here is a boy that his own qualification is questionable yet he's sitting on a trust that guarantees him an affluent lifestyle, a ...
in Johannesburg, South Africa, the land of Mandela, the land of Sisulu, the land of Oliver Tambo, the land of Thabo Mbeki, the land of Zuma, the land of Malema, the land of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the land of many peoples. The rainbow nation indeed. May God bless this land.
It was on this day in 2008 in few hours to come, when the former president of the republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, said 'I have no doubt that you are aware that today I have tendered my resignation to the speaker of the National Assembly, comrade Baleka Mbete' who would forget this day? *i write what I like*
Gw jadi merenung setelah baca artikel ini.Africa and Asia push for 'New World Order' Boyd Webb | Jakarta, Indonesia 22 April 2005 08:58 African and Asian leaders, representing two-thirds of the global population, met in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday to discuss ways of achieving "a New World Order". The talks were part of the Asia-Africa Summit (AA) co-hosted by Indonesia and South Africa. Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, South African President Thabo Mbeki and United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan opened discussion by urging leaders to push for a New World Order. "Your peoples pay the highest price for inaction in the face of massive violations of human rights, and for the strains placed on the UN's peacekeeping, peace building and human rights machinery," Annan said. He said developing countries suffered more than any others from the proliferation of small arms, light weapons, the scourge of landmines, and often bore the brunt of acts of terrorism and the events they unleashed. "If we ...
Johannesburg - Former President Thabo Mbeki has accused the African Union (AU) of letting down the continent, because of petty disagreements between heads of state, the Sunday Times reported. Mbeki criticised African leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, in an article to be published in The Thinker magazine, according to the newspaper. Mbeki's criticisms included South Africa, Gabon, and Nigeria agreeing to military action against Libya, contrary to an AU decision; the failure to acknowledge the AU's anniversary at its Addis Ababa summit in July; and Africa falling off the world economic development agenda. The former president was also critical of the summit's lopsided focus on the contest for the AU commission chair, and said African leaders had not assessed the AU's impact on the continent since its establishment. The focus on this leadership contest was reflective of the malaise poisoning the African body politic, Mbeki said.
Nelson Mandela was a Reconciliation guy and he Reconcile, Thabo Mbeki was a strict guy and he was strict as a High School Principal, Jacob Zuma came in with a lot of criminal charges lyk a Kwaito Star so that's why South Africa is where it is now. We have a problem selecting the right candidate we as Africans" watching Loyiso** lol
During the departure for the 2002 World Cup, the president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, was handshaking the players wishing them good luck and when he came to Jabu Pule he said "Jabu, you must behave yourself". What a president.
South Africa's government has abandoned plans for a memorial service in favor of attending the community's service, but neither President Jacob Zuma nor Former President Thabo Mbeki plan to attend..
The death of so many people was unnecessary; I wonder how those police officers will live with themselves. Remember the saying "He who live by the sword, shall die by a sword”. Knowing well that they are attending a strike/ protest, there’s bound to be a violent outbreak, and common sense tell us that rubber bullets are most probably are going to be needed. Why use live ammunition? We have had numerous service delivery protests, yet officers used rubber bullets which dispersed violent crowds with minimum injuries. Why was Lonmin different? We cannot dispute the fact that mining is a very risky and tough job that affects ones physical and mental strength. Whilst I agree that mining contributes largely to the economy of South Africa, why should poor people be exploited whilst doing the “dirty work” whilst the executives are rewarded generously. As for Julius Malema, he doesn’t have a stand point, when they were removing then President Thabo Mbeki; he said "I would die for Zuma. Like most politic ...
Julius Malema,Khanyi Mbau,Jocob Zuma, Sepp Blatter,Shaka,Randall,Verwoed and Thabo Mbeki.these are some of the 50 people who stuffed up South Africa according to Zapiro*BOOK*
Nelson Mandela,Oliver Tambo,Walter Sisulu,Robert Sobukwe,Thabo Mbeki,Juluis Malema,Roy Lottering,and all the other heroes would like to wish you a Happy Woman's Day all u beautiful woman of South Africa have a lovely day.
Without fear of losing power, the ANC has deployed thousands of party cadres to run villages, towns and cities. But many of the movement's loyalists have proved themselves more skilled at lining their pockets with state funds than at doing their jobs.It is like taking a mouse from the bush and making it run a cheese factory. First graders huddle to do sums on scraps of paper pressed against a cracked mud wall at Mwezeni Primary School in South Africa's destitute Eastern Cape Province. The school may be located in Africa's wealthiest nation, but there are no chairs, no desks and no work books. The Eastern Cape, home to giants of the African National Congress like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu who helped end apartheid and Thabo Mbeki, the nation's second democratically elected president, is a glaring example of the ruling party's failure to deliver its promise of a "better life for all". In Entshingeni village, not far away from where Mandela was raised, a mud hut with a dirt floor serves as a classroom ...
I had the CRAZIEST dream ever!lol...dreamt I was at some black tie event with a bunch of South Africa's "high society" amongst those were Nelson Mandela,Thabo Mbeki and Pr.Jacob Zuma and I was doing the shogoloza with them! O_o ...Sho lol but it was fun!
Makes for interesting reading! Jews conspired to destroy the White South African government and murder the Boer - Afrikaaner people In the 19th century the British fought wars to subject the Boer states to British Rule. In 1948, the Boers took power democratically, with the election of the National Party. In the 1960s the government of Hendrik Verwoerd took power and implemented the formal separate but equal policies in South Africa. These policies made South Africa the economically strongest nation in Africa, and gave the blacks in South Africa (and the whites) the highest standards of living of any African nation. Verwoerd's policies had two main opponents. One was a Jew named Harry Oppenheimer, the other a Jew named Anton Ruppert. Both controlled banking monopolies in the country, and wanted "rights" extended to black South Africans for the purpose of extending their money lending business. Oppenheimer had ties to the Rothschild banking family and to the US CIA, which throughout the 1970s through 1990s ...
Al Jazeera English shared the following link and had this to say about it: Fewer babies are being born with HIV in South Africa, according to government officials - a major improvement for a country with a bad track record for fighting the virus. Former President Thabo Mbeki drew worldwide criticism when he questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and the drugs used to treat the disease.
While we all revere Nelson Mandela for all that he has done for the ANC, South Africa and the world in terms of his values and what he personally stands and fought for, we must never forget the many great leaders and ordinary South Africans who walked this collective Long Road to Freedom. Madiba, humble soul that he is, never chose, and never liked being put on the pedastal that would make him the face of the struggle, as has happened over the years. This responsibility was entrusted to him by the movement which he served with his life, the ANC, and the noble values that it stood for. Thabo Mbeki makes this point very clear in an Open Letter to Jacob Zuma in October 2008. "In the context of the global struggle for the release of Political Prisoners in our country, our movement took a deliberate decision to profile Nelson Mandela as the representative personality of these prisoners, and therefore to use his personal political biography, including the persecution of his then wife, Winnie Mandela, dramatical ...
I was analysing some of Nelson Mandela's achilles heel and that of Jacob Zuma and found some similarities. Inspite of their overall strength but their deadly weakness come in form of family. The families of these two Presidents have been on the newspapers for the wrong reasons and have taken advantage of the surnames to enrich themselves. Lately Winnie was holding the ANC to ransom in the name of the Mandela family, forgetting as a family they aren't the only ones South Africa owes for our liberation. Some family received nothing in return for the sacrifices they made for this country to be free. The same cannot be said to the same extent about Thabo Mbeki because he is not a strong family person and have no kids but Zanele Mbeki's business dealing if properly investigated can have the same consequences. My conclusion is that the Apostle Paul had a point when he said the following in 1Corinthians 7:32-34 "An unmarrried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs - how he can please the Lord. But a married m ...
Jul 9th - The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa. Today is the 10th anniversary. To be continued...Bless! David Hinds
Julias Malima hs jst made it clear dat he doez nt support Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma as de nxt president.i personaly am nt suprized bcoz this is de strategy and ppl Zuma used against Thabo Mbeki and now its hiz turn *ivili liyajikeleza*.if u ddnt knw dis then welcom 2 South Africa were slavez ar now kingz and hv turned against each ada.
Bosso ke Steve Biko, Tebogo Tsietsi Mashini, Hastings Ndlovu, Hector Peterson, Murphy Morobe, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma...i wudnt be where i am, and South Africa wudnt be how it is today if it wasnt for them and many others :)
I just emailed Thabo Mbeki on the African Renaissance tip! It is time for artists to engage a dialogue that man started. We need to at least examine his thinking and deferred plans he had for South Africa. A new idea for a play in the making. Copyrights are free!
REWIND..."If you shower after having sex with an HIV positive woman, you will not contract HIV." -- President Jacob Zuma of South Africa...FAST- FORWARD..."A virus can cause a disease, and AIDS is not a disease, it is a syndrome." -- Former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa...PAUSE..."Having sex with virgins cures HIV/AIDS." - General belief in South Africa...PLAY...Which is true? Which is false?
Former President Thabo Mbeki use to go to Moria and he had been the President of both The Republic of South Africa and African National Congress (ANC). Then he stopped. He got fired. Jacob Zuma use to go too then he stopped. Then Julius Malema started insulting him. The Goodman Gallery went on and painted him naked. Zapiro took it further and placed a shower on his paint on a place were many cultures encourage we cover with clothe. Is Moria the key issue?
Thabo Mbeki once warned the ANC about the phenomenon of "leadership based on CULT-PERSONALITIES". As Ferial Haffajee (City Press, Editor-In-Chief) has opined- the ANC/SACP's calls suggest that this is a "political campaign" for Zuma to be re-elected at Mangaung. It is much more than "just about the painting". In the best interests of this nation, I don't think President Zuma should run for a second term. A second term for him amounts to a SURE threat to media freedom. South Africa needs leaders who have "the bigger picture" in mind - we don't need cult-personalities in leadership.
49 years ago in Adis Ababa,capital city of Ethiopia,30 of 32 African States met and formed what was known as Organization of African Unity( OAU). It was succeeded by its own African Union in 2002,South Africa under Thabo Mbeki being its first chairperson. That is why we celebrate Africa Day today. Who can forget the likes of Jomo Kennyata, Kwame Nkurumah,Seisa Toure,Patrice Lumumba,Augustino Neto,the list is endless. HALALA MAAFRIKA !!!
I'm attending Thabo Mbeki 2012 Annual Lecture. Let's here what this leaders have for us. ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, will deliver this year’s Annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture at 18:00 on 24 May 2012 at the ZK Matthews Great Hall, University of South Africa, Tshwane. The lecture is entitled: “African the New World Order: Challenges and Opportunities.” It will be followed by a panel discussion between Prime Minister Zenawi and Former President Thabo Mbeki and a question and answer session. WHO IS Prime Minister ZENAWI: Prime Minister Zenawi was born on May 8, 1955. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Open University of the United Kingdom in 1995 and an MSc. in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2004. In 1974, Prime Minister Zenawi interrupted his studies to join the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF). He became a member of the Leadership Committee of the TPLF in 1979 and to its Executive Committee in 1983. He is curren ...
African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki says Sudan's President Bashir is committed to security agreements with South Sudan
Straight Talk with Tboss-"Tonight, is one of those nights with mixed emotions. So many things happened within one week, and ironically within one month...be the judge my friend...Whatr concerns me now...RACISM...Did we ever rid South Africa of it?...My Opinion *** NO!...Is the world rid of IT?...NEVER...Is the the so-called "World Reknowned Political Reconcialition Constitution " negotiated by the likes of Cyril Ramaphosa, Thabo Mbeki, The world Acclaimed Dr. Nelson Mandela and the entire negotiating teams a boon or a doom to Black South Africans? Is the fact that Cyril Ramaphosa ended up a billionare, members of the first paliarment, cabinets members, family members who were at once all within the governing few and later owners of shares in large BBEE deals ended up with multi million dollar busines deals not a legitimate facty to be invetigated, and the fact that ther likes od Khulubuse Zuma, Mandela offspring and the similar likes suddenly got involved in multimillion rand deals that they NORMALLY CAN ...
I have been updating some obituaries. Here lies Hosni Mubarak, a modern pharaoh who led his people with the most delicate touch, he will be remembered forever for bringing the military under the control of the civilian political leadership. Here lies President Yoweri Museveni, he fought against tyranny in Uganda, single-handedly rebuilt his country and became an expert in governance by redefining the concept of clinging to power. Here lies South Africa's Former President Thabo Mbeki, he defeated apartheid, was defeated by his party whilst on an African Renaissance project and went on to fabricate two Sudans that have undying love for each other. Here lies Paul Biya.
Summary of Briefings South Africa: Competition for the AU Commission Leadership Intensifies The African Union's (AU) Eight-member Ad hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government (Committee of Eight) met in Cotonou, Benin on 14 May 2012, to discuss the election of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and members of the AU Commission. During the 18th AU Summit in January, the two candidates - Jean Ping of Gabon, who has served as the AU Commission Chairman since 2008 and Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa's Home Affairs Minister - failed to secure the two-third majority required to win and therefore the election was postponed till July. There was a call for consensus on the elected candidate to ensure that the AU as an organisation is united in addressing the challenges on the continent. The outcome of the election was due to multiple factors including the nature of the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa and South Africa's approach to the campaign for the chairmanship position. The differe ...
The total population of South Africa and Nigeria is three times that of Germany and Ethiopia is more populated than France. Now that Sarkozy is gone we hope the French speaking African countries can assert their full prowess to bring about change in Africa. Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo, Jacob Zuma and Kofi Annan must craft a leaner more sustainable Africa.
Somewhere in 2006,there was an advert with Alive with possibilities abt South Africa. I wonder which one is currently marketing our country. I normaly hear people who call themselves South African scholars quoting aothors or poets like Yeats,Shakespeare etc but u can hardly hear them quoting Eskia Mphahlele, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela r Thabo Mbeki. I am an African is one of the rare African literature.Some of our Mzansi finest yet unsung African writers such as Malegapuru Makgoba,the late Ntate Koka, Steve Bikos I write what I like have not been fully appreciated..We need to knw more abt Sobukwes writings as well. The history and literature of the Khoisan is summarised n told in a European taste. That's how our history could be recorded along de political headlines. They say manners maketh a man, n I say heritage maketh a nation. Peace!!!
Thabo Mbeki has been a notably powerful figure in African politics, positioning South Africa as a regional power broker and also promoting the idea that African political conflicts should be solved by Africans. He headed the formation of both the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the African Union (AU) and has played influential roles in brokering peace deals in Rwanda, Burundi, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also tried to popularise the concept of an African Renaissance. He sees African dependence on aid and foreign intervention as a major barrier to the continent's being taken seriously in the world of economics and politics, and sees structures like NEPAD and the AU as part of a process in which Africa solves its own problems without relying on outside assistance.
HOW WE ARE HELPING South African DEMOCRACY When on October, 2008, precisely on the 12th, The Sunday Independent Newspaper- the biggest selling newspaper in South Africa did publish my Open Letter to the then state president of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, neither me nor the newspaper itself knew that, one was on the threshold of history. But following the ANC’s centenary celebration this year, the Personal Assistant to the former president has revealed this morning during a breakfast show that, “an Open Letter written to the president by one Chika Osueze, touched the president to the extent that he had no option than to remain with the ANC. The president was reading the letter every morning for a week or so” Well, personally I did not listen to the program but a friend told me of it while I was on my way to work with my M/D. So getting to the office, I instructed my sectary to Google the same letter out. Republishing it to friends does not in any way aim at self-glorification but to remind us that ...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 — Morning Devotion {Daily Reading: 17:1-18:33} {Quick Study: 23:1-24:25} And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. {12.24} Friend, how much do you know about a mediator? For those of us in Zimbabwe or close to Zimbabwe politics, you will recall the “mediation” process led by former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki that led to the Government of National Unity (GNU) that now runs our beautiful country. So, a mediator is a go-between, a ‘Munyai/Sadombo” in Shona; one who pleads the case of others to bring the two or parties into cordial relations. Now, my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is that “Munyai, Sadombo” or Mediator who stands between God and Mankind and pleads your case and my case before God. Praise the Lord. So friend, you are not alone, you have a mediator who everyday stands before God and openly intercedes on your behalf so that all may go well with you and me. Hallelujah! S ...
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