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AZAPO Voice Volume 2 Issue Number 21

SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC SHIP SINKS EVEN DEEPER The South African economic ship is directionless. The ruling party, which is its captain, is steering it straight to a mountain of an iceberg.  The economy is in a similar situation of the … View More

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AZAPO Voice Volume 2 Issue Number 14

EQUIP THE NATION WITH A BC-INSPIRED EDUCATION FOR EFFICIENCY AND SELF-RELIANCE A country’s most valuable asset is its people. If you want to change a country, you must educate the people and change their thinking. The people must first believe … View More

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Azanian Student Convention (AZASCO)

1)    INTRODUCTION a) The Azanian Student Convention (AZASCO) is a Black Consciousness Student organisation drawing its membership from Universities, Universities of Technology and Colleges (Nursing, Agricultural, Education, Technical). b) It was founded in 1990 on a resolution of the Azanian Student Movement … View More

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AZAPO Voice Volume 2 Issue Number 8

BUDGET SPEECH OR PULPIT PREACHING? Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his maiden Budget Speech amid high expectations from the nation.  His frequent quoting of the scriptures made him look like a pastor summoning divine intervention than a Minister presenting concrete budgetary … View More

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AZAPO Voice Volume 1 Issue Number 37

ANC SUFFERING FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA Last Friday the ruling party led a march to the Union Buildings, the seat of power in the capital city, to protest against the ruling party’s policy of e-Tolls.  The ANC as the ruling party was … View More

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AZAPO Voice Volume 1 Issue Number 35

BANISH MEDIOCRITY AND EMBRACE PROFESSIONALISM IN THE SOCs Those behind the sacking of Transnet Chief Executive, Siyabonga Gama would like the public to believe that their actions are motivated by a quest to clean the parastatal of the rot and corruption … View More

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THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AND BIKO’S QUEST FOR TRUE HUMANITY

THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AND BIKO’S QUEST FOR TRUE HUMANITY Steve Biko Memorial Lecture delivered at The University of KwaZulu-Natal by Pandelani Nefolovhodwe on 12 September 2018. INTRODUCTION Allow me to start by quoting Nkwame Nkrumah who once said, “The … View More

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AZAPO Voice Volume 1 Issue Number 24

THERE IS STRUGGLE TO BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR Hair, more especially that of black women, possess social qualities which are associated with people’s lived experiences. Unpacking the meanings behind the lived experiences of these women highlights that these very experiences are … View More

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Biko and the Quest for True Humanity:  Does BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS still have a role in nation-building and the future of the country?

 A talk BY Veli Mbele at the annual STEVE BIKO CONFERENCE hosted by the Umtapo  Centre and Steve Biko Foundation at THE DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY on 17 September 2014 Steve Biko is a difficult and complex ontological subject, whose … View More

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THE SOUTH AFRICA IN THE MIRROR : JUNE 16 AND THE QUEST FOR TRUE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

June 16, 1976 is firmly etched on the collective consciousness of South Africans.  On this day thousands of students gathered at the Isaac Morrison High School in Soweto to protest against the Bantu Education Act and the enforcement of Afrikaans … View More

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