Dear Mr. Nxumalo, Mayor of Durban, South Africa
I have been informed that you are trying to be helpful to the poor, by way of being charitable, and sensitizing richer people to donate whatever they can to improve the conditions under which the poor live. From what is being reported, it does seem that you are not interested in listening to what the poor themselves are saying with regard to deal with their living conditions. read more »
ABOUT BARBAROUS ACTS WHICH OUTRAGE THE CONSCIENCE OF CONGOLESE
COULD SOUTH AFRICA BECOME THE ISRAEL OF AFRICA? read more »
(GB-N.com) - Ayi Kwei Armah is one of the world's literary giants. He lives in Senegal, West Africa where he conducts an annual writers' workshop. Here he reviews Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela (Foreword by Barack Obama). This review was first published at http://globalbreakingnews.com/news/2653/86/Mandela-s-New-Book-Cultural-k...
Mandela’s new book, neither an autobiography nor a structured memoir, is a series of musings held together by the major intellectual concerns of the man. read more »
We must do all we can to help the island nation safeguard its dignity, writes Thabo Mbeki
The Big Read: It was difficult to hold back the tears as a deluge of news told of the catastrophe visited on the people of Haiti by the earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on January 12.
Jan 24, 2010 10:15 PM | Times Live, South Africa http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/article275664.ece read more »
Former President of Haiti
15 January 2010
We thank all the true friends of Haiti, in particular the Government and the people of South Africa for their solidarity with the victims of Haiti.
The concrete action undertaken by Rescue South Africa and Gift of the Givers is a clear expression of ubuntu. Ubuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of ruble and debris waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death. read more »
Reading about what has happened at Kennedy Road Settlement in Durban makes me wonder. More like wondering and wandering from society to society, from places in history and geography. Has capitalism become the greatest laundering scheme, the greatest organized gang? read more »
Like many people in South Africa and around the world, I am still stunned by what has been done to the people living at the Kennedy Road Settlement in Durban.
From 2005, AbM seems to have managed to overcome many obstacles, but, or so it seems, it has not been able (yet) to overcome the biggest one, namely appearing to be giving a lesson in emancipatory politics to the ANC. read more »