August 19, 2017

News:

Our vision remains of a non-racial, united South Africa

Earlier this year, Cde Gwede Mantashe, our Secretary-General said: “In this march for unity, non-racialism and democracy, we stand on the shoulders of giants who over centuries of subjugation and oppression, committed their lives to the building of a South Africa that would be united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous in character. We reaffirm the clarion call made by our people at the Congress of the People in Kliptown in 1955 that “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white” and that “our country will never be prosperous or free until all our people live in…

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Know your commodity

The world trade centre is not in the United States of America, it is where you live; where you buy food, clothes, etc.; basically everywhere you exchange money for items or service. We breathe and live on other people’s commodities. Throughout human history, the leading and most influential characters are the individuals who didn’t attempt to ascend a hierarchy; they created a new one. They didn’t climb to the top of anything. They were pushed to the top by their own success. They didn’t capture the pinnacle; they became it. They either created commodities or became one. In extremely exceptional…

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It’s not as simple as ‘giving back the land’

The burning land question is actually not a land question. It is more about symbolism, history and inequality than about land to live and farm on. This makes it a more difficult and complex issue, because even rapid and successful but orderly land transformation won’t satisfy many militants and the fires will still be stoked. The EFF foregrounded the land issue again the last two weeks with strong statements that “the land” should be taken from present white owners without any compensation and given to black people, or else there will be large scale violent attacks on white South Africans….

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