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Masilo Lepuru

30 Years of Constitutional Democracy & The Crisis of Black Thought

The race war of conquest since 1652 should be foregrounded because the law is an extension of this war by other means, such as the settler constitutions since 1853. The fundamental significance of the Afrikanist-War-Studies paradigm lies in its ontological focus on white settlers as the fundamental problem, as opposed to their institutions of war, such as law.

REVIEW: The Brothers, Number One & The Weekend Special

One of the dangerous disadvantages of the failure of the Azanian revolutionary project, as symbolized by Poqo’s “one settler, one bullet” battle cry, is that the liberal nonracialism of the Charterists managed to redeem abelumbi/ wizards or white settlers.

The Sharpeville Massacre

Sharpeville had nothing to do with human rights since according to the children of Van Riebeek, the historical natives had no rights that they were willing to respect.

What Is Haiti To Me?

What is Haiti to me as a “black South African”? Probably nothing much. But what is Haiti to me as an Azanian? Haiti evokes memories of Pan-Africanism, the brave struggle against Euro-American slavery and racial domination.

Tsietsi Mashinini & The Decline of Black Power in “Post-Apartheid South Africa”

The 27th of January marked the birthday of Tsietsi Mashinini who in terms of South African history and politics symbolises the idea of Black Power. Black Power as embodied by the activists of 1976 was an important challenge to white power as epitomised by the Apartheid regime.

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