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Articles written by Veli Mbele

The Genesis & Implications Behind the Name “South Africa”

When this tactic was eventually exhausted, Afrikaner Nationalist elements resorted to naked racism and violence to legitimise their claim to hold exclusive power within the South African state...On the 31st of May 1910, exactly eight years after the Boers had made peace with the English through the Treaty of Vereeniging, South Africa became a Union. Despite the mistrust in the Boer camp, the Afrikaners, as they now became known, had negotiated and achieved self-determination.

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Afrikan “Leaders” Maintain Berlin Conference Agenda

What was the agenda of the Berlin Conference (1884-85)? So, instead of waging imperialist wars among themselves, this Conference sought to coordinate the project of European capture of Afrika, her people and natural resources, and divide Afrika (like a birthday cake), among the various European nationalities.

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Black Middle Class Indifference to Covid-19

Just as in the case of the Marikana Uprising, one of the things that the outbreak of the Corona Virus has laid bare is the nauseating detachment, ignorance, cowardice and downright cruelty of Black people (like me), who are strangely classified as middle class. Something that some euphemistically describe as 'Black privilege'.

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Sithunyiwe, Asizithumanga

In my humble view, principled solidarity among us, is our most potent weapon. I am not interested in wasting my time, data or energy by engaging in egocentric debates with fellow Black people, purely on the basis that they belong to this or that political party.

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