In this modern age of information explosion, one of our most urgent needs is to master information, rather than to be its servant.
The servant deals with information pollution, the master commands information.
DR MCUBE – THE INSPIRATION BEHIND POPULAR POEM
Not many would believe it, but Bedfordview resident Dr Stephen Mncube inspired the popular speech.
Dr Stephen Mncube holds a photo of Ms Jessie Duarte, his sister Ms Bernard Mncube, Ms Albertina Sisulu and Mr Oliver Tambo in London. The three women had met with Ms Magaret Thatcher during the fight against apartheid.
DR MNCUBE TALKS #FEESMUSTFALL
He said as much as he believes that fees must fall, highly specialized qualifications need to be paid for.
Dr Steven Mncube says the core curriculum at universities should be free.
The Former chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Dr Steven Mncube has added his voice to the ongoing discussions on the #FeesMustFall movement.
BE PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY’
Dr Mncube was born and bred in Edenvale.
Dr Stephen Mncube says residents should unite. Bedfordview resident, Dr Stephen Mncube has urged South Africans to celebrate Heritage Month with love for each other.
A POEM FOR SHARPEVILLE WOMEN
All women are born beautiful as the sun rise;
and come in many earthly colours.
Some are chocolate brown
Others are yellow as the desert
Many are black and beautiful as midnight
while others are pale as the moon.
Sharpeville overflows with woman
of character endowed in African Spirit.
A soul seeking solace may find an answer
to deferred hopes and dreams of matrimony
Right here in the alley ways of Sharpeville.
Though time may
away like autunm leaves
No thinking human being in our blessed land
may be allowed to forget the Sharpeville massacre
And other killings that are helter skelter scattered everywhere
In our country as a result of twenty first of March nineteen sixty.
Our women readiness to die for a heavenly course
transcended Sharpeville women into mortal beings
And made women the vanguard in our liberation
against subjugation by the ruling hegemony of apartheid.
Through their gallant effort of marching alongside
their male comrades demonstrated their latent power
of courage and the heart and the will power
To serve and sacrifice and suffer for motherland.
Many women of yore, who died in Sharpeville that day
their blood flowed from broken veins and arteries
and their blood was washed away by torrential rains
into likwe the river of no return that meanders
to distance horizons of our native land,
where the oracle yabadimu and ancestors is hidden from all.
To the mother less children who were left behind in Sharpeville
to loiter in the dim wood of distress without a Mosel of bread
must echoe to the hearts and minds of current leaders
That our martyrs must resonate in all our endearment
Till the plight of women who died that day! Be cast in bold letters.
That acclaims womanhood to be humanhood and more
and are the main source of inspiration to gods eight day of creation.
As the tribe of Sharpeville women continue to embark
on procreation and increase and multiply our society.
Every time our flag is raised to celebrate
a brand new day in our country
We shall always remember Sharpeville women
time at the cross for our liberation of today
Let all the sons and daughters of our nation
acclaim them with sweet sounding words
of Margaret Walker that reads:
Let a beauty full of healing
and strength of final clenching
be the pulsing in our spirits and our blood.
Let the martial songs be written,
Let the dirges disappear,
Let a race of men and women
now rise and take control !
Thank you to you sis Letta Mbulu Semenya for requesting me to jot down these few lines on behalf of the women in Sharpeville, who gave their life for the children of tomorrow. It was indeed a great honor for me coming from sis Letta who has weaved many songs that elevate the mind about our objective conditions in our rainbow nation to people around the world.
PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA SPEECH ON HUMAN RIGHT DAY 20 MARCH 2016
The Premier of KZN‚ Mr Senzo Mchunu‚
The Ministers of Arts and Culture‚ Justice and Correctional Services‚ Basic Education and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present‚
Former KZN Premier‚ Dr Zweli Mkhize‚
MECs‚ MPs and MPLs‚
The Mayor of eThekwini Municipality‚ Mr James Nxumalo and all Councillors‚
The leadership of the governing party and all other political parties present‚
Religious‚ traditional and business leaders present‚
Fellow South Africans‚
Sanibonani‚ good day‚ dumelang‚ thobela‚ molweni!
INTELLECTUALS NEED TO SPEAK OUT
intellectuals need to speak out
Against the disturbance that occured
During the state of the nation presentation
These disturbance that occurred last night
Started as a joke on the NKandla saga
by some political parties last year.
But what seeem to be an intervening variable
That needs to be attended to has now been escaleted
To a state of chaos that prevailed in parliament last night.
CELEBRATION OF GALETLOLWE SEMENYA AS A TOKEN OF OUR RAINBOW NATION RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION
Thank you Programme Director
And last but not least our graduate,
who happens to be our guest of honor
Ausi Galetlolwe Semenya
It is a great honor Ausi Galetlolwe for you to be counted as a graduate of Wits University.
This university contributed immensely in making Gauteng a golden City that is revered in many respect as a hub of scientific and technological innovation in the entire continent of Africa.
A COMPARISON OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND STRATEGIC THINKING
The ability to think strategically and navigate change effectively is key to creating a sustainable organization — yet true strategic thinking and planning skills are a rarity among most executives.
FEES MUST FALL AT TERTIARY UNIVERSITIES
I greet you students
of our rainbow nation
you gallantly stood in harmony
to echoe your voice of reason
that says fees must fall
in universities across
the lengh and breath of our country
I Follow the Eagle to where two rivers meet and sit the land with full moon above me tiding of hope and salvation fills my heart to the rainbow nation with problems as multitudinious as the autumn leaves (wase `mzansi) rendering the country unlovable yet the vision remains pristine fresh but solutions are over the bridge clarion call to bring up a fighting spirit and take a fresh look to nation building devoid of litany of policy utlerance and use the people latent power as life testimonial that says:
– Our nation as place where love of land becksons to be in perfect harmony with growth and development of indivudual cultural heritage long buried in the hinterland.
– Our nation that can utilize wealth and achievement to reduce in great measure hunger and malnutrition and other physical impediment that curtails a quest for meaning in life with a full stomach and roof over ones head.
– Our nation that can combat institutional racism that runs havocs in the play fields and work places at the level of people and organizations.
– Our nation with unparallel scientific and technical resource and knowledge to be made an oasis to cultivate a spirit of co-existance.
– Our nation material wealth and capitalism transcend the dignity and the need to share a locust head with other human beings to galvanize and tap people’s energy for social growth and development.
– Our nation crime and reward in prison where quality of life is better than living in fear driven country riddled with rape and merciless killing must be curtailed by armed forces.
– When this become a spirit of the nation unheralded people who gave their life will rise up and rejoice to honour a silent revolution whose little light will shine over the hills and valleys and usher in the Age of Enlightenment.
I wrote the above stated prosaic message many rains ago.
But when paying special attention to the formative evaluation of the state-of-the –art of the African National Congress, ruling government presented by our President Jacob Zuma on the objective conditions that prevail in our Country today , I found his presentation to be as inspiritional as the wise words that Marqret walker once said to afro- american in the USA when they felt down troden:
Let a beauty full of healing and strength of final clenching
be the pulsing in our spirits and our blood.
Let the martial songs be written.
Let the dirges disappear.
Let a race of men and women
now rise and take control;
by Margaret Thatcher
MAY THE SOUL OF MARIKANA VICTIMS REST IN PEACE
Let our people who die
Due to descriptive laws of nature
That is thrift at its arrest
or caused by the movement
of the bowel of the earth
or due to presciptive laws of nature
prescribed by people who are myaophic
of the devastating effect of violence
discharged without mercy to innocent soul
as was the case in the killing ground of Marikana.
let us never forget that death is the daughter of frivolity
and when it strikes we must not seek to find rationality
in the corridors of high courts and low courts
or endless commission that feeds legal vultures
at the beheast of our innocent victims of such heinuos act
that live death to be the main tenant of their fabric
and cause pain and sorrow to our rainbow nation
I strongly urge our people to swallow their pride.
And stop winning cheap political points over
the death and a cry of a million
to the helpless victims of atrocities.
When Death claim lives of our loved ones
Under these unpredictable circonstances
Let us resort to the wise words uttered by Ntate Sisulu,
when 104 sons of our soil went down the bowel of the earth
and never to be seen alive again in our midst.
To follow is a full caption of Ntate Sisulu statement made in 1994.
IN ROBBEN ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF GABE MAGOMOLA
AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES CURRICULUM OFFERING
In Quest for meaning in african studies or afro-american studies in our institutions of higher learning in South Africa do not need to re invent the wheel.
Especially, when it comes to curriculum offering in the above mentioned desciplines.
A cursory glance around the world shows a plethora of universities and research institutions that have vested interest in africa to be as numerous as the autumn leaves. Suffice it to say, South Africa institutions of higher learning only need to to make a creative adoptation of some of the curriculunm offering from well established institutions in the preferred area of study.
Dr. Stephen Mncube
The review of literature in african studies or afro- american studies around the world shows that many universities and research institutions prefer eurocentric approach towards studying african phenomenon, rather than afrocentric view in addressing the myriad problems that are prevalent in the african issues.
CHILDREN OF SOMALIA
This should never happen! It pains me to see any child suffer. How can we allow babies to die in Africa? Some parents fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are abandoning their babies after arriving at the vast refugee complex at Dadaab, Kenya One can only imagine the levels of desperation driving parents to abandon tiny babies in this way.
A LOOK AT PSYCHOLOGY
The use of violence in psychological terms is a manifestation of a deep underlying dysfunction. People who are prone to violent outburst have often not developed adaptive ways of coping. Their lack of coping and communication skills manifests itself in violence. Violence becomes a mechanism to force one’s point of view; or to force others to take the violent person seriously. In this sense violence is not cause but a symptom of some deep seated problem. Manifestation of violence actually can be seen as a “cry for help”. Underlying violent behaviour is failure to recognize and accord others their right to human dignity as violence is a violation of this right.
A lOOK AT RELIGION
The general tenor of recent literature, on the state of universalism, shows that a consensus exists to indicate all of humanity is inextricably linked with the universe, whose scope and magnitude is not understood by all of humanity irrespective of the level of effort put forth to understand this mystery of life. Socrates made an error in thinking that the cause of evil was ignorance with the implication that the more information (or facts) you give to people through, the better chance we would have to get ride of evil in our lives. Socrates over looked the fact that the training of characters is important for man in his search for values.