LET SENSE PREVAIL

let sense prevail

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.

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DR MCUBE – THE INSPIRATION BEHIND POPULAR POEM

dr-3Not 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.

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DR MNCUBE TALKS #FEESMUSTFALL

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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.

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BE PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY’  

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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.

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A POEM FOR SHARPEVILLE WOMEN

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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

weather

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 !

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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

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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!

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INTELLECTUALS NEED TO SPEAK OUT

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intellectuals need to speak out

Against the disturbance that occured

During the state of the nation presentation

Last night.

 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.

 

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CELEBRATION OF GALETLOLWE SEMENYA AS A TOKEN OF OUR RAINBOW NATION RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION

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Thank you Programme Director

Distinguished guests

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.

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A COMPARISON OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND STRATEGIC THINKINGSTRATEGY THINKING PLANNING

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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MAY THE SOUL OF MARIKANA VICTIMS REST IN PEACE

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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.

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IN ROBBEN ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF GABE MAGOMOLA

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AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES CURRICULUM OFFERING

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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.

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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.

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CHILDREN OF SOMALIA

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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.

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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.

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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.

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