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
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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.
OUR LATE PROF. HERBERT VILAKAZI I first met the late professor Herbert Vilakazi at Ntate Gwagwa’s place in the early 1960’s in new york city. Ntate Gwagwa’s place was like a bee hive to all south african exiles in the usa They came from many corners and cervices of the usa. Ntate Gwagwa’s place was
Dr. Prof. LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. Before independence, he founded the political party
Dr. KWAME NKRUMAH Kwame Nkrumah was born in 1909 in the West African, then British controlled colony that was then known as the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast at the time was straining under the oppressive exploitation of colonialism, which dominated the entire African world, and much of the rest of the non-white world.
Originally born Donato Francisco in Westbury,1935. Don Materra grew up in Sophiatown in a time that rejoiced vibrant South African culture. He depicted Sophiatown in his biography Memory is the Weapon, written in 1987, for it’s beauty; picturesque and intimate like most ghettoes. . . . Mansions and quaint cottages . . . stood side
Nelson Mandela International Day was launched by a panel of schoolchildren on Monday in the absence of the recuperating former president. Foundation spokesperson Sello Hatang said a decision was made ahead of the launch not to mention Madiba’s health to avoid it overshadowing the event. Monday’s launch, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundations’s premises in Houghton saw
A Pirali Brahmin from Kolkata and the youngest of 13 children born in the Jorasanko mansion to parents Debendranath Tagore (1817 – 1905) and Sarada Devi (1830 – 1875) was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author ofGitanjali, he was the first non-European who was awarded
Kader Asmal was a man who achieved much in life and, gave back to his country. An activist, professor of human rights at the University of the Western Cape, chairman of the council of the University of the North and vice-president of the African Association of International Law. He was an Honorary Fellow of
After many seasons l found myself Serenading her to the alter For matrimonial felicity At the same old Methodist church Where Dr Lowery had presided For many rains ago And was cofounder Of the SCLC with the late Dr Martin Luther King