A time to think dangerously: A response to Xola Skosana

By Ncedisa Mpemnyama In the Pitfalls of National Consciousness Frantz Fanon warns us that “No one has clean hands; there are no innocents and no onlookers. We all have dirty hands; we are all soiling them in the swamps of our country and in the terrifying emptiness of our brains. Every onlooker is either a …

12 Months Ultimatum

By Xola Skosana Exactly 12 months from now, the ink used to put a cross on that ballot paper will have long time dried up, yet the quality of life of Black people will still be in the same pathetic state, the same socio-economic position they were in on the 3rd of August 2016 or …

An Aerial View Tells A Different Story

By Pastor Xola Skosana If you were to ever fly into any of the big cities of our country on a clear sky summer day, you would see the horror and scandal of land theft, of violent dispossession and the ongoing preservation of white privilege. Vast acres of arable land are still occupied by a …

Land or Death

By Xola Skosana With the house of cards falling in Europe, a number of significant lessons for Blacks are highlighted. One above the rest which Blacks must learn is that no group of people entrust their future and the future of their children in the hands of some bureaucrats with latest iPads and iPhones, no …

Evaluation

By Xola Skosana “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” ~ Ken Blanchard. It is nearly time to escape the plantation, draw near the village of run-away slaves. I encourage you to retreat into solitude, reflect on what transpired in the village a few days ago, find a fitting metaphor that captures the black experience we …

What Will The Price of Freedom Be?

By Xola Skosana This message was originally posted for the first time on the 25th of May. It poses a poignant question right now! What will be the price of freedom? A degree, a career, a failed marriage, deferred dreams? Will it be betrayal, long term imprisonment or the ultimate sacrifice? Who must pay this …

Match Boxes in the Wrong Hands

By Xola Skosana A socialist Azania must be born from the ashes of a racist, white supremacist country over which the ANC has presided for 22 years. Just as Mama Winnie predicted that “together hand-in-hand, with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country”. However, Thomas Sankara warned that a “soldier …