Media: ‘Path of riches wasn’t for Biko’

15 04 2009

Poor People’s Alliance: No Land! No House! No Vote!

15 April 2009
Source: The Sowetan

Azapo today is a danger to black South Africans and stands for everything that Steve Biko rejected, according to Andile Mngxitama in his new book, Why Biko would not vote.

Mngxitama says that Biko would reject black consciousness parties because they “prostitute their blackness as a lucrative path to enjoy the privileges of whiteness”. Read the rest of this entry »


Open letter to the President of South Africa from John Minto

15 04 2009
Open letter to the President of South Africa
January 28, 2008

Tena koe Thabo Mbeki,

I understand a nomination has been put forward for me to receive a South African honour later this year, the Companions of O R Tambo Award, on behalf of HART and the anti-apartheid movement of New Zealand for our work campaigning to end apartheid in South Africa.

I note the particular honour is conferred by the President of South Africa and awarded to “foreign citizens who have promoted South African interests and aspirations through co-operation, solidarity and support”.

We are proud of the role played by the movement here to assist the struggle against apartheid and I appreciate the sentiment behind the nomination. However after the most careful consideration I respectfully request the nomination proceed no further. Were an award to be made I would decline to accept it either personally or on behalf of the movement. Read the rest of this entry »