The South African Ghetto

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Bhiyoza Publishers

The discourse on language preference is an on-going one and is particularly widespread in this month tied with the events of 1976 – not that at other times the issue of language is completely neglected. Bhiyoza Publishers takes the challenge to make indigenous languages a […]

philosophy politics

Unfashionable reflections on the coming of the Europeans: An Azanian Critique of white settler colonialism

0 29 mins 5 yrs

“Through a vision I saw nations emerging from the ocean. Once as the sea lay calm, throwing off only trembling waves. A strange race emerged from the ocean… He reported to the Assembly: O my lord, the country is infested with bad bugs. We have […]

history politics
0 41 mins 5 yrs

Kill the settler in Afrika and meet the man: Dispatches from Untimely Notes of a “native” son

 “How can he be considered great, since he has been a philosopher for so long and has never yet disturbed anybody? (Nietzsche in Untimely Meditations, p 194) “…it is only by means of the common characteristic of being German that we can avert the downfall […]

history philosophy politics
0 24 mins 5 yrs

Time and the notions of Justice and Law: A View from Azania

“A people who lose their historical memory becomes a very fragile people. They regress. It is historical memory that permits them to be a strong people”. (Cheikh Anta Diop, in Great African Thinkers)   “Black people reject this… it is a solution given to us […]

history politics
0 23 mins 6 yrs

Returning to the source: An Afrikanist explains the historical foundations and nature of the South African legal system

“A people losing sight of origins are dead. A people deaf to purposes are lost” (Ayi Kwei Armah in Two Thousand Seasons, 1973, p xiii. My italics) “How indeed would a living understanding come to those, who have fled knowledge of the source?” (Ayi Kwei […]

history politics
0 14 mins 6 yrs

Combative Hermeneutics; “Customary Law” as memory and symbol.

“In our land the law of the nation reigns supreme.” (Mazisi Kunene)   Francis Cress Welsing argues that “if you don’t understand white supremacy, everything else that you think you know, will only confuse you”. In implicit agreement with this fundamental argument, Wade Nobles further […]

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