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Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its main campus a day earlier in the hopes of being accepted to study.   DUT said that a “significant number” of prospective students had gathered at the Steve Biko Sports Centre overnight […] The post Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Kwazulu Natal, Openaccess, National Health Laboratory, Durban University of Technology, Dut, Steve Biko, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, University Students, Top Six, Durban University of Technology DUT, Online Registration, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Super Spreader


Peter Gabriel Re-Records “Biko,” His Anti-Apartheid Protest Song, with Musicians Around the World

Wisdom, humour, compassion, understanding, brilliancy of intellect, unselfishness, modesty, courage—he had all these attributes… The government quite clearly never understood the extent to which Steve Biko was a man of peace. He was militant in standing up for his principles, yes, but his abiding goal was a peaceful reconciliation of all South Africans. —Donald Woods When South African police murdered Steve Biko in detention on August 18, 1977, they thought they were ridding themselves o...
Tags: Google, Music, College, South Africa, Ringo Starr, Grateful Dead, Karon, Facebook Twitter, Peter Gabriel, Gabriel, Yo Yo Ma, Bill Withers, Angelique Kidjo, Biko, Steve Biko, Robbie Robertson


Emergency hospital: Gauteng’s potential R500-million albatross

Construction of an emergency Covid-19 hospital is running months behind deadline, promising to come online only after Gauteng’s peak The post Emergency hospital: Gauteng’s potential R500-million albatross appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Hospitals, National, Gauteng, Cyril Ramaphosa, Steve Biko, AngloGold Ashanti, Top Six, Rural Health Advocacy Project, Carletonville, Harmony Gold, Khusela Diko, Charlotte Maxeke, Gauteng Health, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


The system in South Africa has its knee on the neck of the youth

The youth of today can learn from the youth of 1976, who rose up and rejected the Bantu education system The post The system in South Africa has its knee on the neck of the youth appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, South Africa, Rhodes Must Fall, Bantu, Steve Biko, Top Six, South Africa (country, Black Consciousness, South African youth, Fees Must Fall, George Floyd, June 16


White noise: Black people will always struggle to breathe and be heard

As long as white people refuse to confront their racism they remain robbed of the opportunity to fully understand it and its many manifestations The post White noise: Black people will always struggle to breathe and be heard appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Psychology, Opinion, Diversity, Racism, Equity, White, Black, Openaccess, Apartheid, Steve Biko, Top Six, Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility, George Floyd


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity The post Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, National, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, Julius Malema, Thabo Mbeki, Cornel West, Economic Freedom Fighters, Steve Biko, World Council of Churches, Frantz Fanon, Top Six, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Satawu, South Africa (country, Black Consciousness Movement


JM Coetzee: South Africa’s gift to the world

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man The post JM Coetzee: South Africa’s gift to the world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Amsterdam, Literature, Friday, Doris Lessing, Nobel prize for literature, University of Texas, University of Cape Town, Coetzee, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, JM Coetzee, Njabulo Ndebele, Waiting for the Barbarians, South Africa (country


Soweto Gospel Choir Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Someone who is only familiar with the solemn religious services of Catholicism or Orthodox Judaism might well be taken aback to visit a gospel church service, where the singing and clapping can be as celebratory and roof-raising as any party.The gospel tradition is one that celebrates life and brings comfort and joy to those who worship within it. While American gospel music has become – via Ray Charles and others – a feedstock for popular music and as familiar as rock 'n' roll, on the other...
Tags: Music, Review, Africa, Paul Simon, America, Ireland, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, World Music, Pixar, Music Review, Leonard Cohen, Gospel, Ray Charles, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cohen


Winnie Mandela reveals uncomfortable truths

In 2010, when Alice Walker was in South Africa to deliver the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, I was invited to interview the great American writer. It was Walker's first visit to the country, and for reasons I could not fathom at the time, the director of the Steve Biko Foundation presented me with a list of subjects that were off-limits. Top of the list was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Tags: News, South Africa, Stories, Alice Walker, Walker, Steve Biko, Winnie Mandela, Steve Biko Foundation


Opinion: Winnie Mandela revealed uncomfortable truths

In 2010, when Alice Walker was in South Africa to deliver the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, I was invited to interview the great American writer. It was Walker's first visit to the country, and for reasons I could not fathom at the time, the director of the Steve Biko Foundation presented me with a list of subjects that were off-limits. Top of the list was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Tags: News, South Africa, Stories, Alice Walker, Walker, Steve Biko, Winnie Mandela, Steve Biko Foundation


Opinion: Why Winnie Mandela was off -limits

In 2010, when Alice Walker was in South Africa to deliver the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, I was invited to interview the great American writer. It was Walker's first visit to the country, and for reasons I could not fathom at the time, the director of the Steve Biko Foundation presented me with a list of subjects that were off-limits. Top of the list was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Tags: News, South Africa, Stories, Alice Walker, Walker, Steve Biko, Winnie Mandela, Steve Biko Foundation


Opinion: Winnie Mandela revealed South Africa's uncomfortable truths

In 2010, when Alice Walker was in South Africa to deliver the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, I was invited to interview the great American writer. It was Walker's first visit to the country, and for reasons I could not fathom at the time, the director of the Steve Biko Foundation presented me with a list of subjects that were off-limits. Top of the list was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Tags: News, South Africa, Stories, Alice Walker, Walker, Steve Biko, Winnie Mandela, Steve Biko Foundation


South Africa:Steve Biko's Son in Court On Assault Charge

[News24Wire] The son of late Black Consciousness icon Steve Biko appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday for the alleged assault of his wife.
Tags: News, South Africa, Steve Biko, Cape Town Magistrate


Steve Biko’s letter and the sale of SA’s heritage to the highest bidder

A leading European autograph and manuscript auction house will be selling a piece of South African heritage that should be in governmental archives.
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Uganda: What If Steve Biko Lived Here Today?

[Observer] One of the people whose brilliance, boldness, resolve, and charisma I really admire is the South African legendary anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko.
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Murder of Steve Biko

The funeral of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was held in September 1977.
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Remembering anti-apartheid legend Steve Biko

The funeral of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was held in September 1977.
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South Africa marks 40th anniversary of Steve Biko’s death

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African leaders are marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Steve Biko, the anti-apartheid activist and black consciousness leader who died in police custody after being severely beaten. Leading politicians on Tuesday hailed Biko as a symbol of the fight against racial oppression in South Africa, which at the time […]
Tags: News, Ap, South Africa, Johannesburg, Biko, Steve Biko, Nation & World


Why is Steve Biko's remarkable legacy often overlooked?

While Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Desmond Tutu are rightly venerated, another anti-apartheid leader has been often overlooked.
Tags: Cnn, Desmond Tutu, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela Oliver Tambo


Steve Biko paid the supreme price to liberate black people - Zuma

"His ideals of self-reliance are more relevant than ever now as we push a radical socio-economic transformation agenda"
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Steve Biko Google doodle honors anti-apartheid activist & founder of the Black Consciousness Movement

Biko spent his life fighting South Africa's apartheid policies and racial injustice. The post Steve Biko Google doodle honors anti-apartheid activist & founder of the Black Consciousness Movement appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Tags: Seo, South Africa, Channel: Consumer, Google: Logos, Biko, Steve Biko


TRIBE’S GOT IT FROM HERE

I reviewed A Tribe Called Quest’s surprise last album this past week. I also had a few bonus thoughts about it: First: “The Space Program” is ATCQ’s best lead song since “Steve Biko.” Best ATCQ lead songs 1. Excursions 2. Steve Biko 3. Push It Along 4. Space Program 5. Phony Rappers[1. ATCQ should have opened Beats, Rhymes and Life with “The Pressure” and closed it with either “Mind Power” or “The Hop.” 6. (ironically) Start It Up Second: “The Donald” is ATCQ’s best closing song since “God L...
Tags: Music, Hip-hop, Donald, Steve Biko, ATCQ, Busta


How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism

The Washington Post report about Norman, Oklahoma teacher, James Coursey, is currently the paper's second mostly widely read story. The Post's Cleve Wootson reports that Coursey was caught up in a controversy when teaching about "implicit bias -- the belief that we all have unconscious opinions about race, gender and ethnicity that subtly affect our actions." He further explains, "The incident illustrates the tightrope teachers walk between engaging students in the important issues of the day an...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Oklahoma, Norman, Huffington Post, Denzel Washington, Oklahoma City, Watts, Jim, John Thompson, University of Oklahoma, Ketchum, Norman Oklahoma, Coursey


WATCH LIVE: Angela Davis delivers the 17th annual Steve Biko memorial lecture

The lecture is taking place at the University of South Africa's ZK Matthews Hall.
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Fearless activist and academic Angela Davis to deliver Steve Biko memorial lecture

Her impending arrival has many South Africans excited, but she was not always a woman many openly adored.
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Book Notes - Ryan Berg "No House to Call My Home"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Ryan Berg's No House to Call My Home, one of the year's most important books, sheds light on the issues facing homeless LGBTQ youth. The New York Journal of Books wrote of th...
Tags: Music, David, House, Queens, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Antony, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dylan, Brooklyn Rail, Towleroad, Grand Central Parkway, Ryan Berg, Steve Biko


Of political hair, Jewish noses and South Africa's failure to become a nation

Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape Book Review: Why we are not a nation, by Christine Qunta. This readable book by Christine Qunta, free of any jargon, divides into three extended essays. The first, mostly historic and political, is titled Why we are not a nation? The second essay, sociological and psychological, is called Is hair political? - and should be a hot sell among African-Americans. The third is a 50-page part-autobiography called Law, national duty, and other hazards...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, News, Africa, US, South Africa, Timbuktu, Huffington Post, Cape, The Conversation Africa, Dogon, Steve Biko, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong, Joseph Needham, Seriti


US Foreign Policy complicit in Mandela imprisonment

CIA operative Donald Rickard has revealed that it was with USA help that Nelson Mandela was caught and thus tried and sent to jail. Siding with very oppressive regimes is part and parcel of US foreign policy history, though it damages millions of lives. The damage done by the US support of the apartheid monster was never evaluated. We even pretended to love Mandela when he came here. American foreign policy still sticks to oppressors like Saudi Arabia with the delivery of cluster bombs that alwa...
Tags: Usa, England, Bruce Springsteen, News, Saudi Arabia, US, Reagan, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Mandela, John, State Department, Cia


Colourism: #unfairandlovely proves it remains a universal slight on humanity

Vashna Jagarnath, Rhodes University Over the past few weeks the #unfairandlovely campaign started by black photographer Pax Jones and sisters Mirusha and Yanusha Yogarajah, from the University of Texas, has taken off on social media. It has set Twitter, Instagram and Facebook abuzz. The first women to be featured in the campaign were of Indian origin. But dark skinned women from across the world quickly took to social media to affirm their beauty against the dominant mantra that fair is lovel...
Tags: Facebook, England, Hollywood, India, Africa, US, Thailand, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Angola, North, Haiti, Huffington Post, Jones, Durban


How Education Theory could be used to Help Shape Genuine Democracy

Philip Machanick, Rhodes University Come 1994, many South Africans assumed that the official end of apartheid meant "job done - we are a democracy." But despite an excellent constitution and world-class public institutions, the country looks increasingly dysfunctional. So if a great constitution and carefully designed public institutions don't make a democracy, what was left out? I believe that, crucially, civil society was not retooled for freedom. Two concepts drawn from education research ...
Tags: Africa, South Africa, Huffington Post, The Conversation Africa, Don, Steve Biko, Transnet, Philip Machanick Rhodes University