This famous US civil rights song, may derive from an African-American composer, Charles Albert Tindley published in 1947, although Pete Seeger has said that nobody knows exactly who wrote the original. In the 1960s the song was made famous in the United States civil rights struggle. It was widely sung at concerts and rallies by Seeger, Joan Baez and others.
When I first made contact with the ANC and its allies in the late1960s it followed a period where I was not clear about what road to take politically. I had been a liberal but came to believe that this was leading nowhere in terms of changing SA. But where were the alternatives? Continue reading
I have hesitated to write about Chris Hani, partly because I did not know Comrade Chris all that well, meeting him for the first time in 1990. But I want to convey a few things that I learnt. The first is that Chris cared about people and this one hears from all the MK soldiers, that he was concerned about every one of them, spending evenings with them, remembering their names even after fleeting meetings. Continue reading
A scholarly article on the ANC centenary for International Affairs Chatham House
TB Davie Memorial Lecture 1984 on the Freedom CharterTBDavie
Statement before sentencing for underground activities