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Dr. Mamphela Ramphele on South African Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko and founder of the first rural primary care clinic while banished by the Apartheid regime, eventually became the first black woman Vice Chancellor of a South African University, Managing Director of the World Bank, and successful businesswoman. She discusses the increasing anguish in South Africa over the failure of the ANC as a governing party to deliver on the promises of the liberation movement. Dr. Ramphele has announced her intentions to contest the next elections, portending a major realignment of South African politics. She's the author of Conversations with My Sons and Daughters.

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Dr. Mamphela Ramphele

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Comments [3]

sanych

In relation to the previous segment, Stalin did not start Soviet concentration camps. It was Lenin who did it.

Similarly, the corruption did start under Mandela. Remember the story about blood diamonds, his dinners with people like Charles Taylor, etc.

Whites leave South Africa in droves. I think fuva knows what I am talking about...

Apr. 03 2013 01:57 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Leonard asked why the inequality persists and the guest could/did not answer.
One often cannot clearly articulate what one does not adequately understand. And if one does not understand a problem one often cannot solve it.
Black consciousness, of the kind she once advocated for, will be key. Perhaps she knows this but is hesitant to say it.

Apr. 03 2013 01:51 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Leonard asked why the inequality persists and the guest could/did not answer.
One often cannot clearly articulate what one does not adequately understand. And if one does not understand a problem one often cannot solve it.
Black consciousness, of the kind she once advocated for, will be key. Perhaps she knows this but is hesitant to say it.

Apr. 03 2013 01:51 PM

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