Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Education Crisis in South Africa ll

(July-September 2002. This is a response to Minister Kader Asmal’s proposals on “Mergers” and transformation of institutions of higher education) 1. INTRODUCTION: GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION Education serves, first, society; second, the individual person; and, third, the civilization, of which … Continue reading

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The Education Crisis in South Africa

Every proper system of education is founded upon, and develops, a particular civilization. The biggest problem with education in Africa is that, with the conquest of Africa by Europe, Africa was denied the status of a civilization, comparable, say, to … Continue reading

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Africa and Humankind

CONCEPT OF A FILM:  THE STORY OF AFRICA AND                                           HUMANKIND  (Sent to Anant Singh: 29 April 2004) The crisis of Africa is actually the crisis of entire Humankind. This point is not quite well grasped by most people in … Continue reading

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Diseases in Modern Times

(April 2011)   The biggest cause of diseases today is the greatly deteriorated quality of food we eat in our time, plus the drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) we have, and the tobacco we smoke. Since the onset of the 20th … Continue reading

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African Traditional Medicine

(Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, 12 February 2009) I shall start with a few remarks on the “germ theory of diseases”, which is the pride of Western scientific medicine. The typical advocate of Western scientific medicine takes the germ … Continue reading

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First Things First in Nepad

(16 May 2002) The drawing up of the NEPAD document, as a Continent-wide Development Plan, whose aim, also, is to mobilize the minds and the will of all Africans, and the assistance of the rest of the world, is of … Continue reading

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Death in African Society

(Tribute Magazine, December 12, 2006) There is hardly a fundamental issue in the life of all of us which can be discussed and understood clearly and truthfully without linking it with the African foundation of Humankind. It was the African … Continue reading

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