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The Struggle Continues! The Truth About South Africa
Date Thursday November 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorCaitlin Funk
Come hear a presentation by Thami Ka Plaatjie, former Secretary General of the Pan Africanist Congress and acting Secretary General of the South African Reparations Movement speaking on the worsening conditions for African people in his country: · According to official statistics, the poverty of the African masses in South Africa (Azania) has increased by 19% and the wealth of whites has increased by 15 % over the last five years. · 14% of African people own land in South Africa, land that own is inhospitable while 86% of all arable land in South Africa is still firmly in the hands of whites. · 25% of African people in South Africa are living in squatter camps with no running water or toilets and 32% of people in South Africa are unemployed. · 25% of African people in South Africa are infected with HIV/AIDS. Of the 10,000 African youths who are released from prison monthly, nearly 40% of them come out HIV positive. With this terrible reality for African people in South Africa (Azania), Ka Plaatje asks, “Where is President Mbeki’s promise of ‘a better life for all’?” Thami Ka Plaatjie has a long history of involvement and leadership in the African freedom movement. From 2000 – 2003 Thami Ka Plaatjie was the elected National Secretary General of the Pan Africanist Congress, one of the organizations recognized with United Nations NGO status in the movement against apartheid in South Africa. He founded the Pan Africanist Student Organization in 1980 and he also served in the labor desk of NACTU, the second largest Trade Union in South Africa.
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