Unity, the basis of nation building

"When I became editor, a number of things struck me. I said we must try to start this new thinking - nation building - to unify all these organisations.

"When I became editor, a number of things struck me. I said we must try to start this new thinking - nation building - to unify all these organisations.

I've never been able to understand why the Pan Africanist Congress moved away from the African National Congress. Everybody always talked about unity, but it never seemed to work. In 1988 I decided to bring all these people together through nation building. You could say it was a new ideology.

We had to recognise that blacks were destroyed by apartheid and they had to empower themselves.

The dilemma was that blacks lacked the resources.

Where are the resources? They are with white people.

So you have two choices. You either take those resources by force or you ask for them.

I decided to get other South Africans involved." - From Aggrey demystified, on www.academic.sun.ac.za

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