Sunday, March 24, 2013

The dissolution of the ANCYL is not bravery.

The dissolution of the ANC Youth League is political cowardice:


 Floyd Shivambu

 The ANC National Executive Committee held its induction meeting on the 15th of March 2013 to introduce members elected at its 53rd National Conference to the ANC's organizational, political, ideological and constitutional tenets, values and principles. In the middle of this induction, possibly imbued with new knowledge and exuberance of the "watershed" 53rd National Conference, the ANC National Executive Committee unprecedently decided to disband the democratically elected ANC Youth League 24th National Congress National Executive Committee and ANC Limpopo 7th Provincial Congress Provincial Executive Committee.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Response to Khaya Dlanga

Response to Idols fan, hip-hop lyricist Khaya Dlanga

Floyd Shivambu. 

I normally ignore ventilations of self-proclaimed public intellectuals, who have no tested and academically reviewed work to show their intellectual stature. I ignore these ventilations because I, in most instances, laugh off the youthful exuberance displayed in the manner in which these "intellectuals" write about subjects they know nothing about. It reminds me of my high school days when we, as Majita would sit and talk about powerful cars and argue on which one is the fastest, whilst none of us had no drivers' licence, and most hadn't even been within 10 meters of the vehicles we spoke about.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

RE: Dear Jeremy Cronin on behalf of Irvin Jim


RE: Dear Jeremy Cronin on behalf of Irvin Jim

15 March 2013

I read your open letter to Comrade Irvin Jim, the General Secretary of NUMSA and thought that before he responds, I should respond on my behalf because he might not respond or be mild for fear of victimisation, banishment and isolation. Many people I know, including those you work with everyday have been fearing to dismiss your poetry and so pseudo-Marxist views because of the fear of isolating conforming “minorities” in both the Communist Party and the ANC.

FLOYD'S PERSPECTIVES

WELCOME TO FLOYD'S PERPECTIVES. PLEASE BE AT LIBERTY TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS AND ENGAGE THE VIEWS EXPRESSED. NO CONCEIT.