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Monday, 02 June 2008


Alanagh Recreant

Thank you for this well-worded, inspirational article - reminding us that we are indeed African.

Mandy de Waal

@tobymarx: thanks so much. I must say out of all the posts I've read to date, my best by far is Chapter 1, which was written by Siyabonga Nhlumayo on "The New South Africa, Is It Real". I think you'd love it.

@daisyfae: Dr Mamphela Ramphele's a legend. Really worth looking out for.


Lead, Africa, LEAD! The world needs this... Love the essay... and the discovery of Dr. Ramphele's voice!


What a powerful and inspiring essay! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the SA Blook. My best regards to all who are involved with this momentous project.

Mandy de Waal

@Dolce: Thanks. And yes Ramphele is a major inspiration. A real voice of reason. I always wonder why people like her haven't stayed in politics.


Very, very cool.

I heard Dr Mamphela Ramphele speak about the potential of desire (the want to succeed) when I was still at UCT. And her speech has lived inside me.

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