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VIEWPOINT | BY PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA
Celebrating the legacy of Oliver Reginald Tambo
Oliver Reginald Tambo would have turned ninety seven years old on 27 October 2014 had we been given the privilege to share just a few more years with him in our midst. It has, over the years, become increasingly difficult to talk about a man of President Tambo's stature because almost all the basic facts about him are common knowledge. This therefore implies that we must dig deeper to find the true meaning of President Tambo's life as it relates both to our movement, the African National Congress, as well as the South African society as a whole.
VIEWPOINT | BY DEPUTY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
Oliver Tambo left us a rich legacy
When we speak of the life, work and thought of Oliver Tambo, we cannot but speak of the unwavering desire of the South African people to be free and of the determined struggle to end oppression and exploitation in all its manifestations. There are few individuals in our history who embody this desire more than Isithwalandwe Oliver Reginald Tambo whose singular contribution to the cause of freedom will be felt for generations to come. Oliver Tambo was not only the President of the African National Congress during the worst excesses and most extreme repression of the apartheid regime.
READERS' FORUM | BY NDUMISO MOKAKO
Rolling Stones down the hill: ANCYL 25th National Congress and Historical Pressures
In one of his works the Cuban Apostle Jose Marti makes the profound assertion that: "Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them." Without any iota of doubt, I am certain that in modern South Africa the type of idea Jose Marti is referring to here is the idea of economic freedom or what others call real socio-economic transformation.
Link - http://www.anc.org.za/docs/anctoday/2014/at27.htm