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Dr Anna Mokgokong delivers the Charlotte Maxeke Memorial Lecture

As SA commemorate 25 years of democracy in South Africa; Afrocentric Group Chairperson Dr Anna Mokgokong delivers the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Memorial Lecture. The lecture was recorded and broadcast live on SABC Digital News.

16 Aug 2018: Maxwell Moeketsi Maxeke on the Intergenerational women dialogue

The Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute in partnership with Freedom Park, National Heritage Council and the Sisulu Foundation is celebrating and honouring Mme Charlotte Maxeke, Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu and other women icons. The women are honoured through an ‘Intergenerational women dialogue’ – a series of dialogues dedicated to women. The event is running through-out the month of August and corresponds with women’s month celebrations. For an update on this event we are joined in studio by Maxwell Moeketsi Maxeke.

 

To view the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGKc1lLKgUQ

13 Aug 2018: Women call for elevation of African languages

Women gathered at the Inter-Generational Dialogues at Freedom Park in Tshwane unanimously used the platform to push for the increased usage of African languages at school and in the home.

The call comes amid a chorus of voices, who are campaigning for the decolonisation of education, accompanied by a keen focus on matters of language and improved overall access to quality education.

 

To read more: https://www.skillsportal.co.za/content/women-call-elevation-african-languages

12 Aug 2018: Young people urged to be agents of change

Young people have been urged to rise up and defend South Africa’s democracy, while also effecting change in their communities.

“We, as the youth, need to rise up and defend democracy. We have a purpose to fulfil. We must decolonise our State, minds and live up to the democracy that was died for,” said Zulaikha Patel on Sunday.

Patel, who fought against discriminatory hair policies at her school in August 2016, reminded the youth that many people died in the struggle for democracy that South Africans enjoy today.

To read more: https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/young-people-urged-be-agents-change

9 Aug 2018: SAFM Talking Point

The Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute (CMMI) In partnership with Freedom Park, National Heritage Council (NHC) and Sisulu Foundation are proud to announce an initiative to celebrate and honour Mme Charlotte Makgomo Mannya-Maxeke, Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu and other women icons through: ‘Intergenerational Women Dialogue’ – a series of dialogues that includes a dialogue between Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke and Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu as a main event.

SAFMs Talking Point speaks with Thembi Sikobi (operations manager for the CMMI) and Max Maxeke, Mme Charlotte’s great grandson, deputy chair and spokesperson for the CMMI.

To listen to the full episode: https://iono.fm/e/590544

5 Aug 2018: SABC SA Today: Intergenerational Women Dialogue series aimed at uplifting women

Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute in partnership with Freedom Park, National Heritage Council and Sisulu Foundation will celebrate and honour Mme Charlotte Makgomo Mannya-Maxeke, Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu and other women icons. The women will be honoured through an ‘Intergenerational Women Dialogue’ – a series of dialogues dedicated to women.

To view the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8RfwvODSU

1 Dec 2017: Maxeke’s legacy is celebrated

The leadership of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke has been recalled during an event at Freedom Park. Hosted by the CMMI Institute that bears her name, and attended by family members and women leaders, the event yesterday celebrated Maxeke’s legacy and leadership, and showcased the CMMI’s plan to build a prestigious girls’ school in her name.

Stealing the show was a dramatic oral history presentation by a group of 16 girls aged 8 to 12 from the Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, under direction of Longile Maboe.

 To read more: https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/maxekes-legacy-is-celebrated-12215182

8 Dec 2016: Heralded heroine: Why is Charlotte Maxeke’s life such a blurry memory for SA?

Beauty of the Heart: The Life and Times of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke by Zubeida Jaffer (Sun Media) is the story of a remarkable woman who has long been written out of history and pushed aside in official school and university curricula.

She was South Africa’s first black female graduate, obtaining a BSc degree at Wilberforce University in Ohio in 1901. It was a time when only a handful of white women were accepted for study in the country. No higher education facility would have granted her permission to study in the country of her birth.

Beauty of the Heart pulls together and fleshes out the different strands of her life.

To read more: https://mg.co.za/article/2016-09-08-00-heralded-heroine-why-is-charlotte-maxekes-life-such-a-blurry-memory-for-sa

2 Dec 2016: A book on the life of liberation struggle icon, Charlotte Maxeke launched

A book on the life of liberation struggle icon, Charlotte Mannya Maxeke was launched last month in Freedom Park. Titled Beauty of the Heart: The life and times of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke, and authored by journalist Zubeida Jaffer, the book chronicles the life of the late struggle icon. Maxeke helped to organise anti-pass movement in 1913 and later in 1918 she founded the Bantu Women’s League of the SANNC, paving the way for ANC Woman’s League. For more on this we are now joined in studio by author Zubeida Jaffer.

For the full SABC interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Ny6_tfKJE

28 Nov 2016: Zubaida Jaffer – Beauty of the Heart: The Life and Times of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke

Award winning journalist and author Zubaida Jaffer has recently released her biography of the life story of South Africa’s first female graduate and famed personality Charlotte Mannya Maxeke. Detailing the history of life greatly celebrated in this country, in her book “Beauty of Heart”, Jaffer takes upon the task of revealing the unknown about Maxeke’s life and contribution towards the country. Zubaida joined Tim Modise to discuss her latest offering, her work within the literary field, as well as to let us in on what some may not know about the iconic South African that was Charlotte Maxeke.

For the full interview on Soweto TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9lPhhnwX4