The 21st Century Pan-African Mind

By Jordan Stier

On 25 May 1963, an historic meeting of African leaders contributed enormously to the culmination of colonialism on the continent, the first great act of what would later be termed “Pan-Africanism”. Now, 52 years later, this continent has changed significantly, and so  has the understanding of what Pan-Africanism entails. It is an important part of our cultural heritage, yes, of course. But what is it? To discuss what the term now means, and what the 21st century Pan-African should be doing for her continent, Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe came to Rhodes University for the Pan-African Youth Dialogue’s (PAYD) 2015 Africa Day lecture.

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