A number of South Africans from diverse backgrounds across the spectrum have uttered some meaningful words over the years.
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Bantu Stephen Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist.
Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.
Biko died on 12 September 1977 aged 30 having sustained extensive brain injuries from beatings by South African security officers.
Biko said: “We know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude, whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.”
This week’s quotes:
Tuesday, 29 November – Christiaan Barnard
Wednesday, 30 November
Thursday, 1 December
Friday, 2 December
Monday, 21 November – Desmond Tutu
Tuesday, 22 November – Trevor Noah
Wednesday, 23 November – Oliver Tambo
Thursday, 24 November – Nelson Mandela
Do you have a favourite quote by a South African that you’d like to share?