Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Scatterlings of Africa ... Baba Buntu

Johnny Clegg reminds us:
"We are scatterlings of Africa
Both you and I
We are on the road to Phelamanga
Beneath a copper sky
And we are scatterlings of Africa
On a journey to the stars"

" The biggest challenge is to get people to believe that they can"
- Baba Buntu

What is it about Africa that is so powerful? How do we change the branding of Africa as needy, helpless and dependent? How do we "de-colonize"? Some of the questions posed to Baba in our interview about sustainability through community work and the awakening of social entrepreneurship and the African soul in our country. 

Baba also shared information about Kwanzaa, a celebration based on traditional African harvest festivals. The opening ceremony will take place at Educational Programmes Centre in Malvern on 26 December 2013. There will also be a number of other activities to mark this year's theme: "Owning Our Land - Knowing Our Selves".

See updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266318763409893/ or the eBukhosini's website: www.ebukhosinisolutions.co.za

Baba Amani Olubanjo Buntu is a consultant, lecturer, writer and ­activist-mentor with more than 25 years experience in youth, ­organisation and community work

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