TRADITIONS 1: Introduction. Kopano Ratele , Presented 18 November 2009, Soweto Hotel/Johannesburg Development Agency, Soweto, South Africa. Are traditions important?. Tradition is rarely if ever unimportant.
Presented 18 November 2009,
Soweto Hotel/Johannesburg Development Agency,
Soweto, South Africa
A man who has been the indisputable favourite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
The basic confrontation which seemed to be colonialism versus anti-colonialism, indeed capitalism versus socialism, is already losing its importance. What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.
I’m interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understand a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great more about contemporary life.
To pin myself down in history, place myself in the stream of time as significant, evolved, present in the past, continuing into the future.