'It should be every Africans mission to unite, and political unity is the way'

Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre president Samia Nkrumah will deliver the 2019 Chief Albert Luthuli Lecture on Saturday .

RELATED: Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya to headline benefit concerts for Thabo Mbeki Library

She speaks to Bongani Bingwa about the lecture and what Pan-African should mean to society.

Pan-Africanism, as defined by Kwame Nkrumah, was the total liberation and unification of Africa and Africans everywhere.

Samia Nkrumah, President - Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Center

She says she is excited to be giving the lecture in Durban on Saturday as it gives her the opportunity to connect with many South Africans.

Leaders like Chief Albert Luthuli, Kwame Nkrumah fought for us so that we can have the courage to complete our independence with unity. It should be every African's mission to make sure that we unite and political unity is the way forward.

Samia Nkrumah, President - Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Center

Nkrumah says her lecture will focus on how Africans can attain political unity.

If you look at the big countries that have united over the years, there were political decisions that bound the people. Before they became powerful nations, a political decision was made. The unity we must talk about is the unity of African states.

Samia Nkrumah, President - Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Center

Many economic decisions for integration, can only be pushed if there is a political consensus behind them, she explains.

Listen below to the full conversation:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'The enormity of Zozibini's win can't be underestimated, representation matters'

'The enormity of Zozibini's win can't be underestimated, representation matters'

Broadcaster Doreen Morris weighs in on the significance of Tunzi's crowning glory.

[WATCH] Fikile Mbalula's funny interview has social media in stitches

[WATCH] Fikile Mbalula's funny interview has social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[VIDEO] Good Samaritan convincing guy not to jump off Brooklyn bridge goes viral

[VIDEO] Good Samaritan convincing guy not to jump off Brooklyn bridge goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

 Eskom buys fine coal that looks like baby powder when wet, says expert Ted Blom

Eskom buys fine coal that looks like baby powder when wet, says expert Ted Blom

Energy analyst Ted Blom weighs in on the energy crisis in South Africa as load shedding stage 2 is implemented.

Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya to headline benefit concerts for Thabo Mbeki Library

Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya to headline benefit concerts for Thabo Mbeki Library

Two separate concerts are set to take place next week in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Prof Nyokong's love for lazer light wins her prestigious AU Kwame Nkrumah Award

Prof Nyokong's love for lazer light wins her prestigious AU Kwame Nkrumah Award

Professor Tebelllo Nyokong was awarded the AU Kwame Nkrumah Award for scientists for photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Fikile Mbalula's funny interview has social media in stitches

[WATCH] Fikile Mbalula's funny interview has social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

 Eskom buys fine coal that looks like baby powder when wet, says expert Ted Blom

Eskom buys fine coal that looks like baby powder when wet, says expert Ted Blom

Energy analyst Ted Blom weighs in on the energy crisis in South Africa as load shedding stage 2 is implemented.

SA's Zozibini Tunzi simply the best, crowned Miss Universe 2019

SA's Zozibini Tunzi simply the best, crowned Miss Universe 2019

The 26-year-old is the third South African to be crowned Miss Universe and has made the country proud.

Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nic Haralambous, founder (at the cost of R5000!) of funky sock company Nic Harry.

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

Rich. Wealthy. Financially free... Call it what you will; the first million is how you get there. Warren Ingram on his book...