Thanks to the talented @ventermorne for tagging us in yet another beautiful shot of Cape Town’s gorgeous coast. Tag us in your shots of South Africa, Mauritius, Thailand and the Maldives for a chance to appear in our feed 🏝
A trip to Cape Town would be incomplete without a visit to its very own world wonder - Table Mountain. Take a trip on the Cable Car, tent a mountain bike or take a hike on many of its gorgeous paths. Here’s one of them - Kloof Corner - in all its sunset glory captured by @timalanjohnson 🌅
Welcome to our brand new thread of #African#liberators . Moving forward, FreedomFridays will feature any direct and indirect contributors to the liberation of African nations from colonial powers, corruption or oppression of any sort. Whether it be political leaders, artists, musicians, activists etc.
Today our liberator is Samora Machel of #Mozambique . Here is a 1971 image of Samora Machel during the Mozambican war for independence.
Samora Machel was a revered president and thoughtful leader who left a decisive legacy, and much like South Africa’s #NelsonMandela , his actions and ideology defined a newly freed nation and helped guide his people through an uncertain future. Machel spearheaded a revolution to liberate his country from Portuguese rule in the 1970’s. Eventually becoming the first post-colonial president upon independence in 1975, Machel faced the task of building his country through a civil war. Later dying mysteriously in a plane crash in 1986 that has been said to be the doing of the apartheid government of South Africa at the time. “"The liberation of women is not an act of charity. It is not the result of a humanitarian or compassionate position. It is a fundamental necessity for the Revolution, a guarantee of its continuity, and a condition for its success.”
"The Revolution's main objective is to destroy the system of the exploitation of man by man, the construction of a new society which will free human potentialities and reconcile work and nature. It is within this context that the question of women's liberation arises.
In general, the women are the most oppressed, the most exploited beings in our society. She is exploited even by him who is exploited himself, beaten by him who is tortured by the palmatorio, humiliated by him who is trod underfoot by the boss or the settler. How may our Revolution succeed without liberating women? Is it possible to liquidate a system of exploitation and still leave a part of society exploited? Can we get rid of only one part of exploitation and oppression? Can we clear away half the weeds without the risk that the surviving half will grow even stronger?"#whatsafricalike