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Tribute To The Intellectual Pathfinder

Majored in Social Anthropology -
Healdtown a significant influence 
in his life .Not only was Mafeje an 
influential academic, he was a man 
of brilliance, intellect and insight.

His trials and tribulations were many. For example,
Archibald addressed a crowd which was ‘illegally gathered’,
and for that reason he was arrested.  He did not despair. 
A force in the fight against injustices and marginalisation.
A custodian of African heritage, awareness and identity.

A protector of the African identity, of African roots and rights;
Mafeje contributed to South Africa and its nationals. An ‘intellectual
pathfinder’ who played his role in enhancing  the people of Africa’s 
knowledge and self –worth. That which he bestowed, both on the scholarly
and political spheres  was no mean feat. He shone in both scholastic and 
insightful ways. A man of brilliance, intellect and insight. A focused pathfinder.

He laid the foundation for future African scholars embarking on a similar               path of study. He also raised the benchmark in his field of study. A fountain of 
knowledge and an author and researcher of repute.A focused pathfinder.


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  1. Date: 8/7/2014 1:44:00 AM

    An effective, well thought out, tightly knit presentation of free verse prose. You carry your message well from phrase to phrase, as the reader benefits with the smooth flow from beginning to end. Well done. Your PS friend....Gene
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 2:26:00 PM

    I am not familiar with this person but it seems that you have done a very good work honoring him..There doesn't come in this lifetime but a very few such men..Thanks for the visit to my page..I appreciate the time spent there..Sara
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 10:09:00 AM

    He sound like a true visionary. You have told your story well. I am sad to hear about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, I hope you and those you love are safe.