The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

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The various books on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired” to write are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=south+africa.+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
and
https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=south+africa+craig+lock

Craig’s various Rainbow books (on South Africa) are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rainbow+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
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All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
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All proceeds go to a local charity (most worthy)-
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from  https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-various-books-that-craig-felt-inspired-to-write-are-available-at/

Craig's Books

How a South African “Moegoe” became “politically aware”

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Timol – Pursuit of Justice

from https://www.google.co.za/search?q=ahmed+timol&source=hp&ei=VwPAYPnRIeeJ4-EP07OI6AI&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMARZzmLzQWreAmk4MkgE6D7sr_Y-Q4i&oq=ahmed+timol&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwguEMcBEK8BEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggILhDHARCvAToICC4QsQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUO8RWNtMYPxkaABwAHgAgAGXEYgB1DKSAQswLjIuNS4yLjktMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwi52fqXnonxAhXnxDgGHdMZAi0Q4dUDCAc&uact=5

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I was in my first job and still remember vividly police chasing students from my office at the top of Adderley St near the Cathedral in St Georges St – the first stirrings of my “political conscience”. Think I wrote about it in my very first manuscript, How a South African “Moegoe” * became “politically aware”

*= “drongo”

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I think the students were protesting the death (“suicide”) of Ahmed Timol at John Vorster Square in 1971

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/detention-without-trial-in-john-vorster-square-south-african-history-archive/gQ-

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&ei=GgTAYNH5BrGQmgeT8p7wDA&oq=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBwghEAoQoAFQ9ZQjWPWUI2DBmSNoAXAAeACAAYMCiAHyA5IBAzItMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjR7t30nonxAhUxiOYKHRO5B84Q4dUDCBE&uact=5

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=vid&ei=IAfAYMPqGsiprtoP4Oe14AQ&oq=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&gs_l=psy-ab-video.12…10484.10484.0.14634.1.1.0.0.0.0.584.584.5-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab-video..0.0.0….0.KytrPg5s41E

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Also see

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/public-holiday-day-of-reconciliation

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My books on ‘Madiba’

Craig's Quotes

Originally posted on My Books on South Africa: My books on ‘Madiba’ How a South African “Moegoe” Became PoliticallyAware

My books on ‘Madiba’ — BooKs by cRaig loCk

My books on ‘Madiba’ — BooKs by cRaig loCk — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

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–ME!

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Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian)

Craig's Blogs

Originally posted on South Africa: “the Beloved Country”: https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

Also see https://covid19myblog.wordpress.com/ Q&A Sessions:

‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim: Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to…

Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian) — “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”

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Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

Craig's Books

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and

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”: NKOSI SIKELEL’ i’AFRIKA. Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika God bless Africa Maluphakamis’u phondo Let the horn of her people rise lwayo high up Yizwe imithandazo yethu In your love hear our prayers Nkosi sikelele Thina lusapho lwayo God bless our people (Woza moya) Woza woza Come…

via Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

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Siya Kolisi: ‘It’s a privilege, not a burden, to fight for South Africa’

The New Rainbow: A Book by Craig Lock

Eagle Productions

A tale of the many people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans, as seen through the eyes of a newspaper reporter. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+new+rainbow+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss A book written early on the writing journey (1994) from http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

via The New Rainbow: A Book by Craig Lock — “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”

http://www.southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpres.com
and
http://www.writercraig.wordpress.com

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Nelson Mandela and me: Exhibition curator on bringing together a life

My letter to Nelson Mandela (Madiba from 1995)

“Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid.”
from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

Beyond The Miracle: South Africa

Originally posted on The Writing Journey: http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com To whoever opens this parcel- please ensure this little gift gets to our new “out of the box” President of a year and a bit ago 148 Harris St Gisborne 4010 New Zealand 2nd August 1995 Dear President Mandela For many years you have been an inspiration (great)…

via My letter to Nelson Mandela (Madiba from 1995) — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

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SOUTH AFRICA: The Facts and Stats (1994 from my letter to Walter Sisulu)

A South African Economist and Business Leader

Going back through my old writings on floppy discs (“antiques”) at the very beginning of “the writing journey” (in the days when I was “passionately pumping out letters to the various politicians in SA). It may be of interest in South Africa’s dramatic and relatively peaceful transition to democracy.
Perhaps I’ll turn into a new book. Oh no, not another one, c!

enjoy anyway
craig
Gisborne, NZ April 2019
https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com
22nd October 1994

Dear Mr Sisulu
The following is a report that I wrote some time ago. I sent it to Mr Trevor Manuel on the 2nd of May this year, It was straight after the Election, but I heard that Mr Manuel had subsequently become a MP. I came across my report the other day and having hearde nothing, I wondered whether it had been received by your department. So I’m sending another one, just in case you are…

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“There is neither Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Pedi. Afrikaner, boer, “rooinek”, Coloured or Indian, male or female. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

My Thoughts

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Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: via “There is neither Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Pedi. Afrikaner, boer, “rooinek”, Coloured or Indian, male or female. There is only a God-filled humanity.” There is neither Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Pedi. Afrikaner, boer, “rooinek”, Coloured or Indian, male or female. There is only a God-filled humanity.” https://sportforpeace.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/there-is-neith-2/ from a…

via “There is neither Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Pedi. Afrikaner, boer, “rooinek”, Coloured or Indian, male or female. There is only a God-filled humanity.” — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

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