Who made the speech I am African?

Who made the speech I am African?

Thabo Mbeki
“I Am an African” was a speech made by Thabo Mbeki on behalf of the African National Congress in Cape Town on 8 May 1996, on the occasion of the passing of the new Constitution of South Africa. At the time Mbeki was the Deputy President of South Africa under the presidency of Nelson Mandela.

What makes someone African?

Most African Americans are descendants of persons brought to the Americas as slaves between the 17th and 19th century (distant ancestry). Such people differ from others who came from Africa or the Caribbean in the 20th and 21st centuries (recent ancestry), in terms of culture, language, migration history, and health.

What is being an African all about?

Being African is not about the colour of your skin, nor your religion. It has nothing to do with where your grandparents were born, where you were born, or even where you live now. To be African is to feel a deep connection to this continent — its history, its beauty and its people.

What type of people are Africans?


  • Hamitic (Berber, Cushitic) + Semitic (Ethiopian, Arabic)
  • Hausa (Chadic)
  • Bantu.
  • “Guinean” (Volta-Niger, Kwa, Kru)
  • “Western Bantoid” (Atlantic)
  • “Central Bantoid” (Gur, Senufo)
  • “Eastern Bantoid” (Southern Bantoid)
  • Mande.

What it means to be an African in the essence of ubuntu?

Ubuntu: a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s thoughts on education, nature and wildlife conservation, we read further. We believe that a person who exhibits Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm and generous and always willing to share.

How many races are in Africa?

A Diverse Africa There are over 3,000 different ethnic groups speaking more than 2,100 different languages in all of Africa. The people there practice a variety of religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and traditional religions specific to their ethnic group.

What is Africa famous for?

Here are 30 of the most amazing places to see when you travel to Africa:

  1. The great migration, Tanzania.
  2. Table Mountain, South Africa.
  3. Djemaa el Fna, Morocco.
  4. Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia.
  5. Mountain gorillas, Rwanda.
  6. Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  7. Spitzkoppe, Namibia.
  8. Sahara Dunes, Morocco.
  • October 29, 2022