Monday, 1 December 2008

MIRIAM MAKEBA -memorial service in London

MIRIAM MAKEBA MEMMORIAL SERVICE -MAMA AFRIKA IN LONDON 1932-2008 Makeba, widely known as Mama Afrika, collapsed as she was leaving the stage in the town of Castel Volturno, near Naples, according to a statement issued by South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. "She received paramedic assistance and was rushed to hospital where she unfortunately passed way," Dlamini had said

Oprah singer Ms Pumeza Matshikiza

Eulogy -was read by Mr Joe Mogotsi-Manhathan brothers

Makeba has been described as Africa's first superstar. She first rose to fame professionally with the Manhattan Brothers in the early 1950s, and subsequently travelled abroad to perform the lead female role in the musical, King Kong. She was promoted by Harry Belafonte in the United States, becoming best known to general audiences for her hits "Pata Pata," "The Click Song" (Qongqothwane) and "Malaika."

Mr Lumumba Lee the Grand son of Makeba Hugging H.E Mabuza

Lumuba lee the grand son of Makeba said that miriam makeba actually was there to celebrate the victory of Obama in the USA .He went on to say tha makeba was cremeted as per her wish and that very soon a memmorial will be rected in recognition of her work as mama africa

Archbishop Khotoso Makhulu

The congregation

H.E Lindiwe Mabuza S.A High commissioner London

In recent years, she has been a "goodwill ambassador" for South Africa and for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In March this year, she highlighted the plight of woman victims of sexual violence during a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ms Doroty Masuku- life time friend of miriam makeba


Table Tennis Challenge For All
Here’s your chance to show off your smash, slice and top-spin! Throughout December Newham’s Community Forums are holding inter-forum table tennis competitions for young people and adults. Please see the attached poster for more information, including dates, times, and locations.
For further information
contact Lee Johnson
on 07771 842 859 or email

'Time for Questions'
2 December 2008

A panel discussion, organised by Bristol students, on the treatment of young asylum seekers.
Students, parents and the wider community will be able to quiz local politicians and experts on the treatment of young asylum seekers and refugees, particularly those held in detention.
Tuesday 2 December 2008, 10.30-12pm, 6-8pm
City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol BS5 9JH
Speakers include:
Kerry McCarthy - Labour MP
Peter Hammond - Labour councillor
Jon Rogers - Liberal Democrat councillor
Barbara Janke - Liberal Democrat councillor
Mike Popham - Liberal Democrat councillor
Alderman Paul Smith - Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol West
Jo Benefield - Respect and Bristol Defend the Asylum Seekers Campaign
Elinor Harris - Refugee Action
Adeela Shafi - Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol East
Tim Lezard - National Union of Journalists
Rob Wotherspoon - Communication Workers Union
Liz Fekete - Institute of Race Relations