Samora Machel's Speeches, 1974-1986
1979

 

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These pages include the full texts, organised year-by-year and as published primarily in contemporary Mozambican newspapers and magazines, of some of the speeches of the late President Samora Moisés Machel.

Samora Machel greeting diplomats

Please note that MHN does NOT claim that this is by any means a complete collection of Machel's speeches and public utterances. Additional resources will be added to these pages from time to time. Any substantial additions will be announced on MHN's Facebook page.

MHN Resources
(in chronological order)

January 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. Ian Smith será derrotado. In: Cadernos do Terceiro Mundo [Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon], no.10, January 1979, pages 19-23. Interview conducted by Neiva Moreira and Beatriz Bissio. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 215 kb. S.S.B.700

1 January 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. 1979, ano de consolidação das nossas conquistas. In: Notícias [Maputo], 1 January 1979, reproduced from Doc. Inf. CEDIMO Série A (1), 2 January 1979, pages 99-101. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 168 kb.

May 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. The People’s Republic of Mozambique four years after independence: an interview with President Samora Machel. In: AIM Bulletin [Maputo], supplement, June 1979. 23 pages. The interview was conducted by Allen Isaacman (University of Minnesota) and Iain Christie (Mozambique Information Agency). Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 1.1 Mb. The interview was also published as “Popularising Marxism” in: Sunday News [Dar es Salaam], 12 August 1979; click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 1.0 Mb.

Cover Samora Machel pamphlet

Above: Machel's major speeches were often published as pamphlets. This picture is of a newspaper advertisement for such a publication, showing the cover and a short explanation, printed in Notícias on 25 July 1979, presumably in the hope of boosting sales.

19 June 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. Os deputados na edificação do socialismo - interiorizar a necessidade de prestar contas das actividades e responsabilidades: Presidente Samora Machel na sessão solene de abertura da 4ª. sessão da Assembleia Popular. In: Notícias [Maputo], 19 June 1979, page 3. Click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 1.0 Mb.

August 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. A science belongs to its creator [interview]. In: Africa [London], no.96, August 1979, pages 43-46. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 399 kb.

12 August 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. A batalha económica é tarefa de todos nós. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.461, 12 August 1979, pages 26-39. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 1.4 Mb.

Conselho de Ministros

Above: A partial view of the enlarged meeting of the Council of Ministers held in early August 1979 to address major issues of economic policy and planning. Note the formal character of the meeting, with President Machel seated alone on a dais, and the attendees seated in a square formation some distance away. Machel's speech to this meeting is listed above.

4 September 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. Unidade anti-imperialista é a base do não-alinhamento: discurso do Presidente Samora Machel na sexta Cimeira dos Não-Alinhados. In: Notícias [Maputo], 7 September 1979, pages 3-4. Click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 2.4 Mb. For an English translation, “Speech of President Samora Machel at the sixth Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Countries, Havana, September 4, 1979,” in: AIM Bulletin [Maputo], undated. 18 pages, click here to view or download a PDF file, size 867 kb.

20 September 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. Promoção da saúde é uma atitude política que determina quem dela beneficia: Presidente Samora Machel na abertura da 29ª. sessão do Comité Regional da OMS para África. In: Notícias [Maputo], 20 September 1979. Click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 3.1 Mb.

19 November 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. Transformar o Niassa numa base sólida do nosso desenvolvimento: Presidente Samora Machel durante a reunião realizada em Pemba após a sua visita ao Niassa. In: Notícias [Maputo], 19 November 1979, page 3. Click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 3.0 Mb.

21 December 1979
Samora Moisés Machel. 1980 é um desafio à nossa capacidade de atingir os objectivos traçados: discurso do Presidente Samora Machel na abertura da V sessão da Assembleia Popular. In: Notícias [Maputo], 19 November 1979, page 3. Click here to view or download a searchable PDF file, size 3.0 Mb.

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