The documentary ‘Plot for Peace’ introduces an outside view about the demise of apartheid, bringing a previously unknown, international perspective on South Africa’s transformation
British photojournalist and anti-apartheid activist marks 20 years of South African democracy with his breathtaking black and white and white photos from the 1994 elections, on show in London from 25 April to 16 May.
The non-stop media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial may seem like a novelty in South Africa – but when it comes to treating celebrity court cases, the art of courtroom reporting is steeped in precedents – such as the case against OJ Simpson
Directed by Spanish director Carlos AgullÃ³ and Johannesburg filmmaker Mandy Jacobson, ‘Plot for Peace’ is a whole new take on the heritage of central and southern Africa.
‘Ad & Wal’ is the story of an ordinary couple — campaigners, fighters, exiles — who did extraordinary things despite the odds.
R1.2billion has been approved for new housing projects in Cape Town, starting this year. Areas for redevelopment include run-down areas of the Cape Flats, and will provide more housing for those living in temporary settlements.
Farewell my elder brother, my mentor, my leader. With all the energy and determination at our command, we pledge to join the people of South Africa and the world to perpetuate the ideals and values for which you have devoted your life
It has been an immense privilege to have witnessed firsthand such a historic time of great change. Despite the great challenges our country faces, I’m proud of far we’ve come. I’m humbled to have been a tiny part of the Mandela Miracle. I hope his leadership will continue to inspire us.
Despite a deeply flawed presidency, Nelson Mandela’s charisma, inclusiveness and forgiveness make him global South Africans’ favourite international statesman. Pieter de Lange looks at his successes and failures.
Our affection for Madiba will overlook the flaws in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, our patriotism will fill in the gaps; we’ll forgive the director and lead actors being Brits because this is our story, both traumatic and transcendant, told to the whole world on the big screen.
ANC fumes as leading SA businessman and anti-apartheid stalwart detained at New York’s JFK due to outdated American ‘terror list’ that still included the names of many senior ANC leaders including, until recently, Nelson Mandela.
This year marks the 57th anniversary of the 1956 march, where 20,000 South African women marched on the Union Buildings to protest against apartheid pass laws.
South African expats have urged the Australian town of Cooma to update a flag on display from the apartheid era.
The Sharpeville shooting marked a turning point in Apartheid’s fortunes. The massacre of 69 protestors by police galvanised world opinion and was the first real shot-in-the-arm to the anti-Apartheid movement in the West. Meanwhile, inside the country, Sharpeville set off a wave of rioting and unrest and set the stage for an entirely new level of Government repression in the decade to come.
Mandela’s cousin has declared his support for the DA because the ANC has “lost its way”, in spite of ruling party radicals’ attempts to secure votes ahead of the 2014 elections – the latest of which has allegedly seen a DA youth leader’s shack set alight for being a “dog of Helen Zille”.
Anti-apartheid activist Cheryl Carolus has received a prestigious appointment by Queen Elizabeth as Trustee of one of London’s landmark museums.
In July 1947, Nelson Mandela rushed Anton Lembede to hospital, where he died; he was succeeded as ANCYL president by the more moderate Peter Mda, who agreed to cooperate with communists and non-blacks, appointing Mandela ANCYL secretary.
After moving to Berlin, like many expats, Cheri MacNeil became embarrassed by questions she couldn’t answer about South Africa. This inspired her to research her own history, and ultimately resulted in Dear Reader’s third and most deeply personal album, Rivonia.