Some days ago I got to see democracy in action. Demonstrators had congregated on the town square in front of Durban City Hall in the hours leading up to the State of the Nation address. The cause: President Jacob Zuma’s reign and the corruption which seems to plague his and numerous other offices. Unfortunately, what I read as a protest taking issue with economic fraud and negligence devolved into race based polemics.
The wealth of South Africa’s top 10% of the financial elite has grown by 64% in the first 17 years after the fall of apartheid, while the the poorest 10% have seen no financial growth whatsoever.
Not one to mince words, the Arch has been a firm believer in freedom for all and has a string of human rights credentials; including his fight against apartheid and all forms of discrimination well after.
Hogan, who has been a leading ANC member, spent nine years in prison for treason under the apartheid government. She served as Minister of Health (2008 to 2009) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2009 to 2010). She also chaired the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance from 1999 to 2004. She is credited with being the first Minister of Health in the post AIDS denialism period.
King Goodwill Zwelithini has a habit of putting his foot in it and this weekend saw yet another one of his offside comments.
A five-year investigation into allegations of police brutality and apartheid-style extrajudicial killings in South Africa.
The legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the past. This includes recognising what those who were young during the apartheid era – and who are now the elders and leaders of our society – experienced during that time
SA’s deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs believes that white South Africans have fallen victim to the system they were ‘fighting to preserve’.
A new documentary, realeased in New York last week, poignantly tells the story of FW de Klerk, The Other Man who brought down the apartheid regime that destroyed the lives of millions for decades
On the anniversary of De Klerk’s speech in parliament, we reveal fascinating new insights from Lord Robin Renwick’s new book: ‘The End of Apartheid – Diary of a Revolution’ into the UK government’s role at the end of apartheid.
Apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock has been granted parole while Chris Hani’s assassin, Clive Derby-Lewis’, has been denied medical parole
OBITUARY | Sadie Forman (1929-2014) was one of the most unconventional, interesting and lovable fighters in the South African anti-apartheid movement. She died on the morning of 11 December, aged 85. She spent the last years of her life with her daughter, Sara, in Lewes, in the East Sussex county of England. Her funeral will be held on 23 December.
In her upcoming exhibition, artist and photographer Hemisha Bhana explores the rich history of the once Indian township of Actonville, situated in the east of Johannesburg.
South African Swindon resident TM Patel has written an autobiographical novel ‘The Immigrant: Stargazer’ which is dedicated to, and written for, the people of South Africa.
Whether apologies for the abuses of Apartheid or just saying sorry to a friend, Brian Keith contemplates the difficulties in making a heartfelt apology.
In this book, Glenn Moss recounts how a new wave of radical ideas helped fuel the anti-apartheid struggle through the hard times of the 1970s.
The fate of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates hangs in the balance, as the South African government, for the third time in a row, has made it very clear that the Dalai Lama should give up on his visa application.
Internationally acclaimed anti-apartheid activist Donald Woods has been reburied, alongside his wife Wendy and their infant son Lindsay, at Woods’ ancestral home in Hobeni in the former Transkei, South Africa.
The documentary ‘One Humanity’ is an emotional time travelling trip recounting the occasion in which the whole world united for a common cause — the end of apartheid in South Africa. It poignantly conveys a singular message, which director Mickey Dube says he kept in his sights throughout: “I wanted to capture this essence of humanity, this soft part we call caring”.