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Walking in Mandela’s virtual shoes
Walking in Mandela’s virtual shoes
Often a teacher will ask a class to imagine they are at a point in history. But, unless a learner has the chance to go to a historical site, or...
100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
The doctor and his ‘subversive surgery’
The doctor and his ‘subversive surgery’
A recent book, Chota Motala: A Biography of Political Activism in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands (KZN Press), recounts the doctor’s...
A UDF activist remembers Winnie
A UDF activist remembers Winnie
There was a car in Cape Town, where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would sit in the passenger seat, her sharp gaze watching the city pass by through her...
‘There is no power on earth that can compare with religion’
‘There is no power on earth that can compare with religion’
Religion, especially belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, has always been a controversial subject that splits nations and even families. But...
A comrade rises – before the fall
A comrade rises – before the fall
There was a time long ago, and not so long ago, when Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma represented the potential the liberation of an oppressed people...
Editorial: Zuma won’t be taking his mess with him
Editorial: Zuma won’t be taking his mess with him
South Africa is watching, and waiting, listening and hoping for news that this time, unlike the last time, President Jacob Zuma will be forced to...
Toivo ya Toivo was more than a Namibian hero
Toivo ya Toivo was more than a Namibian hero
In South Africa, we too easily forget that our troubled history is not, and has never been, confined within the borders of the republic.
Prison memories of a 15-year-old activist called Dikgang Moseneke
Prison memories of a 15-year-old activist called Dikgang Moseneke
In an edited excerpt from his autobiography, Dikgang Moseneke describes how he and his and his fellow prisoners were sent on their way to...
Ebrahim Harvey’s critique of Black Consciousness is yet another premature autopsy
Ebrahim Harvey’s critique of Black Consciousness is yet another premature autopsy
POLITICSReading Ebrahim Harvey’s piece “Shadow of Black Consciousness” (June 17) invoked the sounds of Wynton Marsalis, on his 1989...
Letters to the editor: December 18 to 22 2015
Letters to the editor: December 18 to 22 2015
I am not sure what more South Africans need to see before they decide that the ANC is no longer a party to take the country forward. It lost the...
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
The letter from Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, through her spokesperson (

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