Biko Lives! But the ANC’s ideas don’t

2015-09-20 15:00

‘Biko Lives!” Just over 30 years ago, these prophetic words were boldly graffitied on a ghetto wall, as reported in the black consciousness publication Frank Talk.

Biko’s grave a political battleground for parties

2015-09-13 15:30

The grave of black consciousness hero Steve Biko was the site of the ongoing battle for control of the Eastern Cape’s major municipalities yesterday as both the ANC and leaders from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) visited it with their followers.

Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on

2015-02-22 21:14

Life goes on for Mamphela Ramphele. She lives in a mansion in Camps Bay and insists on flying business class, but her former AgangSA staff members are battling to piece their lives together.

Biko's autopsy stolen in the 90s - curator

2014-12-06 11:02

Slain anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko's original autopsy files were stolen in the early 1990s, a principal curator at the University of Witwatersrand's Historical Papers department says.

Biko family not aware of autopsy report

2014-12-03 17:08

Steve Biko's family and his foundation were not aware of a post-mortem report on the slain anti-apartheid activist, his son says in court papers.

Court halts sale of Biko’s autopsy report

2014-12-03 10:27

The South Gauteng High Court has halted the auction of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko's original autopsy documents.

Commonality exists with Biko's SA - Zille

2013-09-05 23:30

DA leader Helen Zille says there is a commonality between activist and black-consciousness leader Steve Biko's South Africa and the South Africa of today.

Biko celebrations must go beyond politics - Zuma

2012-11-30 19:18

Celebrations around the life of activist and black-consciousness leader Steve Biko must cut across the country's political divides, President Jacob Zuma says.

How Steve Biko died

2012-09-20 09:00

Read an excerpt from Xolela Mangcu's biography of Steve Biko, in which the black consciousness leader's arrest and death is described.

Mashatile announces 28 heritage projects

2012-05-03 22:07

The arts and culture department will spend more than R40m on 28 heritage projects to pay tribute to heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has announced.


Lest we forget: Steve Biko never forgot his purpose in life

2015-09-18 09:50

In Biko’s understanding, human life was immeasurable in monetary worth and infinitely priceless – ubuntu.

Could Steve Biko die at the hands of today’s cops?

2015-09-08 08:44

During the life of the late black consciousness movement leader Steve Biko, the law and police were used as instruments of oppression.

Biko family heads to court for post-mortem report

2014-12-10 12:36

Steve Biko's family and foundation will take legal action to get the anti-apartheid activist’s post-mortem report, their lawyer says.

Biko family wants documents returned to rightful owners

2014-12-05 17:16

Steve Biko's family and his foundation have given the Steele family a deadline for them to do "the right thing" and return the post-mortem reports of two slain anti-apartheid activists.

Auctioneers retain ownership of Biko documents

2014-12-03 14:01

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has halted the auction of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko's original post mortem documents.

Mahlangu's house to be turned into museum

2014-03-22 15:55

The Mamelodi home of Martha Mahlangu, the mother of struggle icon Solomon Mahlangu, would be turned into a museum, President Jacob Zuma says.

Ramaphosa alone can't change ANC - Biko

2013-02-22 22:24

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will not succeed single-handedly in changing the party, Hlumelo Biko, the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, has said.

Steve Biko comes to life on Google

2012-10-10 22:24

A series of previously unseen images of black consciousness leader Steve Biko have been published by Google, 35 years after his death in police custody.

Varsity explains Zille lecture no-go

2012-09-13 08:03

The Dean of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University did not allow Helen Zille to deliver a lecture on Steve Biko because it already had another lecture planned, it says.

It's the economy, says Zuma

2012-02-09 22:44

President Jacob Zuma has put the economy at the centre of his State of the Nation speech, and pledged to extend government's infrastructure drive to stimulate growth and create jobs.

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