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The 'often overlooked' sledgehammer that ended apartheid

2017-10-19 10:17

Although it’s near-impossible to isolate the exact moment apartheid ended, the 1992 referendum is often overlooked as being the sledgehammer that sealed its fate, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

Judgment in the #AhmedTimol inquest to be handed down

2017-10-12 07:01

After months of testimonies and deliberation, judgment in the Ahmed Timol inquest is expected to be handed down at the North Gauteng High Court.

Families battle to uncover apartheid truth

2017-10-09 12:16

Time is running out for 95-year-old Phillip Mabelane. For 40 years he has waited to discover the truth of how his son died at the hands of police during the apartheid era.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Who killed Dulcie September?

2017-09-21 13:43

In this seventh instalment of the Open Secrets’ series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’, we ask whether the investigations of these links by a brave activist provide the motive for her murder. Who killed Dulcie September, and why?

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Tortured struggle icon Steve Biko remembered 40 years on

Struggle icon Steve Bantu Biko was arrested and imprisoned in Port Elizabeth on August 18, 1977 under the Treason Act.

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'Now we can get closure' - PAC after executed members' remains exhumed

Ten Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) members, who were executed for political crimes and buried in unmarked graves in the Mamelodi West Cemetery in Pretoria more than 50 years ago, had their remains exhumed on Thursday. Watch.

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WATCH LIVE | Timol inquest: closing arguments

An inquest into anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death in 1971 while he was in the custody of security branch police, continues in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Watch.

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#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the sanctions busters toolkit

2017-08-18 07:15

Open Secrets, in its third instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, unpacks some of the ways the private sector colluded with the apartheid government to bust sanctions.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the tap root of the National Party

2017-08-15 07:00

Previously Open Secrets detailed a few of the private companies that funded the National Party. Naspers, described by top management as the 'tap root of the NP', was one of the most significant donors.

 

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Tiny Rowland: A very British spy?

2017-10-18 15:06

In the 12th article in the series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’ we turn to British businessman, Tiny Rowland, and another of Pretoria’s international allies: Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom.

We still suffer from apartheid's lack of accountability

2017-10-13 08:42

We are seeing the re-emergence of a new version of “no one to blame”. You can be found to have violated the Constitution, but you can easily apologise for causing “frustration”, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Why so many South Africans back the All Blacks

2017-10-09 14:55

Outside of New Zealand itself, one of the largest contingents of All Black rugby supporters is to be found in the Eastern and Western Cape. It's likely to remain that way, writes Terry Bell.

How to end the destruction of public property

2017-10-08 05:43

The war on public property can be stopped, write Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Pretoria’s Beehive in Paris

2017-09-14 09:21

See how a secret office in Paris was responsible for using this system to broker weapons deals and bust the apartheid arms embargo.

Declassified: Apartheid profits inside the arms money machine

2017-09-06 07:00

In this sixth instalment of the Open Secrets’ series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’, the apartheid arms sanctions busting money machine is profiled.

#Declassified: Apartheid profits - André Vlerick: banker and bigot

2017-08-30 07:23

Open Secrets profiles Belgian banker André Vlerick, who was central to Pretoria’s relationship with one of its staunchest arms sanctions busting allies: Kredietbank.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - nuclear bunkers and swiss bankers

2017-08-23 06:39

Open Secrets, in this instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, takes a closer look at the role played by the Swiss banks in propping up the apartheid regime.

Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

Declassified: Apartheid profits - Who funded the National Party?

2017-08-14 07:04

Open Secrets has collected archival documents that contain damning details of individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return.

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