If Biko was still alive, he would have been one of the best ANC leaders - Magashule

2019-09-19 13:30

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has invoked the spirit of slain black consciousness leader Stephen Bantu Biko to encourage members of the progressive youth alliance to bring more students under the governing party's banner.

How Johann Rupert's charm offensive backfired

2018-12-06 15:17

Johann Rupert's interview seems to have been an attempt to speak directly to a demographic that he feels has misunderstood him. But it went horribly wrong.

The Guptas, Steinhoff and state capture feature in Ramaphosa's Steve Biko lecture

2018-09-14 22:25

The Gupta family, the Steinhoff scandal and the state capture commission of inquiry have found their way into the lecture which President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered in honour of struggle icon Steve Biko.

AfriForum's Juju prosecution another attempt to protect white privilege

2018-04-20 16:39

The hierarchies and methods used during apartheid to intimidate black people still exist. Because white people are still in control, any tempering with their feelings invites serious consequences, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Steve Bantu Biko: A pale reflection

2017-10-27 11:23

Reading Xolela Mangcu's "Biko: A Biography" got Glenn Bownes reflecting on what Biko means to him - a white South African man who grew up during, and benefitted from, apartheid.

The grim legacy of Steve Biko's killer

2017-09-17 06:21

Those who suffered at the hands of Gideon Nieuwoudt attest to how much he enjoyed meting out brutality, write Nosipiwo Manona and Nicki Gules.

How the DA 'westsplained' Biko

2017-09-13 13:09

The fact that the DA would use an American idea of freedom to explain the philosophy of a South African revolutionary illustrates exactly how tone-deaf they are, writes Chris Roper.

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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Had Biko been alive today

2017-09-12 08:28

If Stephen Bantu Biko lived for forty more years and his ideas got wide traction, South Africans’ attitudes would have been vastly different today, writes Max du Preez.

‘SA leaders would have disappointed’ Biko

2017-09-10 06:04

Leaders who are looking after their own interests instead of developing communities would have disappointed Bantu Stephen Biko, says his widow Ntsiki Biko.


Remembering history-makers

2018-12-18 13:10

Stephen Bantu Biko would have turned 72 today. As we usher in 2019, lets heal the wounds that undermine our ability to become the face of Biko's true humanity, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Rupert's interview provides hard lessons for those willing to take them

2018-12-06 10:41

South Africans have a choice: either they dismiss the "condescending" Rupert (who is he, after all, to tell black people what to do with their hard-earned creditworthiness?) or take the hard lesson, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Steve Biko remembered 41 years after his death

2018-09-12 13:07

Steve Biko, the founder of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, has been remembered by role players from across the political spectrum.

Zola 7 and Black Consciousness

2017-12-10 06:09

An expansive new book on Black Consciousness offers a history of the movement and explores how Steve Biko’s beliefs have been steadily reframed by each generation through developments such as kwaito and Fallism.

Biko clinic in dire need of renovation

2017-09-17 06:33

As South Africa this week commemorated the 40th anniversary of Steve Biko’s death in police detention, a clinic he established in the Eastern Cape looked shabby and in bad repair.

Diversity is the strength of Africa, not a weakness

2017-09-17 06:06

This week, the life of Steve Bantu Biko, the intellectual giant largely responsible for the formation of the Black Consciousness Movement, is being remembered – 40 years after he was murdered by apartheid police, writes Julian Kunnie.

WATCH: President Zuma lays a wreath in memory of Steve Biko

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday laid a wreath where anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died in 1977. Watch.

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Dear Biko, we black South Africans have a problem

2017-09-12 09:25

Dear Biko, we black people in South Africa have a problem. We have put our consciences to the guillotine of material possessions and political power, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Steve Biko paid the supreme price to liberate black people - Zuma

2017-09-11 14:42

Anti-apartheid struggle icon Stephen Bantu Biko paid the supreme price for the liberation of black people from oppression and bondage, President Jacob Zuma says.

Selfless Biko 40 years on

2017-09-10 06:00

While he was being detained in jail in Port Elizabeth, Barney Pityana read in a newspaper about Stephen Biko’s death. Forty years later, he recalls the shock and grief he felt that day, and how the Black Consciousness Movement leader helped to shape a generation.

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