The actors enabling Zuma and the Guptas are trying to divert attention from their own sins to whatever mud they throw at Ramaphosa, writes Adriaan Basson.
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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.
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, the founder of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, has been remembered by role players from across the political spectrum.
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.
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.
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.
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday laid a wreath where anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died in 1977. Watch.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Those who suffered at the hands of Gideon Nieuwoudt attest to how much he enjoyed meting out brutality, write Nosipiwo Manona and Nicki Gules.
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.
Struggle icon Steve Bantu Biko was arrested and imprisoned in Port Elizabeth on August 18, 1977 under the Treason Act.
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.
Leaders who are looking after their own interests instead of developing communities would have disappointed Bantu Stephen Biko, says his widow Ntsiki Biko.
On September 12 1977, apartheid police beat the seminal activist and Black Consciousness leader to death in a prison cell in Pretoria. To mark the 40th anniversary of his passing, some new books have hit the shelves, making it abundantly clear that Biko is as relevant today as he was during white rule.
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