On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

2018-08-14 10:13

The Magnus Malan story is a powerful example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence, writes Jodi Wiliams.

DA daunted by our ugly past

2018-08-10 09:25

The debates in the DA suggest that the party is unsure about how to deal with the legacy of the past which manifests itself in spatial patterns, income trends and the "first black" phenomenon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Nothing more that can shock us... or so we thought

2018-08-05 07:53

The story of The Lost Boys of Bird Island takes the apartheid atrocities to another level. Not only were the NP government responsible for the most brutal assassinations and human rights abuses, no, much worse.

Prosecuting apartheid-era crimes remains pertinent

2018-07-03 15:43

There is still a lack of accountability for apartheid-era crimes, even with the TRC’s attempt for creating a culture of accountability, writes Siphokuhle Mkancu.

WATCH: Growing up South African and returning home

2018-06-19 11:03

One man's journey through apartheid and today's disappointments. TRT World's Presenter Imran Garda returns home.

Dear Gideon, I've also experienced that feeling of being unwelcome

2018-06-13 14:57

Thank you for a view through your lens, Gideon. In the moments of your experience at the Samas, you and I could probably find more commonality than the sum of our life experiences would offer, writes Nobuntu Webster.

Apartheid was a crime against humanity, but 'of a particular kind'

2018-05-22 10:19

The dehumanising subjugation of black people, sustained by government policy that denied them the rights to advance through education, property ownership, and economic participation, is where the real evil lies, writes Frans Cronje.

Open letter to Mahlatse Mahlase: As a white man who supported apartheid, I apologise

2018-05-21 08:59

The true crime of apartheid was in how it actively sought to dehumanise the oppressed rather than kill them. And how, as a result, it also dehumanised the oppressors, writes Johan Pienaar.

Ahmed Timol's legal teams asks South Africans to help expose truth of 8 other apartheid-era deaths

2018-05-07 15:04

After successfully disproving the apartheid police's claim that struggle activist Ahmed Timol committed suicide, a top legal team is now looking to uncover what happened in eight other unsolved cases.

Innovation will be key for the next generation

2018-04-22 05:56

As South Africans, we need to start thinking about post-struggle leadership for the young men and women who didn’t experience the horrors of apartheid, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.


Thinking differently about privilege

2018-08-12 06:00

An important asset for transferring wealth is trust. Black South Africans won’t prosper as a group until they, like other groups, possess it as a birthright.

Magnus Malan, two other National Party ministers 'were paedophiles'

2018-08-05 08:00

Three former National Party ministers, including strongman Magnus Malan and one who is still alive, have been named as central figures in a paedophilia ring that operated during apartheid.

BOOK EXTRACT: The Lost Boys of Bird Island - We called him 'Ore'

2018-08-05 07:38

The boy tells me that he recognised the man in the tub, which made him panic. He considered making a run for it. But how would he escape? And besides, he had already been paid a handsome sum.

Push back against nascent fascism, SA

2018-06-20 06:01

For the sake of the country we love, right-thinking South Africans must hold hands from across historic divides and push back against nascent fascism, writes Solly Moeng.

The apartheid government created a black superhero called Mighty Man – and in 1976, black youth set him on fire

2018-06-15 11:22

The 17 comic books featured the exploits of a policeman called Danny Ndhlomo, who was injected with a secret alien serum

The Calatas, Cradock… and a crime against humanity

2018-05-23 09:28

The brutal murders of the Cradock Four in 1985 by the apartheid police were a turning point in the struggle against the white racist regime, writes Glenn Bownes.

Don't distort AfriForum's view on apartheid

2018-05-21 13:02

The campaign to have apartheid declared a crime against humanity was driven by communists and dictators who were themselves guilty of gross human rights violations, writes Kallie Kriel.

ANC must let go of struggle nostalgia if real change is to come

2018-05-08 08:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa's theme is renewal and growth, but his party is still caught up in the romanticism of the struggle against apartheid, writes Max du Preez.

Why the anti-apartheid narrative should include the untold stories of ordinary citizens

2018-04-24 07:46

In honouring Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy, let’s commit ourselves to understanding how apartheid suffering continues to shape contemporary SA, write Friederike Bubenzer and Carolin Gomulia.

Blinded by whiteness: The domestic worker uniform and why it’s still a symbol of oppression

2018-04-20 15:05

It’s not even just about whether the worker is given the option to wear it or not, it’s about its very existence.

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