OPINION | Human Rights Day: Sharpeville at 60 - will we ever overpower apartheid’s ghosts?

2020-03-21 07:00

There are moments when I believe we are still not listening to each other; almost as if we never learn. It is not only the older generation that have to listen to each other, we also have to listen to the millennials, writes Leon Wessels.

FW de Klerk Foundation CEO resigns, heading to the US

2020-03-04 12:45

Dr Dayne Morkel has resigned as the CEO of the FW de Klerk Foundation and is heading to an organisation based in the US.

Adriaan Basson: Dear white people, it is OK to talk about apartheid and the ANC’s failings

2020-02-24 06:00

Another group knows exactly what apartheid was, but don’t want to talk about it "because it will only distract us from holding the ANC accountable for their failings and corruption," writes Adriaan Basson.

SA citizens who 'benefited from apartheid' speak out against 'insensitive' statements

2020-02-23 14:28

Concerned citizens who "benefited from apartheid" have taken a stand against recent apartheid-related statements which they have described as "insensitive".

Joe Biden claims he was arrested in SA during apartheid - report

2020-02-22 12:02

US Presidential contender Joe Biden has controversially claimed that he was arrested in South Africa during apartheid, while trying to see former president Nelson Mandela.

Antjie Krog: FW de Klerk never had any moral intention, and he left us behind as white kansvatters

2020-02-21 12:36

For FW de Klerk political reforms and reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes acclaimed author Antjie Krog. He has become the failed unrepentant face of white people.

WATCH | FW de Klerk must apologise on live TV, say 3 protesters at his foundation's offices

2020-02-19 17:40

Former president FW de Klerk must account for his actions during apartheid and give an apology live on TV, a very small group of protesters say.

FW de Klerk must demonstrate true remorse through words and deeds - ANC

2020-02-18 14:19

The ANC calls on FW de Klerk to commit both in words and deeds to the ongoing reconstruction and development project through nation building in his local community.

FW DE KLERK | Analysts Mathekga, Verwoerd and Mngomezulu on reconciliation, redemption and retribution

2020-02-18 07:00

De Klerk's foundation issued an apology on Monday, a retrospective mea culpa of sorts that some may suggest was delivered in response to the collective spleen venting by South Africans rather than an overnight ideological turnaround seeing-of-the-light catharsis.

EFF rejects De Klerk apology over apartheid statement, calls for inquiry

2020-02-17 22:19

The EFF rejects the FW de Klerk Foundation's apology regarding its statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

 

We don't respond to EFF actions - FW de Klerk Foundation

2020-03-18 16:51

EFF's Marshall Dlamini laid charges of hate speech against FW de Klerk at the Cape Town Police Station on Sunday.

OPINION: Remembering a comrade, friend and mentor in the struggle to end a crime against humanity

2020-02-25 13:30

KK placed a hand on my shoulder and, in a kind yet firm voice, told me: "Comrade, your guilt is of no use in the struggle against this regime. Your actions are what matter," writes Glenn Bownes.

Apartheid, corruption and abuse: Ramaphosa uses Mhlaba centenary to address pressing issues

2020-02-23 18:38

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the Raymond Mhlaba memorial lecture to issue a wake-up call to those who still believe apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

Dan Kriek: The 1913 Land Act, apartheid was devastating, now is the time for compassion

2020-02-23 07:00

If the agricultural sector ever bought into the polarising push-back by conservative Afrikaner organisations, the land debate and any possible productive, solution-driven conversations will become redundant, writes Dan Kriek.

OPINION: Why we should believe in South Africa again

2020-02-21 15:20

Do not expect to start having hope for South Africa when the reforms take place, because the reforms will never be enough, and the corruption will always too much, writes James de Villiers.

ANALYSIS | No shame, no remorse: How Afrikaners are dealing with their apartheid past

2020-02-20 17:29

When FW de Klerk made his submission to the TRC, no other Afrikaner was in as strong a position as he to set an example in facing up to the apartheid past, and he failed to do so, writes Lindie Koorts.

De Klerk's apartheid denial slammed in SONA debate

2020-02-18 20:14

The statement released by the FW de Klerk Foundation, denying apartheid was a crime against humanity and only declared as such due to Soviet propaganda, is "unfortunate, insensitive and reckless", ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude said.

FW de Klerk apology welcomed, but damage has been done - Nelson Mandela Foundation, IJR

2020-02-18 14:04

Even though the FW de Klerk Foundation has officially apologised and agreed that apartheid was a crime against humanity, the damage has been done, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Institute for Justice and Reconciliation said.

OPINION: What should South Africans make of FW de Klerk’s apology?

2020-02-18 02:54

Accepting the apology would be premised on consistency and the resolve to promote social cohesion and nation building. After all, Africans in general and South Africans, in particular, are a forgiving people, writes Bheki R Mngomezulu.

John Moodey: Some in DA 'underplay the seriousness of De Klerk’s statement'

2020-02-17 15:31

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey has lambasted fellow members of the party who "have attempted to underplay the seriousness of [apartheid president [FW] de Klerk's statement and its repercussions".

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