EXTRACT | Voices from the Underground: 'No Time to Mourn'

2019-09-29 07:32

During the week that followed, Shirley and Aneez confirmed that it was our comrades who had died in the blast. It was a huge blow, but as a soldier I had to recover quickly and make peace with this awful truth, as I had after Ashley's death. There was no time to mourn.

Donald Trump’s new national security advisor reportedly came to SA to study apartheid – and speaks Afrikaans fluently

2019-09-22 08:01

During his time at the University of the Free State, he reportedly met his wife – who imports the Huisgenoot to the US.

Apartheid flag: 'This was a witch-hunt from the Nelson Mandela Foundation' - Roets

2019-09-17 12:23

AfriForum head of policy Ernst Roets has slammed the Nelson Mandela Foundation for taking him to court over the apartheid flag.

Family to finally bury fallen MK operative, 41 years after his death

2019-09-12 16:24

Forty-one years after his death, Umkhonto we Sizwe operative Bheki Cyprian Hlatshwayo will finally be buried at the Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park in Boksburg, the ANC says.

Kallie Kriel: Banning in the name of Mandela

2019-08-29 05:00

People who are satisfied with the banning of the old flag should realise what the consequences may be in future if someone feels offended by something else that is important to them, writes Kallie Kriel.

Court orders anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane be 'presumed dead' after 35 years

2019-08-22 14:31

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane be presumed dead, bringing closure to her family after 35 years.

Anti-apartheid activists Aggett and Haffejee: Justice minister asks for judges to be appointed for inquest

2019-08-16 16:15

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has written to the judges president of the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal divisions of the High Court to ask them appoint judges for the inquests into the deaths in detention of anti-apartheid activists, Dr Neil Aggett and Hoosen Haffejee.

Education dept slams Amnesty International education campaign’s use of Verwoerd

2019-08-01 17:42

The Department of Basic Education has slammed human rights organisation Amnesty International SA’s education campaign which uses Hendrik Verwoerd, also known as the architect of apartheid, as the face of the campaign.

Ahmed Timol's nephew opposes former apartheid cop's appeal bid

2019-07-08 14:58

The nephew of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, Imtiaz Cajee, has joined the National Prosecuting Authority and two other government departments in opposing the leave to appeal application of former apartheid police officer, Joao Roderigues.

Reconciliation as we knew it is overworked

2019-06-21 06:00

Reconciliation as we knew it then (mid-nineties) is overworked. The challenge now remains – how do opposing groups dialogue and overcome the structural divides, writes Leon Wessels.


MK veteran Patrick Mvundla, to be reburied in South Africa 31 years later

2019-09-22 17:12

Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran, Patrick Mvundla’s body has been returned to South Africa from Botswana to be reburied 31 years after his brutal murder by the apartheid government.

Roderigues loses appeal bid in stay of prosecution application

2019-09-18 12:53

Former apartheid cop Joao Roderigues has lost an application he lodged in a bid to have his prosecution for the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol stayed.

REVIEW | White lies and apartheid spies: Who's 'sorry' now?

2019-09-16 10:58

Jonathan Ancer's latest book Betrayal: The Secret Lives of Apartheid Spies sent Glenn Bownes down a 1980s apartheid memory hole and got him thinking about apologies and forgiveness.

Imam Haron's grave, mosque declared Western Cape heritage sites

2019-09-10 17:20

Fifty years after the death of Muslim cleric and anti-apartheid activist Imam Abdullah Haron, his grave and the mosque of which he was once at the helm have been declared Western Cape heritage sites.

Nelson Mandela Foundation to take AfriForum's Ernst Roets to court over apartheid flag tweet

2019-08-23 11:10

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it will file an urgent application in the High Court to declare that Ernst Roets, Afriforum's deputy chief, is in contempt of court for a tweet using the old apartheid flag.

Pieter du Toit: The old flag and the unbearable whiteness of being AfriForum

2019-08-22 14:28

The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, something which Roets and AfriForum have difficulty understanding, never mind admit, writes Pieter du Toit.

Lesufi to sue Dan Roodt over South African citizenship claims

2019-08-02 21:32

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has threatened to take legal action against author Dan Roodt over a tweet claiming Lesufi is not a South African citizen.

Wipe Verwoerd's smile away: Amnesty International SA embarks on education campaign

2019-07-29 17:35

Amnesty International's latest education campaign is based on the organisation’s assertion that Hendrik Verwoerd, the minister of native affairs who was known as the architect of apartheid, would be smiling at the state of basic education in South Africa 25 years after democracy.

Let's dream a dream for South Africa firmly anchored in reality

2019-07-03 05:00

In post-apartheid South Africa there has been a tendency to misrecognise the global reality in which we find ourselves, writes Jeremy Cronin.

Zindzi Mandela taught us all a lesson

2019-06-21 05:00

Two decades into supposed freedom, white people still believe that our struggle heroes owe the narrative of their legacies to their shallow opinions and not actual emancipation of black people, writes Naledi Chirwa.

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