Mathews Phosa: The enigma that was Pik Botha

2018-10-14 06:00

Pik Botha was never far from controversy. Among those who knew him, many felt he thrived on the challenge of difficult debates, stirring up hornet's nests as he went, writes Mathews Phosa.

It's time to stop appropriating South Africa's visual archive

2018-10-02 10:40

Understanding the context in which an image was made is critical for interpreting its significance, writes Kylie Thomas.

Without hindsight, we are at the mercy of the unpredictable

2018-08-22 06:01

A visit to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg should be made mandatory for the ill-informed racist opportunists of our time, says Solly Moeng.

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.

 

Conversations with Pik Botha: Apartheid, PW and Mandela

2018-10-12 14:39

Pik Botha was a product of apartheid and as Minister of State played a leading role in administering policy. As a retiree he was a fascinating witness to the country's most crucial moments, writes Pieter du Toit.

Apartheid era cop Joao Jan Rodrigues to answer murder charges over the death of Ahmed Timol

2018-09-18 07:05

The former security branch police sergeant is facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice after it was found that Timol did not commit suicide in police custody but had in fact been murdered.

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.

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