Timol family allowed to intervene in Rodrigues stay of prosecution bid

2018-12-19 14:18

The application of Ahmed Timol's family to intervene in former apartheid cop Joao "Jan" Rodrigues' bid for a permanent stay of prosecution has been granted in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Fake news: The past and the present

2018-12-18 11:27

Fake news. We should never stop sniffing it out and exposing it, whether it manifests now or in our history, writes Max du Preez.

Former TRC vice-chairperson Alex Boraine fondly remembered

2018-12-13 21:02

Alex Boraine, the late former vice-chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, has been fondly remembered for his energy, determination and vision for a better country.

Anton Harber, Thandeka Gqubule drag EFF to court over Stratcom comments

2018-12-07 07:16

The EFF is on the receiving end of two senior journalists' court bid to compel the party to retract its claims that they were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

Why memories of the TRC still ache

2018-12-03 11:40

It's 20 years since the submission of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was a court-like restorative justice body that sought to reveal human rights abuses under apartheid, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Solly Moeng: No shortcuts to healing

2018-11-28 06:00

Opportunists will stoke hatred and unrest where they can, but wisdom knows healing has no shortcuts, says Solly Moeng.

Anti-apartheid icon Father Gerald Patrick Kearney has died

2018-11-23 22:18

KwaZulu Natal anti-apartheid activist and clergyman Gerald Patrick Kearney, popularly known as Paddy, has died in a Durban hospital at the age of 76.

The need for memorialisation in South Africa

2018-11-19 20:00

History shouldn't be about an extraordinary or important event but of everything that had happened and was not documented, writes Caroline Hlekiso.

White people failed the Truth Commission - Peter Storey

2018-11-11 06:13

White people must also be careful to think the past is over and done with, says Peter Storey. He warns that the longer they stand back instead of getting involved, the sharper the cries of black people calling for the fall for historical injustice will become.

How the apartheid regime burnt books in their tens of thousands

2018-10-25 19:00

The fact that books were burnt underscored the state’s desire to make sure the printed word was utterly destroyed. The practice also revealed a darker side of the library profession which connived in the book burning.


The old SA flag legal, but fly it at your own risk - expert

2018-12-18 22:21

It is perfectly legal to own or display the old South African flag, but be mindful that it could also be considered insensitive and offensive to show it off, a flag expert says.

Statues of white domination - SA debates legacy of apartheid past

2018-12-17 09:25

Nearly 25 years after the end of apartheid, the statue of Paul Kruger still looms in Church Square in Pretoria, at the heart of a discussion over whether such relics should be scrapped or kept as reminders of a harsh past.

Anger over old SA flag displayed in New Zealand biltong and wors shop

2018-12-10 21:09

Locals in New Zealand are up in arms after the apartheid national flag was put on display in the window of a shop in Wellington, according to stuff.nz.

You are a fraud, Mr Malema, says historian

2018-12-06 12:43

You are a con, Mr Malema, and the tragedy is that there are people who fall for your vile and populace drivel, writes Robin Binckes.

Calling on black professionals

2018-11-29 08:44

We need to have responsible black professionals who will be proactive in using their resources to advocate for the betterment of black people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Kearney a giant who epitomised a nonracial future - Mkhize

2018-11-24 18:21

Struggle icon Father Paddy Kearney was a giant who epitomised a nonracial future, determined to transform society to usher in a united, caring and compassionate nation, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has said.

Across Boundaries: Vosloo's open-mindedness tends to pragmatism, not principle

2018-11-20 08:47

While Ton Vosloo makes vast overstatements, such as that "the newspapers of the Press always offered dissenting voices the opportunity to be heard", his overall case is convincing, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

The resurrection of Winnie Mandela: 'You have always been a leader, and a brave sort of woman'

2018-11-12 09:26

You are a banned person and so you cannot stay in the city past a certain hour. Even if your husband has just been sentenced to life in prison, the petty rules are the petty rules.

Former political prisoner graduates with master's degree – almost 50 years after submission

2018-11-05 18:37

Former political prisoner Professor Raymond Suttner will graduate with a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town in December – almost 50 years after he submitted it.

Timol murder case: Trial of former apartheid cop postponed to next year

2018-10-22 16:08

The murder trial of a former apartheid policeman accused of killing Ahmed Timol will go ahead in January 2019.

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