Famed anti-apartheid photographer Santu Mofokeng has died

2020-01-27 19:54

Celebrated anti-apartheid black photographers, Santu Mofokeng, has died at the age of 64, his friends said on Monday.

No patrols to Neil Aggett's cell for 3 hours the night he died, inquest hears

2020-01-27 15:27

Political detainees at the notorious John Vorster Square, now known as Johannesburg Central police station, complained that they were tortured daily, the inquest into the death of Neil Aggett has heard.

Neil Aggett inquest: Apartheid cops who did not apply for amnesty regrouping, says TRC commissioner

2020-01-24 08:24

Yasmin Sooka, a former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commissioner, says many former apartheid police officers - some of whom were in police command structures - have been regrouping "to prevent any information emerging around things that implicate them".

There appeared to be systematic torture days before Neil Aggett died, court hears

2020-01-22 20:27

Close friend and lawyer David Dison has detailed the investigation the legal team had undertaken into Neil Aggett's death as part of the first inquest in 1982 at the reopened inquest in the High Court in Johannesburg.

EXPLAINED: Who was Neil Aggett and why was he important?

2020-01-22 17:58

A new inquest into Neil Aggett's death is likely to shed more light on soemone described as a warm, sensitive, "man of the people".

I saw cops harass naked Neil Aggett days before his death, says anti-apartheid activist

2020-01-21 17:08

Standing in a room where he was held in detention in the 1980s, Maurice Smithers tells an inquest he remembers looking through a window separating two rooms and seeing Neil Aggett with police officers.

Apartheid state covered up 'real circumstances' of Dr Neil Aggett's death, inquest hears

2020-01-20 17:46

The lawyer for the Aggett family says they believe anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett was killed "either directly or through unrelenting systematic torture, abuse and neglect which pushed him to take his own life".

Landisa: I married a white man during apartheid, and the reaction to it pushed me to try and end my life

2020-01-10 13:38

I was denied access to the first restaurant we tried to go to after we met, writes Adriana Glover .

Landisa: That ball should not have rolled there

2019-11-15 07:31

The train was divided into non-whites and whites-only sections. As I got up to get out of the train, the ball fell out of my hand and rolled under the seat of a chair in the whites-only carriage.

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.


Former Security Branch cop testifies that he was denied access to Neil Aggett's cell

2020-01-27 16:57

A former Security Branch cop testifies he was denied entry to the holding cell of Dr Neil Aggett at the notorious John Vorster Square, now Johannesburg Central police station.

Cato Manor 9's remains reburied, families want better recognition

2020-01-24 16:53

The families of the Cato Manor 9 should be treated "on the same level" as the struggle heroes of Sharpeville and other children of struggle stalwarts.

Neil Aggett's partner gives horrifying testimony at inquest into his death

2020-01-23 15:10

Trying to recall events of over three decades old, Dr Elizabeth Floyd’s account of her time at the infamous John Vorster Square police station is something out of a horror movie.

Remains of Cato Manor 9 to be handed over to families

2020-01-22 18:00

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has announced he will officiate at the handover ceremony of the exhumed remains of nine people who were hanged by the apartheid regime.

OPINION: Remembering Auschwitz and the lessons we have to learn from it

2020-01-22 15:34

A column on this platform, News24, a few weeks ago, about the killing of Qassem Soleimani, one that had nothing to do with being a Jew or with Israel, resulted in some of the most vile posts I have seen, writes Howard Feldman.

Evidence of Dr Neil Aggett's first inquest in 1982 to be interrogated, say family's lawyers

2020-01-21 08:37

The truth behind Dr Neil Aggett's death was plagued by fraud as a result of the apartheid state, according to advocate Howard Varney on behalf of his family.

Inquiry into struggle martyr Neil Aggett's 'suicide' in custody to start on Monday

2020-01-20 06:06

Another apartheid-era death will be reinvestigated after former justice and correctional services minister Michael Masutha authorised the reopening of an inquest into the death of Dr Neil Aggett.

Sea Point land sale: Failure to include isiXhosa in public notice a problem, court hears

2019-11-26 17:12

The importance of languages in government notices came under the spotlight in a challenge to the Western Cape's plan to sell valuable Sea Point property to a developer instead of using it for social housing.

UPDATE: Woolworths says sorry for an apartheid-flag coloured bag it sold in South Africa – and has now yanked

2019-10-17 08:50

Meanwhile Truworths said lighter and darker mannequins grouped together in a store display, which casued a stir on social media, was not intended to reflect its consumers.

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.

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