EXTRACT: Verwoerd - My Journey through Family Betrayals

2019-05-20 08:39

My faith and commitment to inclusive humanisation means I cannot give up on my blood family. I cannot stop trying to understand and accept them more deeply, writes Wilhelm Verwoerd.

SA flag designer dies

2019-05-12 19:29

The Department of Arts and Culture has paid tribute to 79-year-old Fred Brownwell, the man who designed SA's iconic democratic national flag.

Racists display old SA flag because they yearn for apartheid SA, court hears

2019-04-29 21:06

Racists display the apartheid flag because they yearn for apartheid South Africa which they used to celebrate, the SA Human Rights Commission's Wim Trengove, SC, has told the Equality Court.

Interracial couples still face social acceptance challenges despite the end of apartheid, 25 years ago

2019-04-23 11:11

Interracial couples stand out in post-apartheid South Africa

German Ambassador Martin Schäfer: On pride, patriotism and proper pronunciation

2019-04-14 09:00

Constitutional patriotism ever means complacency with the status quo. On the contrary, it means to me that it's crucial to get involved, writes Martin Schäfer.

Arrival of Jan Van Riebeeck led to Solomon Mahlangu's death: Mthethwa

2019-04-06 17:42

Young MK soldier Solomon Mahlangu, who was was executed on this day 40 years ago, rememebered..

Verwoerd, apartheid and race: How AfriForum's lineage shaped its ideas

2019-03-26 05:00

AfriForum has emerged as the unapologetic emissary of a new form of Afrikaner nationalism. Not surprising if you know where their roots lie, writes Pieter du Toit.

Die Stem sung at music festival in Europe

2019-03-20 11:54

The old South African anthem has been sung at a singing festival reportedly attended by right-wing nationalist groups in Belgium.

'Verwoerd' documentary must be retracted, urges IRR, AfriForum says 'nee wat'

2019-03-13 13:21

AfriForum should unconditionally retract a documentary that "soft-soaps" and "sanitises" apartheid, says the Institute of Race Relations director Frans Cronje.

'He's entitled to a nice and good life' – former apartheid hit squad head Staal Burger on Ferdi Barnard parole

2019-03-07 19:05

Former Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) head Colonel "Staal" Burger has welcomed a decision by Justice Minister Michael Masutha to release apartheid-era hitman Ferdi Barnard on parole.


Radio Freedom comes home

2019-05-16 11:40

Radio Freedom broadcast for the final time in August 1991 after ANC president Oliver Tambo assigned Thami Ntenteni to attend a conference in Holland to officially switch off Radio Freedom transmitters. Its equipment is finally coming home.

Flying the 'apartheid flag' is not about freedom of expression

2019-05-02 17:42

Afrikaans culture is wonderful and rich and deserves so much more than to be represented by an anachronistic icon of a hateful past, writes Howard Feldman.

WATCH: South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

2019-04-25 13:51

A quarter of a century after the advent of democracy in South Africa, teaching apartheid remains a difficult ride. WATCH

Why Steve Hofmeyr is increasingly being isolated

2019-04-18 12:29

Thanks to his popularity Steve Hofmeyr's race-baiting has been normalised over the years. He has been a fixture on society pages and the airwaves. But it seems those days are over, writes Pieter du Toit.

Pik Botha's collectibles up for auction

2019-04-06 18:16

The late Pik Botha's collectibles which include a "fair amount of bullion" are up for auction on Saturday.

Solidarity is working for the future – a response to Pieter du Toit

2019-03-28 08:56

It is not fair to create a caricature of our movement's policies and views and then shoot it down in flames. We are in favour of a healthy South African and Afrikaans patriotism, writes Flip Buys.

Garden of Remembrance unveiled for slain Cradock Four

2019-03-22 10:55

The Eastern Cape tourism department has unveiled a Garden of Remembrance in memory of four anti-apartheid activists known as The Cradock Four.

What I learnt about SA, in Berlin

2019-03-16 07:00

Lameez Omarjee reflects on the history of division in South Africa and Germany.

Buthelezi's delusions of a corruption-free homeland system a product of the ANC

2019-03-12 08:23

We should blame the ANC government for getting us to a point where Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has become so daring that he wants us to find the silver lining of the corrupt homeland system, writes Ralph Mathekga.

'He loved to be feared' - A reminder of who apartheid hitman Ferdi Barnard is

2019-03-07 16:01

If you really want to understand apartheid era hit man Ferdi Barnard, who is officially being released on full parole, you have to turn to the pages of Jacques Pauw’s chilling book 'Into the heart of Darkness', writes Mandy Wiener.

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