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.

Reopen all unresolved apartheid martyr cases, foundation asks justice minister

2019-06-12 08:22

Following the case against apartheid cop Joao Roderigues, the cases of all those killed in apartheid prisons should be given immediate attention, the Imam Haron Foundation demands.

Roderigues' permanent stay of prosecution application dismissed

2019-06-03 10:43

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed the application of apartheid-era cop Joao "Jan" Roderigues for a permanent stay of prosecution.

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


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.

Ahmed Timol murder: Roderigues still has an opportunity to make a full disclosure - family

2019-06-03 14:03

The family of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol says the law must take its course - not only for him, but for many other activists who died at the hands of apartheid-era police officers.

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

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