Ramaphosa pays tribute to 'valiant fighter' Hugh Lewin

2019-01-18 08:47

'We have lost an incredible writer and a valiant soldier who fought fearlessly for human rights and the justice and freedom that are the hallmarks of our democracy,' Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

'Uncompromising freedom fighter' who brokered taxi peace - former Gauteng MEC laid to rest

2019-01-03 12:19

Former Gauteng transport MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has been remembered as a dedicated man, who committed his life to the provision of basic services.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

2018-12-01 07:40

American President George H.W. Bush, at 94 years old, was one of two of the longest-lived US presidents. He and former President Jimmy Carter were the same age.

Chikane's death a 'tremendous blow to ANC and society'

2018-10-18 16:01

Moses 'Moss' Chikane's death is a tremendous blow to the ANC and society at large, the party says, describing him as a gentle giant.

Peter Tapsell, former 'father' of UK Commons, dies aged 88

2018-08-19 15:33

Peter Tapsell, the former 'father' of the British parliament's lower House of Commons, has died aged 88, the chairman of his local Conservative Party branch has announced.

Celebrated photographer David Goldblatt dies, aged 87

2018-06-25 11:53

Veteran photographer David Goldblatt has died at the age of 87.

WATCH: 'That Hector Pieterson picture is not the only shot Sam Nzima should be remembered for'

Iconic photographer Sam Nzima has been praised by colleagues at his memorial in Parktown. Nzima was best known for his picture of Hector Pieterson during the June 16 student uprisings in Soweto in 1976. Watch.

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ANC mourns loss of 'gentle giant of our struggle' Skweyiya

2018-04-11 11:03

The ANC says the life of veteran Zola Skweyiya was one of service, excellence and love for his people and the movement.

Struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba dies

2017-12-08 14:10

Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba has died, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has announced.

Veteran judge George Maluleke dies, aged 76

2017-08-08 17:32

Veteran judge George Maluleke has died at the age of 76.


Anti-apartheid activist and award-winning author Hugh Lewin dies

2019-01-17 13:20

South African author, journalist and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Lewin has died.

2018: The year South Africa lost giants of the nation

2018-12-31 11:30

As 2018 draws to a close, it will be remembered as the year that South Africa bid farewell to several of its A-list actors, singers, politicians, and most poignantly, the mother of the nation.

Mtshali was a 'well-rounded' activist - Dlamini-Zuma

2018-10-21 19:18

There was no task to small nor too huge for struggle stalwart Eric “Stalin” Mtshali, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has said.

From teacher to minister: Molewa's life was one of service

2018-09-22 16:10

Since the 1970s, Molewa lived a life of service to South Africa and its people.

'A fighter for the freedom of all South Africans' - Ramaphosa, political parties pay tribute to Mama Sobukwe

2018-08-15 12:21

Messages of condolences have streamed in from the president and political parties following the death of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the widow of PAC founder Robert Sobukwe.

Celebrated American literary giant Philip Roth dies, aged 85

2018-05-23 09:03

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.

News of Skweyiya's death leaked before family members informed

2018-04-11 15:05

While not blaming the media, the family of former minister Zola Skweyiya says it is regrettable that news of his death was leaked before most of his family was told.

Richard van der Ross dies, aged 96

2017-12-13 15:04

Professor Richard van der Ross, author, former teacher, anti-apartheid activist and Freeman of the City of Cape Town, has died at the age of 96.

Gabriel Mthunzi Mthembu: The 'naughty' of cruel Quatro

2017-08-13 06:07

There are places the mention of whose very names evokes memories. For former Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) members who were exiled in Angola, one such name is Quatro, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

Mamoepa honoured as principled communicator, 'committed cadre' at funeral

2017-07-29 10:45

Former SABC acting chief executive Phil Molefe has paid tribute to long-time government spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa as a candid journalist and skilled government communicator at an official funeral taking place in Pretoria.

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