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Terry Bell

Terry Bell

    Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
    Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
    Though not as widely known as she perhaps should have been, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan spent her life advocating for the rights of different people.
    South African women's rights activist Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan dies at 96 in the US
    South African women's rights activist Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan dies at 96 in the US
    One of South Africa’s great fighters against apartheid and for women’s rights died on Sunday in the US. Phyllis Priscilla Ntantala-Jordan was 96.
    Afcon festivities belie Equatorial Guinea's tyrannical history
    Afcon festivities belie Equatorial Guinea's tyrannical history
    With the world’s eyes on the tiny African nation, its president is hoping the Africa Cup of Nations will bring the approval he so desperately seeks.
    Resilient in the Struggle
    Resilient in the Struggle
    Fiercely nonsectarian, outspoken and with a keen mind, she had a deserved reputation for speaking out against perceived injustices.
    Distorted story has raised doubts about a reputable forum
    Distorted story has raised doubts about a reputable forum
    Terry Bell responds to the M&G's stories over two weeks concerning the Forum for Public Dialogue and its chairperson, Moeletsi Mbeki.
    Bigotry rides rampant
    Bigotry rides rampant
    Bigotry is again riding rampant in reaction to last week's Zapiro cartoon in the Mail & Guardian, argues political analyst Terry Bell.
    When free lunches are hard to swallow
    When free lunches are hard to swallow
    Within the trade union movement, billions have been made by those who chose the path of investing the money of unionised workers.
    State agencies punch hole in Act
    State agencies punch hole in Act
    South Africa's much-vaunted right to freedom of information was undermined last year, simply because the directors general of some of the country's intelligence agencies requested it. Like all government departments, they have, by law, to list all of the records they hold. But this does not mean that access to them is free or automatic -- only that reasons should be given for denying access.
    Media misled over missing TRC files
    Media misled over missing TRC files
    The national archivist and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development last year deliberately lied to the Mail & Guardian about the whereabouts of 34 boxes of missing Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documents.
    Location of missing TRC files remains a mystery
    Location of missing TRC files remains a mystery
    The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) are flouting the law and blocking access to our constitutional right to information.
    'Missing' truth files are in NIA's hands
    'Missing' truth files are in NIA's hands
    A formal investigation has been launched by the National Archives into the 34 boxes and two folders of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documents earlier reported missing by the M&G