It was 1988, Salman Rushdie had been 'disinvited' from the Weekly Mail Book Week and SA literature giants were at loggerheads, recalls Anton Harber.
The ANCYL has used the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech to say that not voting in coming elections would be blasphemous.
Nelson Mandela's will could reignite a power struggle after he chose Graca Machel, Makaziwe and Zenani to represent the family on big decisions.
George Bizos has accused the the police's operational commander at the Marikana intervention of being "willfully blind" when protesters were shot.
With a general election next year, both the ANC and DA are likely to work hard to capture a slice of the "Mandela magic".
Advocate George Bizos, Nelson Mandela's lawyer, confidant and friend, describes the icon's selfless strategy during the Rivonia Trial.
The Farlam commission has heard police officers ordered four mortuary vehicles to be at the hill at Marikana hours before the shootings last year.
Advocate George Bizos says Parliament will need to look at a number of sections of the secrecy Bill to ensure its constitutionality.
A court application for the removal of trustees by Nelson Mandela's children has been struck off the roll, says Norton Rose Fulbright.
The fight between Tokyo Sexwale, Bally Chuene, George Bizos, and the Mandelas for legal rights might be further delayed or struck off the court roll.
Police changed their version of events at Marikana to fit the evidence of expert witnesses, the Farlam commission of inquiry heard.
The family of Nelson Mandela has sought to present a united front in a dispute with longtime associates of the former president.
A granddaughter of Nelson Mandela has harshly criticised lawyer George Bizos in an escalation of a dispute over funds linked to SA's former president.
Nelson Mandela's children have launched a court bid to remove advocate George Bizos and others as directors of two of his companies, states a report.
Police chief Riah Phiyega has admitted that she did refer to the muddy police doctrine of "maximum force" in relation to the Marikana massacre.
Respected human rights lawyer George Bizos has used a submission by late chief justice Arthur Chaskalson to argue against the Legal Practice Bill.
Advocate George Bizos has questioned police training co-ordinator, Brigadier Petrus Breytenbach, on the deployment of specialised units to Marikana.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the secrecy Bill would criminalise union officials' obligation to assist whistle-blowers.
On the wild frontier where law meets politics, advocate Anton Ackermann SC appears to be a Lone Ranger.