The memorial was meant to celebrate struggle stalwart Joe Slovo but Blade Nzimande took the opportunity to tear into the media and opposition parties.
Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.
A kaleidoscopic night tour that is a welcome departure from Jo'burg's silent northern suburbs.
Joe Slovo and Chris Hani died believing citizen activism would outlive them and defend the justice and human rights they fought for, says Jay Naidoo.
A new social order needs to be based on a fully participatory democracy and selflessness, writes Jacklyn Cock.
The Joe Slovo Foundation, which will serve to commemorate his life's work and raise funds for education and housing, was established on Wednesday.
The ANC parliamentary caucus is running its own election campaign and to grace the recent launch it ran a number of ads in Sunday newspapers.
A report card on the new government. By Anton Harber.
Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Friday lambasted United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa for "exploiting" the concerns of Joe Slovo residents. The residents are facing eviction to make way for the flagship N2 Gateway housing project. "It is unfortunate that far from offering sound advice, he sought to exploit the people's concerns," she said.
More than 100 backyard dwellers from Delft and other areas of Cape Town will return to the Cape High Court on Thursday to contest their eviction from a government housing scheme. They occupied the N2 Gateway houses before Christmas and were granted a stay of eviction by the court.
Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Tuesday threatened forced removals in the wake of this week's housing protests in Cape Town. "Until now, no attempts have been made to force residents of the informal settlement at Joe Slovo to move," she said in a statement.
The situation at the scene of a housing protest at the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa, which earlier shut the N2 highway between Cape Town and the airport, is under control, said Captain Elliot Sinyangana of the Cape Town police on Monday. "Situation is calm at present, but we are monitoring the situation. The roads are clear and people can use the N2," he said.
The Young Communist League will on Tuesday launch a "Right to Learn" campaign in memory of Joe Slovo. Spokesperson Castro Ngobese said the purpose of the campaign was to to ensure that schools re-opened smoothly. "He was a selfless and dedicated communist, a fighter par excellence for the working class and the poor," he said.
Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa refused to be drawn on his nomination as African National Congress president on Wednesday night at the launch of a fund-raising campaign for the University of Venda. He was hounded for an answer from the minute he set foot through the door of Gallagher Estate, in Midrand.
The Cape High Court on Monday gave the go-ahead for the eviction of several thousand residents of the Joe Slovo informal settlement to make way for a housing development. Hundreds of Joe Slovo residents, who had gathered in the street outside the court, chanted angry slogans after the judgment was handed down.
The proposed relocation of residents of Joe Slovo informal settlement is a bid to reverse century-old wrongs, the Cape High Court was told on Thursday. Cape Judge President John Hlophe was hearing an application by provincial authorities for permission to relocate the community, currently living in shacks alongside Cape Town's N2 highway.
The Cape High Court has given residents of Cape Town's Joe Slovo informal settlement, who are opposing eviction, a week to appoint lawyers to represent them. Over a thousand residents packed the street outside the court on Wednesday morning under the watchful eye of police officers.