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Prison memories of a 15-year-old activist called Dikgang Moseneke
Prison memories of a 15-year-old activist called Dikgang Moseneke
In an edited excerpt from his autobiography, Dikgang Moseneke describes how he and his and his fellow prisoners were sent on their way to...
Ebrahim Harvey’s critique of Black Consciousness is yet another premature autopsy
Ebrahim Harvey’s critique of Black Consciousness is yet another premature autopsy
POLITICSReading Ebrahim Harvey’s piece “Shadow of Black Consciousness” (June 17) invoked the sounds of Wynton Marsalis, on his 1989...
Letters to the editor: December 18 to 22 2015
Letters to the editor: December 18 to 22 2015
I am not sure what more South Africans need to see before they decide that the ANC is no longer a party to take the country forward. It lost the...
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015
The letter from Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, through her spokesperson (
Cuban Five's trip to Robben Island an honour reciprocated
Cuban Five's trip to Robben Island an honour reciprocated
“It’s been such a great honour to visit this place with some of [former president Nelson] Mandela’s brave comrades,” wrote Gerardo...
10 things you didn't know about 'Mandela's' Robben Island
10 things you didn't know about 'Mandela's' Robben Island
Last week, South African president Jacob Zuma re-iterated his controversial position that 
[Slideshow]Posters that designed a democracy
[Slideshow]Posters that designed a democracy
An exhibition in Cape Town is showcasing handmade posters from the 1980s and 1990s that helped promote the revolution in South Africa.
Robben Island symbol of oppression given new life
Robben Island symbol of oppression given new life
Bizarre as it sounds, a symbol of oppression – metres of ugly meshed prison wire – has been transformed into trendy earrings, pendants and...
Robben Island Mandela memorial calls for reconciliation
Robben Island Mandela memorial calls for reconciliation
Former Robben Island political prisoner Lionel Davis has called on all South Africans to build on the spirit of reconciliation Nelson...
Palestinians take hope from Island
Palestinians take hope from Island
The wife of Marwan Barghouthi, a prominent ­Palestinian political ­figure, says she is hopeful that an international campaign calling for...
Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Robben Island
Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Robben Island
It was at the Grahamstown Festival of 1987 that my play Panorama had its world premiere. It was fitting that the 2013 novel, inspired by...
[Slideshow]Zuma: Mandela and Obama bound by history
[Slideshow]Zuma: Mandela and Obama bound by history
President Jacob Zuma drew parallels between US President Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela during the head of state's visit to the country.

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