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The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
Just over a decade ago the movie The Skeleton Key came out. There was a haunted house, malicious ghosts, and a line that stuck: “But I...
FACTBOX: Which countries have the most slaves? Key figures from Global Slavery Index
FACTBOX: Which countries have the most slaves? Key figures from Global Slavery Index
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Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
South Africans from all walks of life commemorated the Sharpeville Massacre on Monday, with politicians using the day to encourage national unity,...
Recalcitrant Mauritania clings to its slave culture
Recalcitrant Mauritania clings to its slave culture
Protesters marking the first anniversary of the conviction and imprisonment of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery activists are facing an...
Forgotten bones haunt Cape Town
Forgotten bones haunt Cape Town
Cape Town is on edge and not even Table Mountain can hide the racism churning through the Mother City. But as racism surfaces into public...
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel...
Slaves: South Africa’s first freedom fighters
Slaves: South Africa’s first freedom fighters
December 1 slips past relatively unnoticed on Cape Town’s calendar. But for Tauriq Mellet, a 60-year-old heritage activist, it is “a day when a...
Slavery and migration: same thing?
Slavery and migration: same thing?
It started with a text from a Houston ninth-grader to his mother. On reading a caption in his geography textbook describing slaves as “workers”, Coby Burren (15) sent a photo and a message to his mother. “We was real hard workers wasn’t we?” he wrote....
Cameron's jailhouse rocks Jamaica as reparations pressure grows
Cameron's jailhouse rocks Jamaica as reparations pressure grows
Given that Jamaicans were shackled by Britain for 180 years in chattel slavery, many islanders felt a sense of déjà vu with United...
From slave trading post to royal prison
From slave trading post to royal prison
The view of the Calabar River from Government Hill is spectacular. It is easy to imagine that Consul Edward Hewett must have stood on the top floor...
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The Western Cape has been under the control of the now-defunct National Party, the ANC and presently the Democratic Alliance (DA) since the...

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