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Taking the battle to the grave: South Africa’s contested sites

In his swansong, Santu Mofokeng ruminates on mortality, ancestry and dispossession

To reckon with Winnie’s ghost

This is not comfortable reading, says Sisonke Msimang

Learning to commune with the dead

In visiting her loved one's grave and talking to them, the writer treks an unknown path.

Ancestry: The ultimate selfie

A quick DNA test at the Origins Centre in Jo’burg can show you just how insignificant you are

Get your child in the true spirit of Christmas

Children will enjoy – and adults will be thankful for – this addition to the family’s book shelf

Us in the house of mirrors

An illness plagues the women here — drawing them together, then apart, then together again

By the grace of you

Two friends talk about depression — a subject often brushed off until things fall apart

Slice of Life: Checking in with my ancestors

Boitumelo Mantji realised that she felt alone because her ancestors couldn't find here

Ancestors and strong women steer Helen Sebidi’s art

Mythology – totemic animals and spirit guides – is evident in her contorted, cramped figures.

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