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The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic...
Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
Amid extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
Academic and political analyst Sithembile Mbete taught me a simple but crucial insight into the true cost of racism. There is a lot intuitively...
PODCAST: Freedom for sale
PODCAST: Freedom for sale
When apartheid ended, the big companies that helped the regime buy weapons continued to do business with the new government. Until today, these...
Ramaphosa, ANC hail veteran photographer Sam Nzima
Ramaphosa, ANC hail veteran photographer Sam Nzima
President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC on Sunday hailed the achievements of veteran photographer Sam Nzima, who died over the weekend.
Slice of life: ‘I sought my own slave saint’
Slice of life: ‘I sought my own slave saint’
It starts as a child. I was born to a single mom and I only met my father when I was in my 40s. My family is all mixed.
Court order could bankrupt South African History Archive
Court order could bankrupt South African History Archive
A high court judgement has left the South African History Archive (SAHA) reeling following a cost order which could put the organisation out of...
Luthuli inquest could be reopened
Luthuli inquest could be reopened
The Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have begun a probe into the circumstances around the death in 1967 of ANC president general...
It’s Blac to the future in Bishop Lavis
It’s Blac to the future in Bishop Lavis
At the height of apartheid, with Security Branch officers terrorising people in townships across the country, residents of Bishop Lavis in Cape...
Detainee’s ‘suicide’ revisited
Detainee’s ‘suicide’ revisited
It has been 41 years but the photographs of the scene of Hoosen Haffejee’s death in a cell in Durban’s Brighton Beach police station have not...
Zille, return the land, protesters say
Zille, return the land, protesters say
Nomthandazo Nokubeke (45) once lived in a small room with Cape Town’s famed Lion’s Head mountain towering behind. Her home was in a Sea Point...
isiZulu literature gets a boost
isiZulu literature gets a boost
In July 2017, husband-and-wife team Ariana (née Munsamy) and Wade Smit started a publishing house called Kwasukela Books, because of a desire to...

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