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Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla

The first in a two-part series by Thami Mkhwanazi. This week: Life in the camps

Premier dragged into kgosi battle

A deposed leader wants to hold Refilwe Mtshweni responsible for ignoring a court order to release a report on the issue

What was taken must be returned

Mahikeng locals are still bitter about strongman rule and the kgosi who handed over their land

Mythology in the age of sci-fi

Local myths, born of violence, can be subverted to reflect the new conditions of the black cultural imagination

What is the Legacy of Lucas Mangope?

For Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Mangope's death brings into focus the role of bantustans and their leaders in upholding apartheid's mission.

Bop citizens tell of ‘days of plenty’ under Mangope

But others recall the brutality of his soldiers and police and the illusion of freedom

On Bop and the legacy of nostalgia

It’s not strange that people feel nostalgic about Bophuthatswana – it’s part of being South African

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