The activist professor’s second book explores the unvarnished truth behind assisted death
If we want a better country then we need to stop spouting slogans, organise and work together
As I enter the exhibition titled Names in Uphill Letters — A historiography of the newsmakers who tread(ed) South Africa’s soil, at the Workers Museum in Newtown, I encounter a photography lecturer, reflecting with a group of students on the picture frames by freelance photojournalist Jacob Mawela. The museum itself has a chequered history starting […]
Furthermore, each time a black person speaks openly about race it is mistaken for a confrontation. Perhaps black people themselves are not socialised to be confrontational towards whites.
St Paul’s doctrinal legacy includes antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia and the divine right of kings. Thankfully, there is another tradition, personified by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Homophobia persists in mainstream churches despite the acceptance of the queer community by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane and Bishop Paul Verryn
The best way to honour Tutu’s legacy is to champion his values of unity, justice and compassion, as espoused in the charter to which he contributed
The president said slurs against the judiciary, sabotage against institutions and the findings of the Zondo commission showed the need to protect democracy
The hardest part of reckoning is the reckoning and where the archbishop is resented it is not for the ways in which the TRC failed but those in which it succeeded and brought an unfathomable past into a flawed present, writes Elisha Kunene.
Famous for his modesty, The Arch gave instructions for a simple, no-frills ceremony, with a cheap coffin, followed by an eco-friendly cremation.
Like human composting, a technique of composting bodies with layers of organic material like leaves or wood chips, aquamation is still authorised only in certain countries.
Desmond Tutu will be laid to rest at St George’s Cathedral, fittingly known as the “people’s cathedral”, on Saturday.
Arch was one of the most positive, funny, life-affirming people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, writes Richard Branson.
‘The Arch’ never stopped joking as he fought oppression locally and globally, writes Thembisa Fakude.
Tutu’s influence on South Africa has been immense, offering hope for a brighter future while never shirking the responsibility of doing what is needed to achieve it
The archbishop was a ‘strong tree’ who made life’s journey more bearable, writes Zubeida Jaffer.
The archbishop was a man of forgiveness who was bravely outspoken during apartheid and in the democratic era persistently asked us to look deeper and be better.
As the confessor-in-chief of South Africa’s transition to democracy, the archbishop upheld a vision of political justice rooted in atonement and empathy, rather than action and accountability
Michael Brown, a reader from Cape Town, tells how Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu taught him that a strong man can cry
Farouk Arie, a Mail & Guardian reader, writes what Archbishop Desmond Tutu meant to him
Global leaders send their condolences after the passing of the Arch, hailing him as a pioneer, a friend and a great warrior for justice.
One of the world’s most respected spiritual and human rights leaders, Tutu was a living testament to faith in action, insuppressible in his opposition against the evils of racism
Nobel Peace Prize winner and TRC chair hailed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as a ‘patriot without equal’
Research is revealing that poetry may be just what leaders need to navigate today’s troubled waters
The draft Bill proposes to shield academics and scholars who propagate racist and bigoted ideas
Once again the issue of voluntary euthanasia is before the courts, and once again the state is trying to hold back the inevitable
Demonstrations of common humanity are a powerful tool to help us navigate our way through the pandemic
The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy
Although leaders of the reconciliation era accept South Africa’s last white president, younger politicians are not as forgiving
The musician may not have known who to vote for, but he is in tune with our political past and present
The anti-apartheid stalwart, and Nobel Peace Prize winner cast his special vote at his Milnerton home in Cape Town on Monday morning
HIV is no longer in the headlines in South Africa