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Museum saved by ‘love letters’

The coronavirus pandemic dealt the District Six Museum a heavy blow, forcing it to close its doors. But the fighting spirit of its patrons has opened them again.

Busy Bee continues to sting despite challenges

Cape Town’s oldest Black rugby club personifies the problems Black rugby faces, including attempts to have its history erased, being affected by apartheid and struggling financially for good resources

Bo-Kaap locks itself down early

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap community was effectively sealed off from visitors more than a week before the president’s announcement

An open letter to the City of Cape Town: Land restitution and the Rondebosch Golf Club

Families were forcibly removed during apartheid and this dispossession has not been rectified during democracy

Proclamation 73: Forgotten people returned to history

An exhibition draws on people’s personal albums to reconstruct a past that is missing from current narratives

Attacking SA’s race laws bought time

There were small gains to be had by finding loopholes in the laws that bolstered apartheid

Architecture should be based  on people’s needs

Development initiatives need to consider the contexts, past and present, in which they occur to ensure human-centred solutions

Land restitution is an urban issue

It has been largely successful but limited by family fights and an urban land shortage

​Arundhati Roy: Brilliant, troubled and troubling

The acclaimed author unwittingly finds herself in disputed territory but she sticks to her principles and keeps on fighting

How land expropriation would work

The way in which land is expropriated is just as important as the outcomes that are achieved

Building bridges over taken land

"Do I go Winnie or Mandela on him? Urrrggghhhh, I’m just trying to get fit, I don’t want to think about racism right now bletty shet".

Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents

‘Grace’ explores the imbalance of concealing and confronting as well as inherited histories and the complex ways they influence the future

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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