Hendrik Verwoerd

 
Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’
Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’
Growing up in Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) in the 1920s and 1930s, Dimitri Tsafendas would play sword-fight with his friends.
Stop calling us ‘coloured’ and denying us our diverse African identities
Stop calling us ‘coloured’ and denying us our diverse African identities
A colonial and apartheid past of policies and laws based on ‘define and rule’ is expressing itself in the current...
The law can change racist minds
The law can change racist minds
Much recent news and public discourse might seem to indicate that South Africa’s non-racial rainbow is fading. Racism, its...
Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’
Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’
Charles Darwin speculated that the origins of modern human beings may be traced to Africa. It took more than a century of hard research, exploration and scientific endeavour for his hunch to be vindicated....
Jury's still out on whether Tsafendas was a political hero or a deranged assassin
Jury's still out on whether Tsafendas was a political hero or a deranged assassin
On September 6 1966, parliamentary messenger Demitrio Tsafendas stabbed South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd to death in Parliament, in...
Our best Verwoerd forward
Our best Verwoerd forward
When Melanie Verwoerd (46) met Nelson Mandela for the first time back in 1990, she was 23. Madiba’s eyes lit up when he heard her surname...
FF Plus: DA renamed Verwoerd Primary to gain black voters
FF Plus: DA renamed Verwoerd Primary to gain black voters
"The attitude of the Freedom Front flies in the face of everything South Africans are trying to do, to overcome the legacy of apartheid and...
Apartheid speech came as big surprise
Apartheid speech came as big surprise
In "The day apartheid...
Where apartheid statues go to die
Where apartheid statues go to die
'What are they going to do with the head?" I wondered as the noose on the strap tightened around the prime minister's stiff neck.
FF+: DA in late-night raid on Verwoed statue
FF+: DA in late-night raid on Verwoed statue
Members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) removed a statue of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd, from Meyerton in Midvaal, south of...

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