Hendrik Verwoerd

A usefully awkward encounter with Verwoerd

An interview with Wilhelm Verwoerd raises a conundrum about how to grapple with our past

Don’t censor the red berets, describe them

People need the facts to make informed choices, which is what journalists should be providing

Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’

Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who killed the architect of apartheid, was an enigmatic ‘revolutionary’ with a ‘deep social conscience’

The law can change racist minds

Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface

Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’

This beautifully written, well researched story of the origins of man forces us to today confront the social construct of ‘race’

Jury’s still out on whether Tsafendas was a political hero or a deranged assassin

It’s 50 years since Demitrio Tsafendas murdered Hendrik Verwoerd. In a new book, his advocate’s son describes how his legacy remains in limbo.

Our best Verwoerd forward

Melanie married into the family, but found that the name has been as much a source of strength as a burden.

FF Plus: DA renamed Verwoerd Primary to gain black voters

The Democratic Alliance has condemned the Freedom Front Plus over its criticism regarding the name change of Dr Verwoed Primary School in Meyerton.

Apartheid speech came as big surprise

The Rubicon speech was received with great dismay by South Africa's diplomats, writes Pieter Wolvaardt.

Where apartheid statues go to die

When a bust of Hendrik Verwoerd disappeared into the night in Midvaal, the question arose: What actually happens to the statues from our sordid past?

FF+: DA in late-night raid on Verwoed statue

Members of the DA removed a statue of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd, from Meyerton on Wednesday night, the FF+ has claimed.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income