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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.
Coalition crash leaves DA cornered
Coalition crash leaves DA cornered
The Democratic Alliance has long premised its prospects for growth and its view of the future on coalition politics. This is not surprising and,...
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
Mark Minnie was 12 years old in 1972 when he was raped by 17-year-old twins, Bryce and Mickey. They lived in the same neighbourhood.
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
Amid extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel – commemorated by Palestinians as the
[From our archives] 20 bizarre apartheid moments
[From our archives] 20 bizarre apartheid moments
1. Actually, we have no race classification in the strict sense of the word. We have population grouping. We in South Africa are not at all...
Last Boer general fears for the future
Last Boer general fears for the future
The last of the Boer generals blames Nelson Mandela. Constand Viljoen says Mandela was the "bedevilling factor" in the negotiations in...
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Five reasons I don't miss the Nats
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Five reasons I don't miss the Nats
Corruption, carelessness, nepotism, rotten service delivery, arrogance, lies, racism. Today those words have meaning and topicality.
PW Botha's secret stroke blocked path of reform
PW Botha's secret stroke blocked path of reform
It is an intriguing thought.
The slow and steady death of the Dutch Reformed Church
The slow and steady death of the Dutch Reformed Church
It was during the one beautiful Afrikaans hymn that I closed my eyes and I was instantly transported about 40 years back to the platteland Dutch...
Call for provinces to stay, but not in current form
Call for provinces to stay, but not in current form
Following endless debate since 1994 about the necessity and relevance of the provinces, the ANC seems to have agreed to keep them, deciding not to...
Obama focuses on McCain during Florida stop
Obama focuses on McCain during Florida stop
Barack Obama sounded like the Democratic presidential nominee on a visit to the November election battleground of Florida on Wednesday, praising...

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