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‘Prisoner 913’: The long, zigzagging path to Mandela’s release

A new book draws on the secret archive of NP justice minister Kobie Coetsee to paint a detailed picture of the lead-up to Nelson Mandela’s release. Shaun de Waal spoke to co-author Riaan de Villiers

A Player in apartheid gets award

South Africa’s legendary golfer, who is said to have aided the past regime, is honoured by Trump

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

A Sona to reflect troubled times

Ramaphosa and his role model Nelson Mandela became presidents of South Africa in very trying times

Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships

Campaigning by billboard

Political posters persuade the undecided, rally supporters to a cause and get the public to vote

Rule of law requires our real respect

Be aware that history repeats itself — even when two types of government appear vastly different

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History, politics, drugs, terrorists, cartoons, sport celebrities and memoirs ... expand your knowledge over the Christmas period

Police breathe new life into ‘cold case of over 30 years’

Police are investigating the allegations of a paedophile ring contained in the book 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island'

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’

Of ciphers and little favours

The Broederbond itself — dedicated to ensuring the supremacy of Afrikaners —was split into verkrampte and verligte tendencies

Coalition crash leaves DA cornered

The party has a lot to do after the spectacular failure of its much-vaunted strategy to govern

The battle for restitution in Alex is never-ending

It’s not only the original property owners but also young people who dream about land

Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free

Apartheid’s ministers must account for their crimes and we too need to confront them

Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially

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Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!