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Editorial: To those doing the hard work
Editorial: To those doing the hard work
Two significant figures in the South African media landscape died this week. One, Ronnie Mamoepa, was the consummate political spokesperson, a man...
Ronnie Mamoepa dead at 56 after long illness
Ronnie Mamoepa dead at 56 after long illness
Ronnie Mamoepa (56) passed away in Pretoria on Saturday at 23h15 after a long illness.
Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
Ray Phiri’s death is not being mourned in isolation. With him goes jazz musician and teacher to many, Johnny Mekoa.
The poet by whom the English language lives
The poet by whom the English language lives
Derek Walcott, the poet-chronicler of the island life, died, aged 87, in Saint Lucia, Caribbean, on March 17 after a long illness. He set out to be...
Rest in power, Miriam Tlali: Author, enemy of apartheid and feminist
Rest in power, Miriam Tlali: Author, enemy of apartheid and feminist
Renowned South African author Miriam Masoli Tlali passed away on...
Judge Essa Moosa 'was like a beacon of hope in dark times'
Judge Essa Moosa 'was like a beacon of hope in dark times'
Judge Essa Moosa died peacefully on Sunday morning after a short illness, a family spokesperson has said.
Singer Thandi Klaasen has died at 86
Singer Thandi Klaasen has died at 86
South African singer Thandi Klaasen has died at the age of 86 after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer recently. News of her death was...
Death of an anarchist
Death of an anarchist
Was it coincidence that on the day the Nobel prize in literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, his fellow laureate Dario Fo died? Or was it Euterpe,...
Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour
Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour
South African Kwaito star Mandoza has died on Sunday. He was 38.
Businessman Don Mkhwanazi dies
Businessman Don Mkhwanazi dies
The ANC has paid tribute to prominent businessman and a close ally of president ...

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