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Editorial: To those doing the hard work

Journalists today are operating in a fairly hostile climate. Two great men died.

Ronnie Mamoepa dead at 56 after long illness

Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson died on Saturday

Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu

Ray Phiri and Johnny Mekoa survived apartheid, succumbing to mortality while leaving behind exemplary legacies.

Joel Joffe, the lawyer who helped put the apartheid regime on trial

From Rivonia Trial defence architect to Oxfam director, the life of Joel Joffe is worth remembering.

The poet by whom the English language lives

Derek Walcott’s muse inspired his evocative poetry, which also explored Caribbean identity

Rest in power, Miriam Tlali: Author, enemy of apartheid and feminist

Tlali was the first black South African woman to publish a novel in English within the country’s borders.

Judge Essa Moosa ‘was like a beacon of hope in dark times’

Judge was first person to call for thousands of people jailed in the 1980s.

Singer Thandi Klaasen has died at 86

The South African star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer recently.

Death of an anarchist

Dario Fo – actor, director, playwright, singer, activist, jester and satirist – exposed abusive systems of power

​Humanitarian and union leader Phiroshaw Camay dies aged 69

He spent two decades working to strengthen civil society, after leading two trade unions.

Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour

Mduduzi Tshabalala passed away on Sunday after having been diagnosed with a brain tumour in May last year.

Businessman Don Mkhwanazi dies

Close Zuma ally Don Mkhwanazi, founder of the Black Management Forum and instrumental in driving the agenda of economic transformation, passed away.

David Beresford: Reporter who was also a great writer

David Beresford was known and admired by his peers for his dedication to the craft of journalism.

Investigative reporter David Beresford saw the big picture

David Beresford was known and admired by his peers for his dedication to the craft of journalism, writes seasoned journalist Anton Harber.

Historian who lit intellectual veld fires

Martin Legassick, expelled from the ANC, was acclaimed as one of the leading thinkers of the South African left.

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