As I enter the exhibition titled Names in Uphill Letters — A historiography of the newsmakers who tread(ed) South Africa’s soil, at the Workers Museum in Newtown, I encounter a photography lecturer, reflecting with a group of students on the picture frames by freelance photojournalist Jacob Mawela. The museum itself has a chequered history starting […]
Palaeontology has a long history of pushing the ‘pure race’ theory but finally reached the conclusion that ‘we are all one human race’
Little Foot grabbed the world’s attention and the palaeontologist credited with the discovery was sure to recognise Stephen Motsumi and Nkwane Molefe
It’s not unusual to hear an octogenarian described as a fossil but you dared not say that about Phillip Tobias, writes Anthony Paton.
What was it that made Phillip Tobias so charismatic? He undoubtedly had personal magnetism, which is impossible to analyse, writes Jane Dugard.
Goran Strkalj and Jane Dugardpay tribute to Phillip Tobias – one of the world’s greatest palaeoanthropologists – who died last week at the age of 86.
After battling a long illness, Professor Emeritus Phillip Tobias passed away on Thursday morning.
The Palaeontological Scientific Trust launched ‘Scatterlings of Africa’, which aims to use fossils to promote common aancestry and heritage tourism.
At work a few weeks ago I began to see sudden flashes of light, which was strange for a cloudless day in Port Elizabeth…
Dozens of prominent South Africans have signed a statement condemning a racist video that surfaced at the University of the Free State (UFS) last month. The list of 81 signatories includes renowned authors Nadine Gordimer and Andre Brink, journalists John Perlman and Max du Preez, retired judge Arthur Chaskalson and cartoonist Zapiro.