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EXCLUSIVE: OR Tambo’s forgotten speech at Chatham House

‘The choice we are faced with is to submit or fight’

‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era

Beautiful voices, good laughs and sadness in this film, about religion, war and conscripts during apartheid

Minnie’s death raises questions

The author was probing new leads after linking apartheid-era ministers to a paedophile ring

‘Lost Boys’ author found dead. What happens now?

‘Lost Boys’ co-author Mark Minnie was reportedly found dead on Monday in Port Elizabeth

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

Editorial: It is time that we listen and learn

We find ourselves in a vitriolic debate about our history —who did what, why did they do it, who can be trusted and who sold out

Winnie’s death a chance for us to introspect

Judging her by long-held patriarchal standards only exposes our society’s misogynistic gaze

Mozambican war victims embrace their new home in Limpopo

The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent aspiration for dignity and agency.

Thanks for reminding us Steve, we want to apologise for apartheid

As the architects of apartheid, it's time for black people to collectively say sorry for the system Mandela designed to exploit white people.

Zuma’s Nkandla comparison raises alarms

The FW de Klerk foundation has said Zuma's comments regarding the distinction between proper state expenditure and self-enrichment are disturbing.

A plaas baas is still the bee’s knees

Colonialism and apartheid came and went, but the defining symbol of status - a farm - remains the same.

PW Botha’s secret stroke blocked path of reform

Did the rupture of a blood vessel in PW Botha's brain prevent SA from starting the process of a negotiated settlement in 1985 rather than in 1990?

The day apartheid started dying

Hermann Giliomee explains how former president PW Botha's Rubicon speech increased white South Africa's isolation in 1985.

Nuke talks ‘above Pik Botha’s pay-grade’

A US academic told the <em>M&G</em> on Tuesday that Pik Botha would not have known about discussions with the Israel regarding nuclear weapons.

Israel denies ‘nuclear exchange’ talks with SA

Israel never "negotiated the exchange" of nuclear weapons with South Africa, President Shimon Peres said on Monday.

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