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Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa
Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa
South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently declared 20 marine sites as protected areas. One of them is Robben Island, the site of the prison...
Motsamai journeys from prison to Parliament
Motsamai journeys from prison to Parliament
From swapping the orange overalls of a prisoner for the red overalls of the Economic Freedom Fighters, to the National Council of Provinces, Kenny...
Top 10 things to do in Cape Town in just 24 hours
Top 10 things to do in Cape Town in just 24 hours
Looking back at my first trip to Cape Town, I realise how much of a fail it was - always wishing I did things differently and knowing someone...
Veronica Sobukwe's guiding ethos
Veronica Sobukwe's guiding ethos
Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe’s life is an amazing testament to the ways in which care was central to the struggle against apartheid. From her days in...
Robben Island bones require a deeper dig
Robben Island bones require a deeper dig
An archaeological find on Robben Island could unveil long-lost secrets of the former prison’s colonial past.
SA needs a leader of Sobukwe’s calibre
SA needs a leader of Sobukwe’s calibre
I am here to deliver a tribute lecture to a great soul, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. A tribute to Sobukwe is, in the words of Kevin Harris, a...
Sobukwe was no apartheid sellout, as Mapaila claims
Sobukwe was no apartheid sellout, as Mapaila claims
The deputy general secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP), Solly Mapaila, has claimed that the founding president of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, was a revolutionary favoured by the apartheid regime. ...
Walking in Mandela’s virtual shoes
Walking in Mandela’s virtual shoes
Often a teacher will ask a class to imagine they are at a point in history. But, unless a learner has the chance to go to a historical site, or...
100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
The doctor and his ‘subversive surgery’
The doctor and his ‘subversive surgery’
A recent book, Chota Motala: A Biography of Political Activism in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands (KZN Press), recounts the doctor’s...
A UDF activist remembers Winnie
A UDF activist remembers Winnie
There was a car in Cape Town, where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would sit in the passenger seat, her sharp gaze watching the city pass by through her...
‘There is no power on earth that can compare with religion’
‘There is no power on earth that can compare with religion’
Religion, especially belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, has always been a controversial subject that splits nations and even families. But...

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