Ruth First

 
The other side of the cell
The other side of the cell
There are so many stories about women who were detained for their fight for freedom from apartheid. These include the likes of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Fatima Meer and Ruth First....
Apartheid killings and awkward questions
Apartheid killings and awkward questions
INCORRUPTIBLE: THE STORY OF THE MURDERS OF DULCIE SEPTEMBER, ANTON LUBOWSKI AND CHRIS HANI by Evelyn Groenink (ZAM)
A song of constant beginnings
A song of constant beginnings
The poet’s biographer on how he brought together the African and diasporic traditions of resistance and art
When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
My sisters and I are freedom’s children, born into the ANC and nurtured within a revolutionary community whose sole purpose was to fight...
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution – in fact it’s two revolutions. The one in February 1917 overthrew the Russian monarchy. The second one, in October 1917, came...
Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future
Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future
The 15th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture was held at the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday under the theme "Violence and Rage"....
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Ruth First
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Ruth First
Anti-apartheid activist, communist, journalist, prisoner, academic, mother and victim of assassination: Ruth First indeed led an extraordinary life.
Slovo, First biography - Bedfellows of a different feather
Slovo, First biography - Bedfellows of a different feather
RUTH FIRST AND JOE SLOVO IN THE WAR AGAINST APARTHEID by Alan Wieder (Jacana)
Coup by the connected and corrupt
Coup by the connected and corrupt
August 17 marked the 30th anniversary of the murder of Ruth First. She was an incisive writer, a ­democrat in undemocratic times, a white woman...
The First pan-African martyr
The First pan-African martyr
Ruth First fought injustice and pursued a better life for all Africans, but she was killed by a letter bomb 12 years before the liberation of her...
Vavi questions Protection of Information Bill
Vavi questions Protection of Information Bill
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi criticised the proposed Protection of Information Bill during the...
The hidden citizens
The hidden citizens
Ruth First Fellowship winner and photographer Alon Skuy explains how he interpreted the theme of this year's Ruth First lecture: politics and...

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