Ruth First

The other side of the cell

But what of the women who were employed to guard the detained activists during this time of struggle?

Apartheid killings and awkward questions

A book long in the making about controversial assassinations challenges official accounts

When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart

‘This book is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by it’

The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries

Recollections often revolve around images of powerful men but women have always been key participants in the Communist movement.

Lwandile Fikeni’s Ruth First speech on rage in the rainbow nation is indispensable

Rage is being expressed in response to institutional violence against the poor and the marginalised.

Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future

The keynote address struck a chord with university students, who were encouraged to channel their discontent and use it to bring about change.

Slovo, First biography – Bedfellows of a different feather

Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.

Coup by the connected and corrupt

South Africa is a democratic touchstone in the new Africa. We are safe. But are we? Or have we perhaps been lulled into a false sense of security?

The First pan-African martyr

Ruth First pursued a better life for all Africans, but she was killed by a letter bomb 12 years before the liberation of her country.

Vavi questions Protection of Information Bill

Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi criticised the proposed Protection of Information Bill during the Ruth First memorial lecture on Tuesday.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.