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Comrade Andrew Mlangeni was the embodiment of service

Kgalema Motlanthe paid tribute to ANC struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni, who died on Tuesday, at his 95th birthday celebrations last month

A full life, well lived

Denis Goldberg was a forthcoming, funny, angry, brutally honest and impressive man who never stopped fighting for what he believed in

The rule of law in times of crisis: Covid-19 and the state of disaster

Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended

Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe

The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy

Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures

The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation

Sharpeville is much more than the site of a massacre

Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable

The Portfolio: Tsepo Gumbi

With the Sharpeville massacre in mind, Kwanele Sosibo takes a look at how Tsepo Gumbi’s collection of photographs are a necessary intervention

EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

Veronica Sobukwe’s guiding ethos

Robert Sobukwe's wife was an activist, and she looked after the children while he was incarcerated

Robben Island bones require a deeper dig

It has more than a 500-year history as a trading post, a leper colony and an island had also been used to house banished religious leaders.

South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan

The country’s media and NGOs can also play a role in restoring human rights in Turkey

Splurge does little for Sharpeville

Residents are angry that commemorating the massacre has not resulted in a better life for them

Thank you eternally, Mme Sobukwe

In next week’s edition of Friday a tribute to yet another woman who should not have suffered will honour the life of Mme Sobukwe.

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem

History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems

Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: The 1948 poll that heralded apartheid

Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially

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