Striking collage using found fabrics and a familiar scene shows how ‘history repeats itself’ and that we can learn from it and overcome its brutal lessons
As vigilante groups stepped in to ‘protect’ their property and families, the visual spectacle of death took on a sinister pleasure in some quarters, with Black lives bearing the brunt of this unbridled proprietarianism
Kgalema Motlanthe paid tribute to ANC struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni, who died on Tuesday, at his 95th birthday celebrations last month
Denis Goldberg was a forthcoming, funny, angry, brutally honest and impressive man who never stopped fighting for what he believed in
Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended
The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy
The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation
Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable
With the Sharpeville massacre in mind, Kwanele Sosibo takes a look at how Tsepo Gumbi’s collection of photographs are a necessary intervention
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
Robert Sobukwe’s wife was an activist, and she looked after the children while he was incarcerated
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.
The country’s media and NGOs can also play a role in restoring human rights in Turkey
Residents are angry that commemorating the massacre has not resulted in a better life for them
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.
History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa’s social problems
Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially
As South Africa marks Human Rights Day, it’s a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality
Historians neglect the role of African nationalism and black consciousness in SA’s freedom struggle.
Our present-day leaders use the power of memory as a remote control to engender obeisance.
The history behind the name "Human Rights Day"is one of a larger and longer battle for equal rights and justice for all human beings.
South Africans mark 55 years since one of the worst apartheid-era mass killings, but other atrocities are still forgotten.
President Jacob Zuma promised more services, schooling, jobs and healthcare in a polls-focused speech, as the DA and EFF descended on Sharpeville.
Social grants haven’t kept pace with electricity hikes in South Africa — and this will be the main cause of a rise in service delivery protests.
A new book about the 1960 protests evokes uncomfortable parallels with the present.
Judge President of the Land Claims Court, Fikile Bam, has died at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.
ANCYL president Julius Malema remained in the eye of the storm on Tuesday after angering various groups with his latest comments.
Fifty years after the massacre, the township is crippled by neglect.
In a brief, explosive moment the PAC moved history forward
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre. Humphrey Tyler was the only reporter there when the police opened fire.