South African History

Importance of preserving the archive

If we are to make sense of the present and plan for the future we must understand our past, and so we must preserve our records

New vision of a historical moment

The reader navigates themes such as migration, black masculinity, displacement, aspirations, racial identity and sexuality before wokeness

Prosaic – until Hani’s assassins

The stories of children of apartheid activists are similar but Lindiwe Hani’s prose about a meeting with her father’s killers comes into its own.

​Culture clashes over street names disturb the usual harmony of the ConCourt

The judges are divided over a clean break from the apartheid past and cultural rights.

Bashing the Boers is so last century

A good-guys, bad-guys account of the Anglo-Boer War is tedious, but a Dutch revisiting is riveting.

Activist Phyllis Naidoo dies

Struggle veteran and author Phyllis Naidoo has died, says the ANC.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it