Soweto Uprising

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

​June 16: Don’t let commemorations mangle history

The tragic events that took place on June 16 1976 have been appropriated

Class of ’76 weeps for the past – and the present

When we recall those who paid the ultimate price for quality education, don’t forget current learners who are still struggling for decent schooling.

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

‘Her banishment, our blessing’

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s seven years in Brandfort conscientised a community

ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point

'Students “choose” English. This is not the “choice” anticipated by the Constitution'

Youth have to make hard choices

In their pursuit of success, today’s young people face different challenges to those of 1976

Democracy gives memory a new spin

Youth Day reminds us not to accept a single history blindly but also to question and listen

Shooting the struggle

Despite being kept in solitary for 20 months in total, a defiant Peter Magubane made it his mission to document South Africa’s turbulent history.

Letters to the editor: June 24 to 30 2016

Readers write in about 1976, criminal politicians, and the SABC.

Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga

Fourty years on, what can the youth of today learn from the past? That education is a right never to be taken for granted, writes Angie Motshekga.

Soweto uprising: Four decades on, SA still struggles with violent policing

It's exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising of 1976 where the police met students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing?

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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