Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the United Democratic Front
The UDF’s re-emergence stems from a deep-seated concern about the erosion of the values and principles that were its lifeblood
Let us fight against despondency, retain our hope and exercise our democratic right to vote
The fight against despondency and a quest for hope
Activist-turned-banker Lincoln Mali’s memoir Blazing a Trail is well intentioned but sadly it misses the mark in many ways
The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus
‘She was the mouthpiece unofficially for whatever was happening inside [Robben Island]’
With local government elections a few months away the relevance of this cardinal electoral question is striking.
Little has changed for many of those who were part of the United Democratic Front’s glory days – and they feel betrayed.
Democratic Left Front places its hopes on
ecosocialism to lead South Africa from dystopia
Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi has accused the government of fabricating a treason case against him for political reasons and demanded that a court give him bail unconditionally. Muluzi made the charge in a court filing on Tuesday, two days after he was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a plot to overthrow the government.
Former Malawian president Bakili Muluzi was arrested in connection with an alleged coup plot as he returned home from Britain on Sunday, his lawyer said. Five members of Muluzi’s United Democratic Front and three army generals were arrested last week on suspicion of being part of a plot to bring him to power, and an arrest warrant was issued for Muluzi.
Malawi’s announcement that it had foiled a fourth coup attempt in four years is fuelling suspicions of growing government paranoia and doubts over chances for a political deal crucial to donor funding. The arrest of senior opposition figures over the latest suspected plot has left crisis talks between the government and opposition near collapse.
Malawi has arrested two senior army officers for plotting to overthrow the government, police said on Wednesday, a day after the arrest of two opposition leaders on the same charges. The detentions have left crisis talks between the government and the opposition on the brink of collapse, which threatens to derail vital international donor programmes.
It is no accident that a meeting held to commemorate the life of Yunus Mahomed was attended by scores of luminaries from the African National Congress and the United Democratic Front (UDF). Current and former Cabinet ministers paid tribute to their comrade, who died of a heart attack on January 6.
Kagiso Trust announced on Thursday the death of its chairperson, Yunus Mahomed. He was 57. He died on Sunday. Kgotso Schoeman, chief executive of Kagiso Trust, said: "Yunus, or YM as he was affectionately known, was a passionate and consistent leader."
Gay and Lesbian Pride week celebrates Simon Nkoli, a selection of whose letters are published on October 1. Shaun de Waal, who co-edited the volume, writes about Nkoli’s unique voice.
Tighten financial sanctions against South Africa- that’s what United Democratic Front leaders will tell US President George Bush this morning.
Hours after three escaped detainees took refuge in the United States consul general’s office in Johannesburg this week …