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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

Part I: ‘Afropessimism’ and the rituals of anti-black violence

Frank B Wilderson discusses 'Afropessimism', his memoir that analyses structural violence

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

Denis Goldberg: Man of integrity, freedom fighter and true mensch

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. — Chinua Achebe

‘Voices from the Underground’: in service for our liberation

These 18 stories from members of MK’s Ashley Kriel detachment teach the meaning of sacrifice

Real-life spy drama reads like a novel

How Moe Shaik went from ANC spy to boss of the secret service in the democratic South Africa

Inside the Security Branch: Torture between brandy and boerewors

A former SB operative, Paul Erasmus, talks about the torture of a young trade unionist, Neil Aggett, and the machinations at John Vorster Square

Dispute over the occupation of RDP houses

Those involved in the distribution of government houses in Gauteng fear for their lives

Business tycoon Thandi Ndlovu remembered

The construction entrepreneur died in a head-on collision on the N14, as she made her way to a funeral in the North West province

Can the NPA save face on unresolved apartheid deaths?

Doors have opened for the Timol, Simelane and Aggett families but doubts still linger about the NPA’s behaviour and culpability

From the archives: The life of story of Thandi Modise, guerilla

THE LIFE STORY OF A GUERRILLA: PART II On the streets of Jo’burg, old military habits die hard

Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla

The first in a two-part series by Thami Mkhwanazi. This week: Life in the camps

MK years a  good prep for speaker

With a weaker ruling party and more numbers in the more vocal opposition parties, her work will be cut out for her.

eThekwini stutters as polling gets underway

Protests and strike action hamper IEC start to election

Impimpi accusations are ‘reckless’

The Cope leader’s claim that the president informed on him during apartheid has been described as ‘politically bankrupt’

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

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