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The woman who helped forge an icon

To understand Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s politicisation, one must go back to her makhulu

The lovelight of Winnie Mandela

The parallel destinies of an artist and her muse are telling of the fate of women in struggle

No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us

The impulse to disparage the revolutionary exposes our own racism and sexism

Cast the first stone: Our Mary Magdalene of the townships

A feast to paint Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a black nationalist loony and a woman of loose morals kicked into gear even before her body was cold

uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all

"Her holding my hands and talking about the work I do like that was so, so powerful".

Like the glare of the sun

In the wake of the struggle icon's death Zaza Hlalethwa takes to the streets to recover uMam'Winnie's legacy

Idolised, immobilised and vilified

Winnie Mandela threw in her lot with patriarchy but, when measured against its benchmarks of a ‘good woman’, she was found to be flawed.

How do we write about Winnie’s life sympathetically?

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy should not be reduced to the uncomplicated heroism that exemplifies today’s personality politics

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