Latest articles on Winnie Mandela

Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected

The book may fall short of expectations because those who have canonised Winnie as the patron saint of black women’s emancipation may take offence.

The other side of the cell

But what of the women who were employed to guard the detained activists during this time of struggle?

Motherhood be damned

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s death illustrates how society defines and judges women — by their biological function

Madikizela-Mandela’s last fight: For women’s land rights

Patriarchal systems have asserted for centuries that women can only own land through their men

Mufamadi distances himself from allegations made in the ‘Winnie’ documentary

​The former Safety and Security Minister has denied that he had reopened a criminal investigation into the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Soweto waves goodbye to Mam Winnie, the warrior

It was a final, fitting, recognition of the Mother of a Nation, who was also one of its sharpest spears.

EFF members leave after Malema speech

Once Malema ended his speech, the previously packed stadium thinned somewhat, leaving a majority of ANC and only few EFF party members behind.

They came to see the Mother of the Nation home

Madikizela-Mandela straddled generations because of her radical politics and her empathy for the oppressed.

Read Zenani Dlamini’s speech in full

"The world saw that a young generation, unafraid of the power of the establishment, was ready to challenge its lies..."

Hundreds gather to see Winnie home

A crowd of hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the struggle icon as she made her final journey home

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

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

No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us

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

uMam’ Winnie, a mother to all

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

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