World War II

 
VW engineer, visionary and Pïech of work
VW engineer, visionary and Pïech of work
Former Volkswagen boss Ferdinand Piëch, who died in August at 82, was the autocratic heir of a storied motoring dynasty who drove VW from the...
Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses
Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses
A British man called Thomas Cook said on Monday he feared his dream wedding in Greece was ruined after the collapse of the holiday company with the...
Sarah Ladipo Manyika: Storytelling is in her blood
Sarah Ladipo Manyika: Storytelling is in her blood
Sarah Ladipo Manyika is in Johannesburg for the South African Book Fair. She’s just flown in from Cape Town, where she was at Open Book, and we...
World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report
World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report
Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission...
Should we really celebrate the equality court ruling on the apartheid flag?
Should we really celebrate the equality court ruling on the apartheid flag?
Black people have been under extreme oppression to a point that they respond to a small step forward as if it is utter victory. Do we really have...
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
Planning a cycle ride in Namibia, I came across the story of two German pacifists who hid in the desert for more than two years during World War II...
Changing our world requires insubordination
Changing our world requires insubordination
This inaugural lecture honours our insubordinate ancestors — the 20 000 women of 1956 who defied the patriarchal, capitalist, apartheid...
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew...
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
When Frantz Fanon was in late stages of leukemia at age 36, he was flown to a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States, for surgery. His...
Marrabenta, the pulse of Moz
Marrabenta, the pulse of Moz
Before the first note of the 2019 Marrabenta Festival finale in Matola was played a late-summer cyclone hit, sending the tents flying and causing...
African soldiers who fought for Britain paid less than white counterparts – Archives
African soldiers who fought for Britain paid less than white counterparts – Archives
Soldiers who fought in the British army during World War II were paid not only according to their length of service or rank, but also based on the...
Poland risks controversy on independence centenary
Poland risks controversy on independence centenary
Poles mark a century of independence on Sunday amid tensions in the deeply polarised country over the prominent role that marginal far-right groups...

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