Taking stock of a local lockdown
/ 13 December 2020

Taking stock of a local lockdown

Some Nelson Mandela Bay residents are abiding by restrictions; others are feeling festive

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It’s just not cricket
/ 15 July 2020

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest
/ 17 February 2020

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

Xhosa chic stands tall
/ 24 April 2014

Xhosa chic stands tall

Forged in the heart of tradition, Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs have set South Africa’s fashion world on fire.

Clash of customs
/ 19 July 2012

Clash of customs

Boys in Mpondoland are going behind their parents’ backs to attend dodgy initiation schools that too often claim the lives of youths who would be men.

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/ 14 December 2007

Zuma-led ANC will cost IFP dearly

A Jacob Zuma-led African National Congress will have a major impact in KwaZulu-Natal, analysts and politicians in the province said on Friday. They agreed the ANC’s popularity in the province would increase at the expense of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) if Zuma was elected the party’s new leader in Polokwane next week.