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Introduction On August 16 2012 the South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana. Nearly three years later, on the afternoon of June 25 2015, with...
Author: Niren Tolsi & Paul Botes
Publication date: 16 Aug 2017
Publisher: Mail & Guardian © 2015
     Oppressed people in South Africa have always associated the history of the United States with the great name of Abraham Lincoln.  There was an issue involving human rights in...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 1966
MANDELA AND TAMBO said the brass plate on our office door. We practised as attorneys-at-law in Johannesburg in a shabby building across the street from the Magistrates' Court. Chancellor House in Fox...
Author: O. R. Tambo
Publication date: 1965
Some years ago, Muhammed Ali was asked for his thoughts on the death of the great African-American boxer, Joe Louis. Ali’s comment contrasted Louis to another deceased celebrity, the reclusive and...
War photographers are either sleazy and glamorous, or noble and glamorous. At least this is what you will think if you believe the various literary or big screen adaptions of photojournalists over...
Author: Greg Marinovich
Publication date: 2013
Back in 2000, musicians interviewed for my book on music and politics in South Africa, Soweto Blues, regularly asserted: I’m not a politician. How could this be, the interview team wondered, when...
Author: Gwen Ansell
Publication date: 2017
The idea of a storm condenses the anxieties of past sorrow, present distress, and future devastation. To call a production The Storming locates a predicament in the present continuous; as ongoing; as...
Author: Dilip Menon
Your death has come way too soon; none of us could say, with a straight face, that we were prepared for it. Therefore, please forgive us if we appear too clumsy and unprepared; because we are ill...
Author: Joseph Oesi
Publication date: 2016
There is a saying that goes: “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.” I am what I am because I was inspired, motivated and mentored by Juda Ngwenya. He was a friend, a brother and a...
Author: Siphiwe Sibeko
Publication date: 2016
“Naturam expellas furca tamen usque recurret.” These words of the Latin poet Horace seem to be turning up everywhere lately. Rendered loosely in modern English, they mean, “You can drive out nature...
Author: Kevin Bloom
Publication date: 2016
The popular myth in South Africa is that the African natives were devoid of mathematical knowledge until the advent of the Europeans. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Basotho,...
The reopened inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol on Tuesday afternoon visited the scene of his death in October 1971 - John Vorster Square police station. The police...
Publication date: 2017
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s younger brother Mohammed on Monday said he believed that the surviving security police, who detained his brother in 1971, now had a second chance to tell...
Publication date: 2017
Salim Essop takes centre stage during first day of inquest sitting into Ahmed Timol’s death Johannesburg – The man who was arrested alongside late anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in...
Publication date: 2017
The inquest has recently been reopened into the death of the South African Communist Party (SACP) underground operative Ahmed Timol while in the custody of the Security Police in John Vorster Square...
Publication date: 2017
The man who was arrested alongside late anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971, took centre stage at the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday during the first sitting of the inquest into his...
Author: Amanda Khoza
Publication date: 2017
South African Institute of Race Relations, Survey of Race Relations 1971: It was announced on 28 October that Mr. Ahmed Timol [arrested on the night of the 22 October 1971 with Salim Essop] had died...
Until recently, the South African photographer David Goldblatt had arranged for his archive to go to the University of Cape Town upon his death. The university’s library also housed a...
Author: Robin Scher
Publication date: 2017

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