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In the months after I started my incessant round of speaking engagements in 1985 I found that there was a wonderful array of t-shirts, badges and buttons, posters and pamphlets available from the...
Author: Denis Goldberg
It is with deep sadness and regret that the African National Congress has learnt of the death today (12 September 2004) of Ray Alexander Simons, a champion of the working class and an outstanding...
Publication date: 12 September, 2004
Ladies and gentlemen Friends and colleagues and especially my good friends from the media. Thank you very much to all of you for taking time out of your very busy schedules to come and listen to me...
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publication date: 1 June, 2004
Parliament is today taking part in celebrating the first decade of freedom and democracy in our country. And as we so, we remain cognisant of the brave collective efforts that all our people put to...
Author: Nkosinathi Nhleko
Publication date: 10 May, 2004
When I returned to London after six weeks Esmé was not very pleased with me for being away so long. For both of us we were faced with shaping our new life together. We had to get to know each other...
Author: Denis Goldberg
Once I knew I was being released I had a problem. I needed to buy clothes. Under guard I was taken shopping in Pretoria by Hillary and that was exciting, disturbing and exhausting. It was lovely...
Author: Denis Goldberg
I had some idea that there were negotiations going on for my release and I had some sense that somehow my daughter was involved. In 1985 the regime offered all political prisoners, including the...
Author: Denis Goldberg
After the escape of Tim, Stephen and Alex we who remained behind bore the consequences. The prison was rebuilt and we politicals were held in another prison known as Beverley Hills, gallows’ humour...
Author: Denis Goldberg
During the past week, the entire country has been united in mourning the fall of a giant of our struggle. Messages of condolences have come from all over the world, giving a comprehensive account of...
Author: Jacob Zuma
Publication date: 8 September, 2001
Mr President, Honourable Members of the Security Council We are honoured by the opportunity of returning to the Security Council to report to your honourable selves and our esteemed world body on...
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publication date: 29 September, 2000
Comrade Chairperson, Members of the NEC, Comrades delegates, Distinguished veterans, Your Excellencies, Members of the diplomatic corps and guests, Members of the media: I would like to...
Author: Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
Publication date: 12 July 2000
Author: Yuxi Wang
Publication date: 2018
In June 1978 two new prisoners joined us in the Pretoria Security Prison. They had not long before completed their studies. Tim Jenkin, blonde, with glasses and very thin; Stephen Lee, brown hair,...
Author: Denis Goldberg
To cover 22 years of imprisonment in chronological order is too difficult - and I think it would be boring to read about that life within a life in such detail. I have selected some themes which I...
Author: Denis Goldberg
It is not easy to write about prison. When I was freed after 22 years I had spent 45 per cent of my life inside the walls. Now I have been outside the prison again longer than I was behind the walls...
Author: Denis Goldberg
The judge Is dressed in red and white the assessors in black and white the prosecutor in a hostage smile and I in the borrowed robes of my grandmother’s wisdom corn she said cannot expect...
Author: Denis Goldberg

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