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Ottilie Abrahams was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable personalities of contemporary Namibia. She led through example as a political leader,grassroots activist, feminist and educationist from...
Author: Harry Boesak
Publication date: 14 July 2018
In the late 1950s Ottilie Schimming Abrahams was among the first generation of Namibian students who pursued post-secondary education in Cape Town. Ottilie Schimming Abrahams was among the leading...
Author: Heike Becker
Publication date: July 2018
History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic education made this bold recommendation in a report...
Author: Natasha Robinson
Publication date: June 7, 2018
Author: Peter Wilhelm
Publication date: 27 June 2018
I live at 6,000 feet in a society whirling, stamping, swaying with the force of revolutionary change. The vision is heady; the image of the demonic dance is accurate, not romantic: an image of...
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publication date: 20 JANUARY 1983
Publisher: The New York Review of Books
Celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s life is an opportunity to move away from the cliché-ridden assessments of his multi-faceted personality. Understanding Mandela means grappling with the...
Author: Professor Raymond Suttner
Publication date: 28 May 2018
Publisher: Daily Maverick
An unusual, apparently contradictory set of personality traits combined to make Nelson Mandela the leader that he became. One of these was notorious stubbornness, which nevertheless combined with a...
Author: Professor Raymond Suttner
Publication date: 11 June 2018
Publisher: Daily Maverick
Despite the vast literature on Nelson Mandela, the qualities that his leadership comprised has been surprisingly neglected. If we are to learn from Mandela, we need to engage with what he did, how he...
Author: Professor Raymond Suttner
Publication date: 4 June 2018
Publisher: Daily Maverick
South Africa’s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools. Most of...
Author: Michelle Friedman
Publication date: 1 June 2018
Mr President, Distinguished Members of the Security Council, Your Excellency, Dr Boutrous Boutrous Ghali, Secretary General of the United Nations, Ministers and Ambassadors, Ladies and...
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publication date: 15 July, 1992

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