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Journalist: You are an honorary Zulu. What does that mean? Johnny Clegg: Well, I wouldn’t quite put it like that, but I have a special relationship with four clans. The Zulu in fact are a language...
Author: Tom Schnabel
Publication date: 1988
Author: Shaun Smillie
Publication date: 26 March 2019
In 1976, in the township of Soweto in South Africa, police units opened fire on massive crowds of unarmed student protestors, who were boycotting government schooling and protesting the mandate that...
Author: Owen Marshall
Publication date: 2018
Imagine playing in a tennis match, down advantage to forty. The whole world is watching to see if the correct moves are made in order to secure the victory. One wrong move and all the hard work in...
Author: Norman L’Heureux
Publication date: 2018
South Africa suffered apartheid, which dehumanized the majority of Black South Africans through policies of racial segregation, from 1948 to 1994.  Various institutions and governments...
Author: Katie Norton
Publication date: 2018
In 1985, South Africa had been suffering under an apartheid government for nearly four decades. Black South Africans’ rights were stripped away from them; they were forced to carry passes, and forced...
Author: Catherine Hurley
Publication date: 2018
“If the blacks are not inferior to the whites, why may they not take part in your elections? Why do you now spend less on their education than five years ago? Why do you not allow them to worship in...
Author: Sarah Griffin
Publication date: 2018
Author: Jeremy Baskin
Publication date: 1991
Johnny Clegg’s final journey is over. It came to an end after he had endured a four year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was always most comfortable — in the public view, on stage, singing, playing...
Author: Tony Jackman
Publication date: 16 July 2019
In the beginning of May 1963, a member of the United Nations Secretariat approached Mary Benson and asked if she would testify before the Committee on Apartheid in South Africa. Benson knew that she...
Author: Kathryn Driscoll
“For a black man to live in South Africa in the second half of the twentieth century and at the same time preserve his sanity, he requires an enormous sense of humor and a surrealistic kind of brutal...
Author: Kayla Buckley
Publication date: 2018
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s foreign investment from the United States grew exponentially in South Africa, as companies such as International Business Machines (IBM), General Motors (GM), and...
Author: Jared Robinson
Publication date: 2018
“Culture flows like water. It isn’t something that can just be cut off.” – Paul Simon Introduction In 2012 Paul Simon went to South Africa to perform a concert in celebration of the 25th...
Author: Kaitlin Bedard
Publication date: 2018
The ideology of “tribalism” Few authors have been able to write on Africa without making constant reference to “tribalism”. Could this be the distinguishing feature of the continent? Or is it merely...
Author: Bongani Nyoka
Publication date: 11 July 2019
Publisher: New Frame
On 17 January this year, South Africans watched, transfixed, as video from a hidden mobile phone camera was broadcast on TV. It showed a group of men, in corporate uniforms, walking into a vault –...
Author: Mark Gevisser
Publication date: 11 July 2019
Publisher: The Guardian
It was on a winter's day in 1982 that I came to my senses and realised that I was an alcoholic. And that I was in serious trouble. It started with breakfast at the hotel I preferred to stay at when...
Author: Athol Fugard
Publication date: 31 October 2010
Publisher: The Guardian
Harold Wolpe died in Cape Town on 19 January 1996, five days after his seventieth birthday and just over a year after the death of his intimate friend and lifelong comrade Joe Slovo, one of the most...
Author: HB

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