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"[B]y sheer accident, despite the [ANC] military's wishes, for the first time, military work was a complement to political work... [V]isibly through the media, the matter became presented as a...
Author: Howard Barrell
21 years ago, leading anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released by South African President F.W. de Klerk after spending 27 years in prison. His freedom followed the repeal of all major...
Author: Nicolas Rossier
Introduction The ANC had concluded in 1979 that it had to take one step back in the conduct of armed operations if it was eventually to be able to mount a sustained armed struggle. Its strategic...
Author: Howard Barell
"Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of African and Asiatic savages and all the world’s rabble of thieves and lumpens.”...
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publication date: 10 November 2018
Vladimir Shubin
Author: Vladimir Shubin
Author: Ronald (Ronnie) Kasrils
Dr Gordon was Personnel Officer during 1974 at a mine near Windhoek, and the book presents a sociological study of the black migrant labour force on the mine: in the words of the author, his...
On the advice of the State Librarian one fine day in the 1970s, a truck transported thousands of books and magazines from Pretoria’s Central Police Station to a dark hall at the Iscor state steel...
Publication date: 24 October 2018
It was early in the October 1977 morning that they came. Ironically, they came on the morning of the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali, celebrating justice over injustice, light over darkness...
Author: Prithiraj Dullay
The death of Roelof Frederik “Pik” Botha, South Africa’s apartheid era foreign minister from 1977 to 1994, has produced a range of appraisals of his life. The general tone of the commentaries –...
Author: Alet Pretorius
Publication date: 23 October 2018
Thirty years ago in 1977 the beast of Apartheid snuffed out the life of one of the greatest thinkers in the liberation pantheon of South Africa: Steve Biko. He was too much of a threat to the rotten...
Author: Prithiraj Dullay
Publication date: 08 Sept 2008
South Africa is poised on a knife edge. Anything can happen. Last week Pravin Gordhan the Minister of Finance and former head of the S African Revenue Service, plus his deputy were recalled from...
Author: Prithiraj Dullay
Publication date: 03 April 2017
Q: Was the battle of Grahamstown all about black people attacking white people? A: No, coloured people fought on both sides and suffered great losses. Because Grahamstown was created as a base for...
On the 28 of June 1983, the people of Grahamstown heard the news of the impending ‘Independence’ of new black township council. The headlines in the Grocott’s Mail on that day read, ‘A “Homeland”...
Author: Sinethemba Yame
Born and raised in Grahamstown, SiphiwoMazwayisecretly left the country to join the armed forces of the African National Congress, MkhontoweSizwe. He ultimately lost his life in a shoot-out with the...
Author: Elron Kleinhans & Sinethemba Yame

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