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In 1976 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey and other scientists reported that they’d found ancient hominin footprints at a site in Laetoli, northeastern Tanzania. The footprints were frozen in volcanic...
Author: Elgidius Ichumbaki & Marco Cherin
Publication date: 26 June 2019
Publisher: The Conversation
Author: Phyllis Naidoo
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: Mazongororo Paper Converters
Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Amos Masondo, Deputy President David Mabuza, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and esteemed...
Publication date: 20 June 2019
There are many distortions in the dominant narratives around the 1976 students’ uprising. One of the most critical of these is the persistent, subtle projection of that uprising as the exclusive...
Author: Thando Sipuye
Publication date: 22 June 2017
Publisher: Pambazuka News
In a seminal speech on the 10th anniversary of the Uprising at Wilgespruit, Neville Alexander presciently indicated that “In the seamless web of South African history, the 16th of June 1976...
Author: Dr. Neville Edward Alexander
When the world remembers the 16th of June 1976, Emily Mavimbela remembers the 18th. There was no cup of tea waiting for her at home after work. On any other day, the elder of her two sons, Sipho,...
Author: Dennis Webster
Publication date: 14 June 2019
Publisher: New Frame
Friends Comrades I have so often announced my retirement from public life that nobody believes me anymore - not even my closest advisors or friends, it seems. Every time some so-called last event...
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publication date: 5 June 2005
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa by Angelo Fick (Mail and Guardian), 12 June 2019   Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to...
Author: Angelo Fick
Publication date: 12 June 2019
Author: Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma
Publication date: 23 November 1994
Publisher: Lawyers for Human Rights
Author: Jody Kollapen
Publication date: 6 October 1994
Publisher: Lawyers for Human Rights
Author: Manduleli Bikitsha
Publication date: May 2019
Author: Jody Kollapen
Publication date: 15 December 1994
Publisher: Lawyers for Human Rights
Author: Jody Kollapen
Publication date: 6 October 1994
Publisher: Lawyers for Human Rights
Author: Safoora Sadek
Publication date: 24 November 1994
Publisher: Human Rights Education
This essay discusses my experiences and recollections of the 1957 bus boycott in Alexandra, the township in which I grew up. Unusually, it was a freehold area in which Africans could own land, and my...
Author: Roseinnes Phahle
Publication date: June 2019
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand
Author: Padraig O’Malley
Publication date: 2003


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Today in history...When her underground cell was arrested and detained, Phyllis Naidoo escaped to Lesotho along a new route established by Omar Badsha, Richard (Rick) Turner and others. In Lesotho she joined the African National Congress (ANC) and was involved in providing for children who had left South Africa, assisting members of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and ANC to escape from South Africa, and supporting them in Lesotho. She returned to South Africa in 1990. This morning on the Talking Point we will look at the roles Indians played in South Africa's struggle for liberation... GUEST: Omar Badsha - Who is the Ceo and Founder of South African History

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