The land question is a burning issue across Africa. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has often attacked former South African President, Nelson Mandela on the compromises Madiba made, said to have resulted in inequalities in land and wealth. Mugabe recently said Mandela “forgot why he was put in jail” and South Africa is still in the hands of the minority white people and Mandela is to blame for the economic disparities.
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters came under fire on Wednesday when she posted pictures on her Instagram account of herself wearing latex gloves while at a soup drive for underprivileged children.
South Africa has lost a liberation hero with the passing of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, aged 87. Affectionately known as Kathy, Kathrada was a Robben Island prisoner and one of Walter Sisulu, and Nelson Mandela’s closest cadres in the struggle against apartheid. Kathrada dedicated is life to fighting racial inequality and the apartheid regime’s racist and unjust policies. We share with you 10 of his profound and timeless quotes.
In view of the recently commemorated World Poetry Day we look at how some of the poems written by African poets of the 1960s, which explore colonialism, and some of the atrocities committed on the continent.
Stephen Bantu Biko the anti-apartheid activist and leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, is born in 1946 in Ginsberg Township, in the present-day Eastern Cape province. To remember the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid, Google today published a doodle, celebrating Biko’s remarkable legacy.
Today Africa celebrates the birth and legacy of a South African struggle icon, Oliver Reginald Tambo, born in Bizana, Transkei (now Eastern Cape) in 1917. We celebrate the legacies of Tambo and pay homage to him by remembering the words he left us with in his quest to see South Africa free.
Today we celebrate the birth of a living South African icon, retired cleric and anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who turns 85. A beacon of hope, Tutu continues to inspire South Africa and the rest of the world with his fearlessness, great leadership, fighting for the improvement of the rights of all citizens. We share with you our selection of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s most profound and inspirational quotes.
As South Africa celebrates Youth Day in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising when students protested against the racist and unjust bantu education system, we ask what the day means to you? We look at contributions on social media to understand what the day means to South Africans as they reflect on the sacrifices made, take stock of the current state of affairs and hopes for the future.
The South African government’s intention to pass new laws to criminalise racist behaviour and the glorification of apartheid is right-minded but wrong-headed.