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Robert Mugabe questions Nelson Mandela's legacy

Robert Mugabe questions Nelson Mandela’s legacy

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.

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Remembering a South African struggle icon: Ahmed Kathrada- 10 quotes

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.


10 quotes from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who turns 85

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.


Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?

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.