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Remembering slavery: Recognising legacy and contributions of people of African descent
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Politics and Society Remembering slavery: Recognising legacy and contributions of people of African descent

“Slavery is not a thing of the past. Today we talk about modern slavery and human trafficking; the push back on multi-lateralism and human rights; about race, identity and culture; and the challenges on how we can co-exist together,” says UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences.

The (un)ambiguity of the image – the story of 16 June
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Politics and Society The (un)ambiguity of the image – the story of 16 June

The image that classically characterises 16 June 1976 is that of a tearful Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying a slain 12-year-old Hector Pieterson, flanked by a hysterical Antoinette Sithole, Hector’s sister, taken by Sam Nzama is a marker of history. Nzama’s image is unambiguous and intact. The role of the visual image has ceased to be iconographic. In these hyper-visual times, digital technology has lent greater complexity to our relationship with images writes Kagiso Mnisi.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 10 pictures
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Politics and Society Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 10 pictures

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a holiday to celebrate the birthday of renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. The special day continues to become more important in many people’s lives across the world. We look at some important moments in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life in pictures.

Remembering Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: 7 Quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: 7 Quotes

We remember an African struggle icon Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Sobukwe founded, and led the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), an anti-apartheid movement. Affectionately known as the Professor or simply “Prof”, Sobukwe dedicated is life to fighting racial inequality and the apartheid regime’s racist and unjust policies. We share with you seven of his profound and timeless quotes.