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Spaces of Perplexity - Nearly a quarter of a century after South Africa's first democratic elections were held, the country still grapples with the legacy of apartheid, whether in the form of relationships between people of different races; the massive economic disparity between the Continue Reading
Izinguquko emabhishi aseThekwini - Nakuba amabhishi aseThekwini engabukeki emahle ngokwejwayelekile muva nje njengoba bekunezikhukhula, indawo yasebhishi yinto abantu baseThekwini abangaziqhenya kakhulu ngayo. Yindawo enakekelwayo, esetshenziselwa izinto ezahlukene lapho kuhlanganela khona abantu bazo zonke izinhlanga neminyaka yobudala namasiko ukuzozivocavoca, bangcebeleke bajabule ndawonye, iyindawo yomphakathi esezingeni Continue Reading
Omar Badsha: Placing the Collective Above the Individual - Last month saw President Cyril Ramaphosa bestow the 2018 National Orders on a number of extraordinary local citizens and foreign nationals. The National Orders, which are presented annually on Freedom Day, are the highest awards that the country can bestow on individuals. Continue Reading
The Durban Moment - Last Wednesday, thousands of workers took to the streets as part of the SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) organised national strike. The union was protesting against the proposed R20 per hour national minimum wage that is currently being Continue Reading
Celebrating Our Freedom! - With our history of apartheid many public holidays in South Africa are 'commemorated' rather than 'celebrated', but tomorrow, the 27th April, is a day that all South Africans can truly celebrate as we remember the first democratic elections held on Continue Reading
Liberation Heritage Route Seminar - Next week Wednesday the Durban Local History Museums will be hosting a seminar on the Liberation Heritage Route, the subject of Amandla. The seminar will take place at the Natural Science Museum Research Centre between 09h00 and 13h00. Please make Continue Reading
Example of a pass book Wathinta abafazi wathinta imbokodwe - Eminyakeni engamashumi ayisithupha eyedlule abesifazane ababalelwa ezinkulungwaneni ezingamashumi amabili bamashela ezindlini zombuso e-Union Buildings, ePitoli bebhikishela imithetho yamapasi. Njengoba kwakuhlangene abesifazane abaqhamuka ezinkalweni zonke zezwe, umhla ka-9 Agasti 1956 kwaba ngusuku oluyingqophamlando, futhi olwashintsha umlando wezwe lethu. UMthetho Wabamnyama owashaywa Continue Reading
He Died for Peace - Today marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani, an event that nearly saw the undoing of the very fragile peace negotiations in South Africa. It's difficult to imagine so many years on, but Chris Hani was a Continue Reading
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: 26 September 1936-2 April 2018 - Late Monday afternoon the airwaves filled with stories of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as people phoned in to express their grief over the passing of this legendary South African political activist. Born on the 26th September 1936, Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela, known popularly as Continue Reading
The Diakonia Council of Churches - Early tomorrow morning the Diakonia Council of Churches will host their annual Good Friday service, beginning at the Durban Exhibition Centre before proceeding in silence to the Durban City Hall. The service is attended by thousands of Durbanites, who come out Continue Reading