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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
The Architect of Apartheid - This weekend the annual Rand Easter Show takes place in Johannesburg. It was during the Rand Show in 1960 that the first assassination attempt was made on the life of Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, the former South African Prime Minister considered by many Continue Reading
Sharpeville and the Story of Cato Manor - Internationally Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th December each year in honour of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. But in South Africa we commemorate Human Rights Day on the 21st March, in acknowledgment Continue Reading
Anti-Racism Week - Yesterday marked the start of Anti-Racism Week in South Africa, which will culminate on the 21st March with Human Rights Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. While the issue of racism has never really left us, Continue Reading
Bronze statue of Charlotte Maxeke, The Long March to Freedom National Heritage Monument, Pretoria Charlotte Mannya Maxeke (1871-1939) - While apartheid is considered officially to have begun in 1948 with the National Party's ascension to power, racial segregation had long been practised in South Africa prior to this date. Apartheid simply formalised 'separateness' through a long list of laws, that Continue Reading
Steve Biko lighting up with Rick Turner (right), Dave Turnbull (centre) and volunteers who were helping restore the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Phoenix, Durban, 1971 Remembering Rick Turner - Anyone who has spent time at the University of KwaZulu-Natal will be familiar with the name Rick Turner. There's the Rick Turner Students' Union Building, the Rick Turner Scholarship, and part of the university campus lies on Rick Turner Road. But how Continue Reading