Dawood Seedat: 1916-1976- The name Dawood Seedat might not be familiar to that many people, but that only serves to prove the number of unsung heroes that we have in South Africa,… Continue Reading
Negotiating the Constitution (Part Three)- Despite the many years of arduous negotiations and the final Constitution initially being rejected by the Constitutional Court, the process of drafting South Africa's Constitution is generally considered to… Continue Reading
The Resurrection of Winnie- This week marks one year since the passing of South Africa's former first lady, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died on the 2nd April 2018 at the age of 81. Much… Continue Reading
Negotiating the Constitution (Part Two)- South Africa's Constitution is lauded as one of the most democratic in the world, but it took years of painstaking negotiations to deliver. In December 1991 the first Convention… Continue Reading
Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma, CODESA, December 1991 Negotiating the Constitution (Part One)- As we celebrate Human Rights Day tomorrow, it seems an appropriate time to examine the very document that forms the core of South Africa's democracy, and the protection of… Continue Reading
The Freedom Charter- Human Rights Day, which takes place tomorrow in South Africa, is both a commemoration and a celebration. We commemorate the dozens of people who lost their lives at Sharpeville… Continue Reading
Paul Joseph and his comrades released from prison following the 1960 Sharpeville massacre Slumboy from the Golden City- If you happen to find yourself in Johannesburg this weekend, then try and find the time to make your way down to the Apartheid Museum. While this world class… Continue Reading
The Newtown Post Office, the original offices of MPW The Market Photo Workshop- It's all about the art this week! A few days ago we wrote about Cape Town based-artist, Kemang Wa Lehulere, and his focus on historical perspectives, and today we look… Continue Reading
History will Break your Heart- Studying history at school we tend to think of the facts that we learn as absolute, but as an adult, especially as someone who has grown up in South… Continue Reading
Paddy Kearney Gerald Patrick Kearney: 28th August 1942-23rd November 2018- This past year we have celebrated the lives of some of our country's greatest leaders, and we end off the year commemorating the life of yet another fallen comrade, Paddy… Continue Reading