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
Dr Alexander Lionel Boraine: 10th January 1931-5th December 2018- One wouldn't imagine that a member of 'the last white parliament' of South Africa would be heralded as a hero of the democratic movement, but anyone who knew Dr… Continue Reading
Today in History- On this day, 26th November 1988, Harry Gwala was unconditionally released into the care and supervision of his daughter, Lulu. Gwala had been serving a life sentence after being… Continue Reading
Proclamation 73- Early next month the Durban Art Gallery will play host to an exhibition of photographs collated as part of Proclamation 73, a newly created archive of family photos of… Continue Reading
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela- With a handwritten letter these days being something of a rarity, not many of us can appreciate how important written correspondence used to be, or the incredible tale of… Continue Reading
The Lost Art of Letter Writing- This Friday sees the launch of A Life in Letters: Selected Correspondence of Denis Hurley. The book, which consists of 250 letters penned by Archbishop Denis Hurley, took three years to compile with… Continue Reading
Former South African president FW de Klerk handing over the party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu during the National Party's submission before the TRC, Cape Town, 21 August 1996 The TRC Twenty Years On- This week marks twenty years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) presented its final report. The TRC began formal hearings on the 15th April 1996,  receiving submissions for… Continue Reading
Eric Mtshali at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban, 2016 Eric ‘Stalin’ Mtshali: 1931-12th October 2018- Last Sunday an official funeral was held for the late Eric 'Stalin' Mtshali, who passed away at the age of 87 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban. Nicknamed 'Stalin'… Continue Reading
Pik Botha: 27th April 1932 – 12th October 2018- Last Friday saw the passing of one of apartheid's most famous ministers, Pik Botha. Roelof Frederik Botha, nicknamed 'Pik' (the diminutive of pikkewyn - a reference to the his perceived likeness in… Continue Reading
Philip Kgosana in London uPhillip Kgosana: 1936 – 20th April 2017- Akuwona wonke umuntu ongazinikela abe nesiphiwo sokuhola izinkulungwane ezingaphezulu kweziyishumi zabantu emigwaqeni yedolobha elikhulu, bezibeka engozini engabehlela esandleni samaphoyisa. Lokhu kwenziwa ngumholi we-Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), uPhillip Kgosana mhla… Continue Reading