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,  having received submissions 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
Cartoon by Len Sak, September 1991 The National Peace Accord & South Africa’s Peace Monitors - On Saturday the 14th September 1991 something unprecedented happened. The National Peace Accord was signed by all the major political organisations in South Africa* at the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg. The agreement Continue Reading
Mother to Thirty Thousand - While there seems to more politicking and less activism in many of today's trade unions, there was a time in South Africa when the unions filled a very serious Continue Reading
The Apartheid Convention - On the 27th February 1979 the United Nations Economic and Social Council (Unesco) released a report entitled "Implementation of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Continue Reading
Fighting Fire with Paper - A few month's back we wrote about the important role that musicians played during apartheid by encouraging the public to take action against the state. In a similar vein, political Continue Reading
A group of SANLC men in France, circa 1917 Udaba Olungaziwa nge SS Mendi - Lona ngunyaka we 100 selokhu kwenzeka inhlekelele yokucwila komkhumbi i-SS Mendi ngasogwini lolwandle lwase Isle of Wight lapho kwadlula emhlabeni abantu abalinganiselwa ku 650. Lena ngenye yezinhlekelele ezinkulu zolwandle Continue Reading