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Albertina Sisulu, march to the Union Buildings, August 1956 Ma Sisulu and the Marchers - This year marks the centenary of the birth of both Nelson Mandela and Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, referred to affectionately as Ma Sisulu. Albertina Sisulu's life was intricately linked to that of Continue Reading
Police open fire to disperse a beer hall riot in Cato Manor Uhlelo lweTheku noMthetho Wotshwala Besintu - Phakathi enkabeni yeTheku endaweni entsha eyisimodeni iRivertown kukhona iRivertown Beerhall, okuyindawo yokuzijabulisa egcwala intsha engamaciko nevela ezindaweni ezingaphandle kwaleli dolobha ezozitika ngobuhle nobumnandi obutholakala kuleli dolobha. Nokho le ndawo Continue Reading
Albertina Sisulu (centre) and executive members of the Natal Organisation of Women at the launch of NOW The Natal Organisation of Women - So very often history is told from the perspective of men, with the role of women minimalised or removed all together. It goes without saying though that in reality women Continue Reading
SACP activists outside the North Gauteng High Court in Tshwane, 13th October 2017 Ahmed Timol: 3rd November 1941 – 27th October 1971 - Some 47 years ago a meeting was held in Durban to discuss a national day of mourning for South Africa's political detainees. The meeting was sparked by the death Continue Reading
Biko, Turner & the Durban Moment - If for some reason you happen to find yourself in Gauteng tomorrow, then do yourself a favour and head on down to the University of Pretoria. The Faculty of Humanities will Continue Reading
Censorship During Apartheid - While the influence of newspapers seems to have diminished in favour of online reporting in recent years, there's no disputing the role that the media have always played in Continue Reading
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: 18th July 1918-5th December 2013 - Born in the Eastern Cape, and having spent his working career in Johannesburg, before being imprisoned on Robben Island for his political beliefs, Nelson Mandela doesn't have many ties Continue Reading
I-Durban Bantu Social Centre yaphambilini namanje - Indlela okubukeka ngayo amadolobha iyashintsha ngendlela exakile ngokuhamba kweminyaka. Izithombe ezilenga ezindongeni zasezitolo zotshwala nasemaphaseji asemahhotela ziveza isithombe esehlukile ngendlela iTheku ebelibukeka ngayo phambilini, nokuthi indawo yaseBerea yayiyihlathi elinjani, Continue Reading
Michael Hathorn’s Detention Diary - One of the sites that make up the Durban Liberation Heritage Route is Durban Central Prison, or more specifically one of its boundary walls, as the prison itself was Continue Reading
Inside Apartheid’s Prison - First published in 2001, Inside Apartheid's Prison by Raymond Suttner, was rereleased at the end of last year. Suttner, an academic, was one of a small number of white Continue Reading