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Donald Woods with his wife, Wendy Woods, and their five children

Njengoba silindele ukungena onyakeni omusha kubonakala kuyisikhathi esihle sokuxoxa indaba eyenzeka eminyakeni engamashumi amathathu edlule yokweqa kukaDonald Woods eNingizimu Afrika. Ngalesosikhathi uWoods wayengumhleli wephaphandaba laseMonti, i-Daily Dispatch wayenikwe isigwebo seminyaka emihlanu sokungasebenzi ngemuva kokuboshwa kwakhe esikhumulweni sezindiza ezama ukubaleka.¬†Ngemuva kweminyaka eminingi ephikisana nohulumeni uWoods wabona ukuthi indlela izinto ezenzeka ngayo eNingizimu Afrika sezifinyelele lapho engasakwazi […]

Ma Albertina Sisulu Honoured

Albertina Sisulu's grandson, Duma, at the launch of the Albertina Sisulu Centenary Commemorative stamps

Last month the South African Post Office launched a¬† commemorative stamp in honour of the late anti-apartheid activist, Albertina Sisulu. Ma Sisulu, as she was affectionately known, would have celebrated her 100th birthday in October last year, and the stamps, which celebrate the centenary of her birth, recognise the many sacrifices that Sisulu made in […]

Cast your Vote at the DHC

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The late Archbishop Denis Hurley, after whom the Denis Hurley Centre was named, spent his life fighting for the human rights of all individuals, regardless, of race, culture or creed, but it was the poorest of the poor, who most needed his assistance. Now 25 years after the advent of South Africa’s hard-won democracy there […]

The 27th April 1994

Last weekend South Africa celebrated Freedom Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the country’s first democratic elections. As we head towards the polls next week to cast our vote in the fifth elections since the fall of apartheid, it seems like a good time to reflect on that historic day. The 27th April 1994 is […]

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 have been an overwhelming success. It is often said that the key to effective change is the active participation of the parties involved, and in this […]

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 on the 21st March 1960, and the countless others who died fighting for liberation during apartheid. We celebrate how far we have come as a country […]