Women’s Resistance – Remembering Ruth First

21st March marks Human Rights Day in South Africa. Universal human rights that were established in the 1948 UN convention after the second world war relate to “humanity, freedom, justice, and peace.” In the South Africa this day is intrinsically tied to the tragic events that took place in Sharpeville, Johannesburg on March 21st, 1960. …

Writing and Resistance – Remembering Nat Nakasa

Known for his literary prowess, immaculate dress sense, and “quiet rage” against the apartheid machine, journalist Ndazana Nathaniel Nakasa was a scholar with a wit as sharp as his pen. He took his own life at the young age of 28 while in permanent exile in New York but achieved much in his literary career. …