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. …

Joe Slovo: 23 May 1926 – 6 January 1995

Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the death of Joe Slovo. With a number of buildings, streets, and even suburbs named in his honour, most South Africans are familiar with the name, but how many of us really know the story of Joe Slovo, one of our country’s greatest political activists? Despite spending his entire …