Love in the Time of Struggle

As the world celebrates February, the ‘month of love’, it’s worth remembering a heroic couple who spent their lives fighting against the injustice of the apartheid state and paid the ultimate sacrifice for doing so. Victoria Nonyamezelo Mxenge and Mlungisi Griffiths Mxenge were a formidable duo who spent their lives campaigning for justice and freedom. […]

The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma

On Friday the 15th December 1989 Doreen Mgoduka woke up to discover that her husband, Glen, hadn’t returned from a meeting he had gone to the previous evening. Ordinarily Doreen’s morning ritual involved her sitting down to watch the breakfast news show, but that Friday, with her husband on her mind, she skipped the news. […]

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 of Ahmed Timol, who had died in police custody on the 27th October 1971. Timol was the 22nd political detainee to die since 1963. By 1990, a further […]