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. …

Reconciliation and the Gender Divide

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 marks the Day of Reconciliation in South Africa – a momentous day that seeks to foster reconciliation and promote national unity. The day came into effect in December 1995 to mark the end of apartheid. It was a day that held meaning to both Afrikaner and African communities and was thus …

A Call for Justice

After seventeen years of actively seeking justice for the murder of Ahmed Timol, the Timol family might eventually find some peace. They first bought the case to the attention of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2002, but the NPA failed to investigate the matter. Eventually, in October 2017, the North Gauteng High Court officially …

Redeeming the Past

The saying goes forgive and forget but, in truth, it’s very important that we remember our past in order to try and forgive. That, in part, is what projects like the Liberation Heritage Route aim to do. It’s very difficult to move forward when there are unanswered questions, when details of events are either ignored …