Tag Archives: United Democratic Front

Swimming Against the Tide

This past Wednesday¬† legendary cartoonist, Zapiro, joined the ranks of the likes of Susan Sontag, Patti Smith, Steven Spielberg, and our very own Johnny Clegg and William Kentridge, when he was bestowed the award of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. The award recognises those individuals who have made significant contributions […]

Gerald Patrick Kearney: 28th August 1942-23rd November 2018

Paddy Kearney

This past year we have celebrated the lives of some of our country’s greatest leaders, and we end¬†off the year commemorating the life of yet another fallen comrade, Paddy Kearney, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Paddy Kearney was an unassuming individual whose peaceful demeanour disguised the strength of will and character that served him […]

The United Democratic Front

Established in the early 1980s, the United Democratic Front (UDF) has an interesting, if somewhat dark, history in KwaZulu-Natal. A coalition of hundreds of organisations banded together with the common aim of non-racialism, the UDF’s first regional committee was from Natal, set up in May 1983. Officially though, the UDF was only launched nationally a […]