Tag Archives: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The Resurrection of Winnie

This week marks one year since the passing of South Africa’s former first lady, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died on the 2nd April 2018 at the age of 81. Much has changed about the perception of Winnie Mandela since her death. In her later years Winnie was vilified for her links to violence against black people, […]

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

With a handwritten letter these days being something of a rarity, not many of us can appreciate how important written correspondence used to be, or the incredible tale of history that letters can reveal. Last Friday saw the book launch of a curated collection of letters that Archbishop Denis Hurley wrote over the course of […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: 26 September 1936-2 April 2018

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Late Monday afternoon the airwaves filled with stories of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as people phoned in to express their grief over the passing of this legendary South African political activist. Born on the 26th September 1936, Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela, known popularly as ‘Winnie’, was the daughter of two teachers, and the fifth of nine children. With educators […]