Tag: Apartheid

Op-Ed: A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa

Prof. Quinton Johnson | Nelson Mandela University   A more than 365 year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa. Among the vast array of discriminatory laws was the Land Act...

Op-Ed: It’s cold outside Zuma’s ANC. But there’s little warmth left inside

In the liberation struggle against apartheid a small number of white people joined the battle to overthrow the South African regime. One of them, academic Raymond Suttner, was first arrested in 1975...

In their rush to become “global”, cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer, popular with hipsters everywhere. Sidewalk tables were occupied by attractive young people; a pleasant tableau...

Op-Ed: It’s 30 years since Cuito Cuanavale. How the battle redefined southern Africa

Thirty years ago in southern Angola, four military forces were mobilising for the largest conventional battle in Africa since the Second World War. It was a battle that would have huge consequences...

South Africa farm minister sees no land expropriation without payment

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is not likely to approve any expropriation of land from white farmers without paying compensation.

The world remembers Ahmed Kathrada

South Africa's struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada died this morning, age 87 at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg.. This is how the world remembers him: A generation of true leaders of heart and...

S.A’s struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada: The gentle soul has died

One of the last survivors of the rebels who faced death with Nelson Mandela was a genial, gentle, soul with resolve of iron.

Winnie Mandela “absolutely fine” in hospital – spokesman

South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of the late president Nelson Mandela, is "absolutely fine" after being admitted to hospital for observation, her spokesman said on Friday. Doctors decided on Wednesday to...
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