Mayat embodied principled, faith-based, socially committed, inspired leadership.
Many South Africans have a strong personal relationship with Nelson Mandela. The planned auction felt like a transgression of the moral boundary of familial respect.
Palestine remains the single issue on which South Africa’s support for a people’s struggle has been unquestionably consistent.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s messages, and tone of delivery, suggest an assertive leader representing the interests of the global south.
President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
The Nobel Peace Prize has recognized some legendary leaders and peace activists, but it has a mixed track record of recognizing people who actually deserve the prize.
South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
There is never going to be a final assessment of Mandela’s legacy. How it is regarded will continue to change, depending on the destination South Africa travels to.
A new book delves into the issues faced by a 1971 international tennis tour, and calls for injustice to be recognised.
The activist and writer has been erased from South Africa’s history - but new academic work seeks to restore his voice.
Regarding himself heir to Cecil Rhodes, Oppenheimer deplored the threat to civilisation represented by ‘primitive tribesmen’.
The book is a gripping read for anyone interested in late 20th century history, and in the end of apartheid.
Jonny Steinberg talks about his intimate double biography of the famous South African leaders.
Neil Agget’s passionate trade unionism proved fateful. It made him a target of a brutally repressive apartheid police state.
Gan Siyabonga is unique in Israel. It highlights a group that was both anti-apartheid and pro-Zionist.
Africa is considered too high risk as a destination for big US pop tours - but Beyoncé could and should break the mould.
South Africa’s foreign policy under Ramaphosa emphasises economic diplomacy and ‘progressive internationalism’, which promotes global equity and ending the dominance of the global north.
The relationship between Pretoria and Moscow was forged in the apartheid era with the then Soviet Union giving support to banned ANC fighters.
A powerful new book restores the writer and feminist politician to her rightful place in history.
A historian counters the popular view that the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall set in motion talks to end apartheid. The process was unstoppable by then.