Cape Town Opera stages The Mandela Trilogy in Wales.
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A new book explores how Cape Town became a hub for African opera.
People lie dead in the aftermath of the unprovoked shooting of peaceful protesters.
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Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
Palestinian children amid homes in Gaza reduced by rubble by Israeli bombs.
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The European bourgeoisie could not forgive Hitler because he applied in Europe colonialist procedures previously reserved for the supposedly inferior Arabs, Indians, and Africans.
Without independent evidence, the ABC is right not to adopt for itself terms such as ‘genocide’ and ‘apartheid’, but equally it is right to report others making such allegations.
Opera meets vogueing in the production about the life and work of the late Simon Nkoli.
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A 26-member theatre ensemble aims to bring history to light in a fresh way.
Henry Bredekamp in 2010.
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The father of Khoisan revivalism became a public historian as his academic work met activism.
South African captain Temba Bavuma huddles with the team.
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This is South Africa’s fifth semi-final at the tournament. Is 2023 the year they reach the finals and win?
Izikhothane display their expensive Italian shoes - which they sometimes destroy in public.
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It’s about more than wasteful destruction; it’s a way of restoring dignity to marginalised young lives.
Apartheid ended in 1994 in South Africa, but ‘race’ remains politically salient.
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Critics of the 1994 political settlement largely hail from the black middle class, even though it has been one the principal beneficiaries of South Africa’s social democracy.
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Social media is a lifeline for community radio, helping it grow by being shaped by young listeners.
South African captain Siya Kolisi at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
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A psychologist analyses the rugby star’s life to extract lessons.
Typical apartheid-era houses in Soweto, South Africa.
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The transfer of township rental houses to inhabitants did not necessarily give families greater security. “Family houses” were frequently acquired by individuals.
Alexandra township is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa’s vast gulf between wealth and poverty.
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Efforts have been made to change the patterns of inequality in South Africa. But not enough has been done. Race-based inequality is still a real problem.
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks in parliament.
Buthelezi should not be dismissed as a mere stooge during apartheid. Yet, he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
An image from the Lockdown series that won the 2023 FNB Art Prize.
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The winner of the prestigious FNB Art Prize documents township life in lockdown and rural life in a former homeland.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait to receive food rations distributed by a humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 2023.
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The Taliban’s two years ruling Afghanistan have taught us ordinary human rights initiatives are insufficient to address gender apartheid. We need resolute collective international action.
Wreck of the British ship Charlotte in Algoa Bay, South Africa, 1854.
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The word shows that language isn’t static, it evolves to reflect developments in a society.
South Africa is one of four African countries participating in the tournament, which begins on 28 July.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 18, 2023.
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Despite claims of defending democracy and shared values, the U.S.-Israel relationship is one of self-interest where the Palestinians pay the price.
Nelson Mandela, the late first president of democratic South Africa, is credited with the relatively peaceful transition from apartheid rule.
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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.