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In each of his novels, he explored questions that shifted South Africa's cultural debates, especially about memory and race.
Apartheid-era Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee, Thabo and Zanele Mbeki, Nelson Mandela and his daughter Zenani, FW and Marike de Klerk.
The book shows that the claim made by some analysts that it was the fall of communism that prompted moves towards negotiations to end apartheid is off the mark.
A younger Dennis Brutus, president of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee in Montreal, Canada in 1976.
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That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state's censorship.
Jürgen Schadeberg in 1955 with trainee photographers at Drum, Peter Magubane, left, and Bob Gosani. Both became well-known photographers.
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The gift of his images lies in their depiction of the social worlds that apartheid sought to destroy, but that live on through the photographs.
Veteran South African politician Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressing parliament in 2019.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
South African freedom struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni at the UN.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom.
South Africa's history shows that mobilising white privilege can be a useful tool for advancing the struggle against racism.
Persistent rampant povery has been blamed on the compromises made by the African National Congress during negotiations to end apartheid.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa's governing party.
A police officer at a 24-hour roadblock in Cape Town, South Africa after the country went into lockdown.
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It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
Rivonia trialist Denis Goldberg speaking at a gala event in 2011 to honour the surviving members of the Rivonia Trial.
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Goldberg was the youngest Rivonia triallist. Segregated prisons meant he was sent to Pretoria, while his fellow accused were incarcerated on Robben Island.
The African National Congress fought against the evils of apartheid, but couldn’t escape the sins of power itself.
The book is set to heighten the debate about the future of the party, whose dominance has been in decline since 2009.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela with former American world boxing champion Marvin Hagler. The undated photo was taken after Mandela’s release.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
The great cause of the 1980s.
The British Anti-Apartheid Movement was founded 60 years ago. Here's why it remains as relevant today as in its heyday.
Former South African President FW De Klerk at the opening of parliament recently. The Economic Freedom Fighters objected to his presence.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
FW de Klerk, the last president of apartheid South Africa.
In his new capacity as President of South Africa, FW de Klerk directly experienced for the first time how the international community had abandoned its support for minority white rule.
Orphan Swazi schoolboys playing soccer in a local school in Mbabane, Swaziland, in 2006.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
Purity Malinga, the new Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Bishop Purity Malinga is the first woman to be appointed Presiding Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern African in over 200 years.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
The springbok emblem was introduced under white rule in South Africa and by retaining it, it remains a burden for many South Africans who followed the Rugby World Cup.
England’s Owen Farrell in action during the Autumn International match at Twickenham Stadium, London, 2018.
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The historic sporting rivalry between England and South Africa has often been marred by political protests and controversy.