Former South African president Nelson Mandela on his 91st birthday in 2009.
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The death of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2021 has triggered renewed frustrations over the elusiveness of a “new” South Africa.
Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962.
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The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon’s thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan’s political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk played a critical role in the making of the 1994 political transition in South Africa.
The morality challenges faced by South Africa’s governing party are largely a function of fundamental factors established in 1994.
Birds flock around a statue of Boer War leader Paul Kruger at Pretoria’s Church Square.
How do Afrikaners find a place in post-apartheid South Africa? A look back at the dissidents who took on the apartheid state over decades offers some examples.
Nelson Mandela was a lawyer, an activist, a political prisoner and a president. He was also a man who loved learning.
The late South African statesman Nelson Mandela exemplifies lifelong learning that is deeply rooted in dialogue.
Demand for housing in South Africa continues to outstrip supply despite the government having made more than three million houses to poor households.
The dismally slow provision of housing in South Africa is such that more than 2.2 million households live in 2700 informal settlements. Waiting is the norm and can take years, even decades.
Nelson Mandela believed education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.
Nelson Mandela called education “the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world”. How can universities bring his words to life?
Glasgow’s Mandela friendship is only part of Scotland’s apartheid story.
At different times ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, various politicians called for politics to be kept out of the event. This didn’t prevent the organisers paying tribute to Glasgow’s part in the…