When Essop Pahad was given a job, he did it efficiently. He surprised even his critics with his diligence.
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.
The sites provide a rare tangible record of the international solidarity that existed during the Cold War.
Ties between the two nations date back to Tanzania’s solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle.
Neil Agget’s passionate trade unionism proved fateful. It made him a target of a brutally repressive apartheid police state.
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
Gan Siyabonga is unique in Israel. It highlights a group that was both anti-apartheid and pro-Zionist.
A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
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.
Struggle songs are relevant even in the post apartheid context because they continue to be an important way in which people deliberate on issues.
The failure of the 2021 post-election deal is a missed opportunity for the African National Congress and Inkatha to work together.
The posturing is bound to continue. But at the age of 78 Jacob Zuma’s long day in the sun is over.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism – a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Ramaphosa is set to go down in the annals of history as an ANC president who presided over a tumultuous epoch in the party’s evolution.
Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state’s censorship.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
Bishop Purity Malinga is the first woman to be appointed Presiding Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern African in over 200 years.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in ‘singing down apartheid.’