The activist and writer has been erased from South Africa’s history - but new academic work seeks to restore his voice.
Jonny Steinberg talks about his intimate double biography of the famous South African leaders.
Robert Sobukwe was once perceived to possess more revolutionary potential than Nelson Mandela.
The suggestion that Mandela single-handedly achieved democracy is as intellectually threadbare as the charge that he was centrally responsible for the failure to transform South Africa.
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.
That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state’s censorship.
Goldberg was the youngest Rivonia triallist. Segregated prisons meant he was sent to Pretoria, while his fellow accused were incarcerated on Robben Island.
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.
A new network of 20 sites have been declared as marine protected areas in South Africa.
How African penguins and their chicks’ respond to fish availability informs marine conservation.
A collection of prison letters provides a peek into the suffering of South African liberation hero, Robert Sobukwe.
Nelson Mandela’s release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The analysis of the Kowie River rehearses the warnings provided by the colonial and post-colonial destruction of culture and nature.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way.
The former prison, Spike Island, is now one of the world’s top ‘dark tourism’ destinations.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
Amed Kathrada’s legacy can be used as an example for a good life. South Africans will miss his unwavering courage to speak out on matters of national interest.
The curbing of fishing has helped African penguins rebound from close to extinction – but it is not enough.