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​South Africa: Heritage Day 24th September 2016

Today we celebrate our shared heritage,

through smiles and tears, the ache of the past and the hopes of today and tomorrows yet unborn.

Today we share our Africanness, our blood enmeshed within each other – bright red thumping through countless veins, reminding us of the spirit of uBuntu – I am because we are, 60 more words

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A New Book for Children

.”Annie and Koos of the Bushveldt” will be published before the end of 2016. It is a book for younger readers, or their parents who might read to them, based  loosely on the writings of Nonnie De La Rey during the Boer War. 80 more words

African History

When Politics Come to Sport: A History of Protest and Boycott at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Politics and professional sport have forever been intertwined. Recently this has become more apparent with a number of news stories demonstrating this relationship. The American footballer Colin Kaepernick has made headlines and received a great deal of harassment for kneeling during the American national anthem at matches in protest of police violence against African Americans. 1,347 more words

20th Century

Theodore Roosevelt's Safari

Theodore Roosevelt became the United States’ 26th President on the 14th of September, 1901.

Once he finished his presidency in 1909 he went on an eleven-month safari… 18 more words


The Amistad Africans

We here at the Blog dedicate ourselves each week to writing a post on a person (or set of people) that has been in some way marginalized, written out of mainstream historical narratives, or dismissed as unimportant for various reasons. 1,353 more words

Nelson Mandela's First TV Interview (1961)

This is one of the first TV interviews of Nelson Mandela. During this period the ANC was gradually coming to the conclusion seeking non-violent means to end the Apartheid regime in South Africa. 133 more words



At No.5 – Soul E

Referred to by some as Soul E Baba, Soul E came into the limelight in 2006 with his hit song “soul e baba dey here”. 296 more words