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Nes in daai dae – die dae toe my ma haar moes afsloop aan wittes om my en my broer ‘n lewe te gee wat sy nooit kon gehad het nie – bedien ek nou ook die Heiliges van Apartheid. 439 more words

Paula Van Der Oest, director (4): Black Butterflies (NL, 2011)

Contrary to A Quiet Passion that depicts the life of a poet (Emily Dickinson) who controls her words and the passion that inhabits her with excessive resolve, Black Butterflies pictures the South African poet Ingrid Jonker as a woman overwhelmed by the love and words that flow from her. 56 more words


Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais***

I received an advance copy in return for this honest review, thanks to Net Galley and G.P. Putnam. I expected to absolutely love it; I came of age when the South African revolution against the Apartheid state was in full flower and before anything about it showed on mainstream media, which was all we really had then apart from underground films shown in the basements of coffee houses near campus. 436 more words

Book Blog

Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928- )

M. Buthelezi is a member of the Zulu Royal Family and has a seat in Parliament. He has been a vital leader in the struggle against apartheid and building democracy. 39 more words

Leader Analysis

Charlottesville and Joburg: The impact of a blunt instrument

IT has seemingly again become a trend to stifle arguments with blunt instruments. It might appear to be stretching a point to contrast recent horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States, with post-apartheid South African discourse. 679 more words

An Unsung Hero: What Happened to Mbuyisa Makhubu?

When we celebrate Youth Day on 16 June, the first image that comes to our minds is the iconic photo of a dying Hector Peterson. His sister runs at his side, terror spread across her face. 610 more words