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The New Freedom Charter

This past weekend the ANC’s 103 anniversary statement emphasised the spirit of the Freedom Charter 60 years after its penning. In my last City Press column of 2014 I penned some thoughts for a new Charter I hope might be crafted soon… 653 more words


Save the Sharpeville Six

On Monday, the 3rd of September, 1984, the townships in the Vaal blew up. People were angry about the new, high rents the Lekoa Town Council said they must pay. 1,722 more words

Year 1987

The ANC move to armed struggle

The founding members of the African National Congress (ANC) or as it was called originally in 1912 the South African Native National Congress, would more easily recognise the ANC of the 1990s more than the same organisation of 1961 which took up arms against the brutal and oppressive regime of apartheid. 2,830 more words