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Seedtime: A Retrospective of Omar Badsha at the DAG

Seedtime: A Retrospective of Omar Badsha can be viewed at the Durban Art Gallery. Spanning a period of almost 50 years, starting in the 1960s the exhibition includes Badsha’s early prints and drawings as well as his now celebrated photographic essays. 175 more words

Visual Arts

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


Remembering Sharpeville

On March 21st, South Africa commemorated one of the most significant days in the nation’s history; Sharpeville Day, which we all formally know as Human Rights’ Day. 153 more words

This year, Human Rights Day took a very different turn for me- I had a scarily close encounter with crime.

I struggle with the name because while there is an element of human rights in the meaning of it, the title is too vague and doesn’t focus on the issue it is actually addressing (and that South Africans all over the country are actually experiencing), which is an increase in violence in protest. 763 more words

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