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New Year greetings

December 28, 2016

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We all deserve to be as free as the birds and to enjoy equally the bounty of nature and the products of labour In these troubled and uncertain times we wish you all a more peaceful and hopefully more democratic 2017 Terry & Barbara Bell

Why free speech should be a priority

December 10, 2016

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This week ends with the 20th anniversary (December 10) of the adoption of South Africa’s Bill of Rights and justly lauded Constitution. But it comes at a time of considerable political and economic turmoil, nationally and globally, and when some of the rightly praised clauses of the Bill of Rights are under threat.

Death of a largely unsung heroine

December 9, 2016

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Myrtle Berman, anti-apartheid activist, librarian, political prisoner, hunger striker, international management consultant and lifelong socialist, died peacefully in her apartment in Cape Town on December 8. She was 92 and did not recover consciousness following a stroke on November 25.