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Why so many SA rugby fans support the NZ All Blacks

October 10, 2017

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There is a long an sometimes bitter history behind the fact that so many South African rugby fans — especially in the Eastern and Western Cape — support New Zealand's All Blacks against South Africa's Springbok team. And that support seems likely to ontinue.

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.

Obituary: Ann Harris Wolfe 1938 – 2016

April 14, 2016

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Ann Harris, a fighter for justice, is dead. The widow of the only "white" political opponent of apartheid to be hanged, she died in her Wakelyns Farm home in Suffolk, England on April 11.

Zuma & the ‘Yugoslav card’

April 7, 2016

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It was the “Yugoslav card” — the threat of territorial fragmentation — that enabled President Jacob Zuma to ensure that the ANC leadership would rally behind him. He made it clear that, unlike former president Thabo Mbeki, sacked by the ANC, he would not go quietly.

The editor who was a spy

November 29, 2015

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One of the most successful agents of South Africa's apartheid state was the editor in chief of the country’s leading Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Times. This claim is contained in a book by veteran journalist John Matisonn to be released this week.

Alex La Guma comes home

August 9, 2015

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“Alex La Guma has come home.” With those words, a visibly emotional Blanche La Guma last month received the first book, “hot off the presses” containing three of her late husband’s best-known novels, all of them banned in the apartheid era. The occasion was the initial launch of Alex La Guma – A colossus revisited […]

Apartheid’s “Dr Shock” jailed in Canada

April 30, 2014

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Aubrey — “Dr Shock” — Levin the South African army psychiatrist accused of torturing gays and dissidents in the apartheid military, and who fled to Canada with the collapse of apartheid, has started a five-year jail term in Canada for sexual molestation.