Tags Activist

Tag: activist

South Africa's tribute to Andrew Young

South Africa’s tribute to Andrew Young

The Nelson Mandela Foundation in Joburg held a tribute event for American activist and politician Andrew J Young. He recalled his interactions with South African struggle stalwarts during apartheid, while attendees commended his contribution to global justice.

From priest, to activist and Public Peace Prize recipient

Father Michael Lapsley came to South Africa from New Zealand as a young man. In his adopted home, he could not ignore the horrors of apartheid. For his contribution to peace and reconciliation, he was recently named the recipient of the Public Peace Prize 2016 in the category "Global Peace and Reconciliation – Internationally Reputed Peacemaker".

US publisher buys rights to young South African's tale

US publisher buys rights to young South African’s tale

Seven Stories Press plans to publish 23-year-old youth activist Malaika wa Azania's book, Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation, in the US this year. She reminds us of a "young Steve Biko", the New-York based publisher said.
SA conservationist Ian Player dies

SA conservationist Ian Player dies, aged 87

Ian Player "worked tirelessly, fully committed to his life’s work of nature conservation and his quest to understand the human spirit and psyche", the Wilderness Foundation said of its 87-year-old founder, who passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday.
football - and a nation united

Global Watch to ‘red-card racism in sport’

South African activist, politician and businessman Tokyo Sexwale was joined by former president Thabo Mbeki, former cricket administrator Ali Bacher and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce at the Johannesburg launch of a new global initiative to tackle discrimination in sport on Monday.

Abramjee is on a crusade to stop crime

Once a renowned crime reporter, Yusuf Abramjee is determined to do what he can to end crime in South Africa. He is the power behind Crime Line and Lead SA, and is a vice-president of Crime Stoppers International. The Order of the Baobab is the latest honour in his trophy cupboard.

Jerome Slim Du Plooy cares about making a difference

Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg.

Emotional connection the core of Mashika’s music

Young, urban and talented, Zethu Mashika is a self-taught musician and composer, and is South Africa's first and so far only black film composer. He has won the best score award twice in the 48 Hours Film Project, and is the man behind the organic sound of 'Zama Zama'. For him, it is a spiritual and emotional exercise.

'Papwa' Sewgolum: little known great

Jerome Slim Du Plooy cares about making a difference

Basketball opened up the world for Jerome Du Plooy, and now he is using what he has learned and earned to help other children out of a world of poverty and deprivation in the south of Joburg. Slim Cares helps to feed and clothe youngsters, and gives them hope that there is a path out of poverty.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents - both known for their humanity - by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

LATEST

X
X
Skip to toolbar