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Sixty years on, the Freedom Charter is as relevant as ever

Sixty years ago the Congress of the People gathered on a dusty field in Kliptown to draft the document that would lead South Africa to liberation. The Freedom Charter is the foundation for South Africa's Constitution and its demands are as relevant now as they were in 1955.

Charlotte Maxeke's home to become a museum

Charlotte Maxeke’s home to become a museum

The Kliptown home of Charlotte Maxeke, the mother of black freedom in South Africa, is to be converted into a museum and interpretation centre, the Gauteng Provincial Government announced at an event to mark International Women's Day on Sunday.

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.

'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.

Active citizenship the focus of this week’s Play Your Part episode

The fourth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part television series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday 6 July at 9pm, will feature a some inspiring South Africans who Play their Part in the areas of active citizenship and education.

Soweto Fashion Week supports African design

Soweto Fashion Week isn't just easy on the eye; the event is a showcase for emerging designers and aims to help young artists break into an industry that's notoriously difficult to crack.

Have a heritage weekend

By foot or by bus, there are several tours on offer taking in the rich history of Johannesburg. For the first time, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is going as far east as Bezuidenhout Valley, and as far south as Kliptown, site of the famed Freedom Charter gathering.
South Africa's heritage is world class

Zuma's promise to Eldorado Park

Zuma’s promise to Eldorado Park

The government will work with the residents of Eldorado Park to drive druglords out of the community and to create an environment of hope and upliftment for its children, President Jacob Zuma promised after leading several Cabinet ministers on a visit to the suburb south of Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Freedom Day: long time coming

Apartheid was only formally legislated by the National Party in 1948, but discrimination had existed in South Africa for hundreds of years before that. This month, the country marks that long walk to freedom.
Freedom Park: celebrating peace

Teaching teens to fish

Instead of donating money to children’s shelters, a Johannesburg businessman has set up an initiative to help teens from shelters learn to live sustainable, productive lives as adults through creating mentorships.

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