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Celebrating a century of Sol Plaatje, South Africa’s revolutionary black intellectual

South Africa's pioneering black writer, politician and polymath Sol T Plaatje was born 140 years ago this month, on 9 October 1876. This year...
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.
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.
Counting under way in South Africa's elections

Counting under way in South Africa’s elections

Politicians showed off their party colours at the national Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on Thursday morning as the focus shifted from voting to counting in South Africa's fifth democratic elections. Over 35% of votes had been counted by 9am, just 12 hours after polling stations closed at 9pm on Wednesday.

Suzman: a fearless voice stilled

Helen Suzman, South Africa's best known female politician and a vigorous anti-apartheid campaigner who was not afraid to stand alone against the government of the time, has died in Johannesburg at the age of 91.


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