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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.

Knowing Mandela: a short book about a big man

John Carlin's Knowing Mandela follows Madiba on his release from prison through to the first years of his presidency from 1990 to 1995. He records, eloquently, how South Africa's first democratically elected president tackled the daunting obstacle of keeping the peace while bringing a divided nation together.

Mandela: a champion for women’s rights

Recognising that women's rights were fundamental to South Africa's success as a newly liberated nation, Nelson Mandela enshrined these rights in the country's world-leading Constitution. It followed a long and rich history of activism from women demanding equal rights and gender parity.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on justice and judgement

Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba reflects on the Oscar Pistorius trial and the role that South Africans can play in respecting the constitutional state and its legal system.

Child Line: protecting our ‘most valuable resource’

Over 200 representatives from child helplines, child protection organisations and private partner gathered at the KZN Science Centre in Durban to tackle common proplems faced by Child Line's throughout the world.

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