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A life remembered on the stage

For nearly two years Sibongile Mkhabela had nothing but a concrete wall as a sounding board. A student leader in 1976, she was detained at the notorious John Vorster Square. To cope, she willed herself to forget. But in By The Apricot Tree, her daughter, playwright Ntsako Mkhabela, unpacks her life and her memories.

21st-century South Africans need to leave a lasting legacy

Play Your Part/ Sowetan DialoguesCommemorating Youth Day, the 18 June Sowetan Dialogues asked South Africa's young people to consider the legacy they want to leave for their children.

Hector’s sister tells the story still, 38 years later

A lack of unity among the children of today is striking for Antoinette Sithole. Back in 1976 children supported one another; now they do drugs, get pregnant, "and they don't take a stand. They are living in another world."

On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

A legacy of freedom, from mother to daughter

The first episode of Play Your Part's television series features struggle leader Sibongile Mkhabela and her daughter Ntsako as they reflect on their roles in building South Africa's future.

SA’s youth can beat drugs

South Africa's born-free generation is ready to lead the country. These young people are motivated, open-minded and focused, and their message for Youth Day 2013 is that you can be happy and successful without taking drugs.
Keep our youth drug-free

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