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The oratory of Oliver Tambo: Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Oliver Tambo

Ramatlhodi was the ANC president’s speechwriter. He recalls a sharp dresser who was meticulous in his attention to detail and unwaveringly dedicated to liberation.Amukelani...

Quotable OR Tambo

Born in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man...

Chris Hani: a selfless leader

Twenty-two years after his assassination, Chris Hani has become the symbol of humility and selflessness. At the memorial held in his honour, President Jacob Zuma called on South Africans to be as selfless as the struggle hero and unite to solve our issues.

South Africa must honour heroes: Zuma

South Africa remembers Chris Hani

The grave of Chris Hani, the assassinated leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress‚ is to be declared a heritage site as South Africa commemorates the 22nd anniversary of his death.
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How the family of African states helped end apartheid

The victory over apartheid was a collective effort. Help from other African countries was decisive in the struggle. From bases in Angola to military help in Zambia, they all played a role.

Brand SA/Sowetan Dialogues urge African unity

Brand SA/Sowetan Dialogues panelistsThe most recent Brand South Africa/Sowetan Dialogues event urged South Africans to recognise the role other Africans played in the nation's struggle for freedom.

Nelson Mandela: a life in service

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela eventually rose to prominence as SA's first black president; in his later years, he became a prominent global statesman. This week, the world mourns his passing with tributes, tears and gratitude for his lifelong fight against all forms of discrimination.

Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm – the day that South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.
From Liliesleaf to Robben Island

Mandela’s head rises in Howick

A large, unusual portrait marks the spot where Nelson Mandela's life on the run came to an abrupt end - the Black Pimpernel was on his way home from a meeting with Chief Albert Luthuli, but his next stop was prison.
Travelling the Mandela Route

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