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What’s in a South African name? From Krotoa to Van der Stel

Despite generations of official efforts to keep South Africans apart, racial mingling goes back to the very first years when white and black met at the Cape of Good Hope.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents - both known for their humanity - by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

Cheesekids help the less fortunate

Shaka Sisulu is living up to the names of his grandparents – both known for their humanity – by founding and running an organisation that prompts well-off youngsters to roll up their sleeves and get to work building a better world for those without their privileges.

Commemorating 50 years since the Rivonia Trial

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country's turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.

Parenting a Nation


The private and public lives of Walter and Albertina Sisulu are explored in the exhibition, Parenting a Nation. Both were stalwarts of the anti-apartheid liberation struggle, parents of nine children – four adopted – and revered by an entire country, but above all, theirs is an enduring love story.
Freedom Day: long time coming

The Rivonia Trialists today

Of the eleven Rivonia trialists, eight were sentenced to life in prison, two were acquitted and charges against the last were dropped – all of them led colourful lives in later years.
Madiba's legacy is forever

Mandela prison anniversary marked

November 7 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the prison sentence handed down to former president Nelson Mandela for leaving the country illegally and inciting workers to strike.
Liliesleaf: keeping the memory alive

Healing Africa’s broken hearts

Africa's young hearts celebrated life with freedom fighter Albertina Sisulu, at both her 91st birthday party and the opening of the Sheika Al Jalila House in Johannesburg.
Free Square in Kliptown

Kliptown and the Freedom Charter

On 26 June 1955 over 3 000 people made their way through police cordons to gather on a dusty square in Kliptown, south of Johannesburg, to draw up the Freedom Charter. Fifty years later, President Thabo Mbeki lit a flame of freedom to mark the opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication.
Walter Sisulu's Garden

Walter Sisulu’s Garden

The Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden outside Johannesburg has been renamed the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, in honour of the freedom fighter who was also "the father of everyone" with whom he spent a quarter of a century behind apartheid's prison bars.

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