Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

Zuma must step down, Kathrada Foundation

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has urged South Africans to unite in calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down. The foundation is holding a press briefing, in the wake of Zuma’s announcement of a cabinet reshuffle. It comes just a few days after Ahmed Kathrada’s death. Today also marks one[…]

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What are we doing to ensure that racism is challenged?

OPINION by Derek Hanekom Incidents of racism over the last year should leave us deeply disturbed. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) dealt with 505 complaints of racism – an 82% increase from the previous financial year. This may point to increased awareness on reporting racism, which is a[…]

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Doctors happy with Kathrada’s recovery – foundation

ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s condition following an operation remains unchanged. On Monday, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation spokesperson Neeshen Balton said he saw the 87-year-old on Sunday night and he appeared to have had a restful night on Saturday. “There aren’t significant signs of improvement, he is still being kept sedated[…]

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Racist attack kicks off anti-racism week

With the recent wave of racist incidents reaching a new peak today‚ when a pizza-delivery motorcyclist was deliberately targeted by a racist bakkie-driver‚ the Anti-Racism Network (ARN) announced on Monday that this week (14-21 March) was Anti-Racism Week. The campaign‚ which is being supported by various organisations‚ including the Ahmed[…]

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Non-racialism must be fostered amongst youth

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has expressed shock and concern following two incidents related to issues of race. This includes allegations of racism during a field trip undertaken by Roodeplaat’s Curro School, and the massacre of nine people in a church in the USA.  The Foundation’s Director, Neeshan Balton, said that[…]

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