Foundation expresses SA support for UN’s Global Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation says Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land continues to defy international law and expanding settlements effectively choke the possibility of a two-state solution. Today marks the United Nations Global Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. The foundation says in a statement the liberation[…]

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Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Claremont

At the tail end of heritage month, former Claremont resident, 79-year-old Abdullah Abdullah shared his glorious childhood memories and what has moulded into his heritage with VOC journalist Aneeqa du Plessis. A nostalgic Abdullah travelled back in time to Stegman road in Claremont, 60 years ago before apartheid and all[…]

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Tributes pour in for struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined in to express their sadness over the passing of struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni, saying “Another great tree has fallen in the forest.” Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang remembers him with fondness. “He called me Morwa, because I shared a first name with his son.[…]

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ANC stalwart Boeta Dawood turns 90

ANC and UDM stalwart, Boeta Dawood Khan celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday. The Kensington resident has a colourful struggle history and is known for his bold and unwavering activism against apartheid. He was detained in prison without trial for 180 days on Robben Island. The political activist was a[…]

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SA citizens who ‘benefited from apartheid’ speak out against ‘insensitive’ statements

Concerned citizens who “benefited from apartheid” have taken a stand against recent apartheid-related statements which they have described as “insensitive”. In a statement, supported by various heavyweights, professors, business people, former politicians and journalists, the concerned citizens added their voices to the recent furore. The group included: Emeritus Professor Willie[…]

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FW de Klerk must apologise on live TV

Former president FW de Klerk must account for his actions during apartheid and give an apology live on TV, a very small group of protesters said outside his foundation’s Cape Town offices on Wednesday. “[What we want is] for him to disclose what he has done, what instruction he has[…]

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