Mike Louw’s memorial to be held in Cape Town

A memorial service for activist and unionist, Mike Louw, will be held on Thursday night in Lentegeur in Cape Town. Louw died on New Year’s Day at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer. His supporters have posted various messages of condolences on social media sites. The Congress[…]

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Kathrada to be buried on Wed

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, March 29 commencing at 10am at the Westpark Cemetery, Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg. The funeral ceremony is open to the public. The programme will include a political tribute session starting at 10am organised by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Former President[…]

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Memorial service to be held for Sithole

The City of Johannesburg and the SA Council of Churches will hold a memorial service on Wednesday for the Mozambican man initially identified as Emmanuel Sithole, who was stabbed and later died in Alexandra during a spate of attacks on foreign nationals. Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau and former president Nelson[…]

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No arrests yet after Sarah Baartman memorial defaced

Eastern Cape police confirmed on Sunday that the Sarah Baartman memorial at a centre of remembrance built in her honour in Hankey had been defaced. The incident happened at around 12:00 on Saturday, said Warrant Officer Gerda Swart. “The report was made by a community member who said he saw[…]

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Armenians mark centenary of mass killing

Armenians are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people allegedly by Ottoman forces, with world leaders holding a minute’s silence in the capital, Yerevan. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and First Lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start[…]

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ANC to pay for Selebi’s funeral

The ANC will pay for former police chief Jackie Selebi’s funeral and memorial service, it said on Tuesday. “It was agreed with the family that the African National Congress will be allowed to bury comrade Jackie Selebi who has been for most of his life at the centre of the[…]

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