Mourners have gathered at the KwaKhangelamankengane palace at Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal where the AmaZulu regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu will be buried in a private ceremony on Thursday evening. The Queen passed away at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Thursday last week at the age of 65. Her body[…]
By Anees Teladia A memorial service was held in honour of two operatives of the former armed wing of the ANC (uMkhonto weSizwe) last night, marking 30 years since their tragic sacrifice for liberation. The two freedom fighters, Coline Williams and Robbie Waterwitch died for South African freedom in an[…]
Hundreds of students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) paid their respects to Dean of Health Sciences Professor Bongani Mayosi at an informal memorial service on Monday. Mayosi, who was born in Mthatha in 1967 and died on Friday, was fondly remembered as a source of encouragement and inspiration.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A memorial has been held in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami – the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster. Memorial ceremonies are also due to be held in Thailand and Sri Lanka. More than 200,000[…]
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