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Former Robben Islander Laloo Chiba passes away

Former Robben Island prisoner, Laloo Chiba (87), has passed away just a short while ago.  Chiba had a mild heart attack a few days ago and was hospitalised. He was discharged this week and passed away at his home in Lenasia. Chiba was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe platoon commander[…]

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SA politicians to join solidarity hunger strike

Anti-apartheid struggle veteran Laloo Chiba has appealed to all South Africans to participate in a 24-hour hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian political prisoners. This comes as some 1500 Palestinian prisoners are on day twenty-four of their hunger strike demanding basic rights in Israeli jails. 86 year old Chiba,[…]

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Kathrada: An ethos of leadership

By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]

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Kathrada in high spirits following operation

ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada is in “high spirits” as he recovers after a surgery relating to blood clotting on the brain. The 87 year old human rights activist was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday for dehydration, but doctors later picked up the clot, which has subsequently been[…]

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Man drowns in Robben Island pool

A 21-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool on Robben Island in Cape Town on Monday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The man, who is from Phillipi, drowned while visiting family who work on the island, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement. Lambinon said the[…]

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Kathrada book launched

With no plans to slow down just yet, Ahmed Kathrada has made at least 300 trips to Robben Island since his release after he was incarcerated as a political prisoner for decades of his life. This past Saturday, in Cape Town, a new book was launched by the Ahmed Kathrada[…]

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