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[…]
The TRC Victims Family Group has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a commission of inquiry into the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) because many cases from the Apartheid era remain untouched. The group includes families of the late Imam Abdullah Haron, Steve Biko, Chief Albert Luthuli as well as[…]
By Thakira Desai Being raised in an activist family, former South African ambassador to Libya, Syria and Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Dangor and his siblings joined the struggle at an early age. Five of the nine siblings actively took part in the struggle, one dying as member of the Azanian People’s[…]
By Shafiq Morton THE re-opening of the inquest into the causes of Ahmed Timol’s death in detention, 45 years after the fact, is most certainly a long-awaited constitutional triumph. However, with it comes tremendous pain, and the nightmares of an era when security policemen were licensed killers. For me, it[…]
The family of teacher and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, who died in police custody 45 years ago, believe that the reopening of an inquest docket into his death will help them clarify what really happened, and restore his legacy, dignity and honour. After being ruled a suicide in 1972, a[…]
Their stories of brutality were heard two decades ago, but the state has largely left finding out what happened to them to the survivors and their families. Twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission started public hearings for victims of apartheid crimes, many of those victims still don’t know[…]
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ) has revealed that it will be offering educational funding opportunities to identified victims of Apartheid, in recognition of the sacrifices such individuals made during the battle for democracy in South Africa. The department are hoping such funding will provide a better and[…]
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