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Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

Nelson Mandela: becoming a freedom fighter

By: Raymond Suttner     9th December 2013 ‘I was not born with a hunger to be free,’ Nelson Mandela writes in his autobiography.  He immediately explains  ‘I was born free-free in every way... 

Questions about current politics 

By: Raymond Suttner     5th December 2012 South African politics today appear to be primarily concerned with the forthcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung.  Repeated analyses of the... 

PART 3: The 1960s and beyond: Illegality

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 When the ANC was banned in 1960, the organisation immediately decided that it would continue to operate illegally. This was easier said than done.... 

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PART 2: ANC’s focus on mass movement during the 1950s

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 The ANC YL, formed in 1944, described itself as the ‘powerhouse’ of the ANC. It developed a programme of action which was adopted by the... 

PART 1: Examining ANC history: the beginnings

By: Raymond Suttner     14th February 2012 The ANC centenary celebrations offer an opportunity to reflect on its beginnings as an organisation which drew people from different backgrounds;... 

Luthuli and MK

By: Raymond Suttner     13th December 2011 Much discussion around Chief Albert Luthuli’s life concerns his attitude to the formation of Mkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Only a few days after receiving... 

Luthuli and the lessons of his leadership 

By: Raymond Suttner     12th December 2011 December 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chief Albert Luthuli. This is important not only for ritualistic... 

Non-racialism and race 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2011 In current public discourse ‘race’, ‘playing the race card’, ‘re-racialisation’, elections as a ‘racial census’ are often heard. Many commentators... 

The anniversary of MK and the question of violence 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st August 2011 The 50th anniversary of uMkhonto we Sizwe on December 16 2011 is an opportunity to examine the role, meaning and impact of armed activity in the... 

A question of honour

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2011 Many people know of men and women who have been in battle trenches together, conventional troops or cadres of liberation struggles. Soldiers tend... 

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