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Jana Marx

The Krugersdorp Cult Killings – Jana Marx

12th November 2020 Eleven murders over a period of four years sent shockwaves through the Krugersdorp community and made headlines nationwide. Eventually these... 

Karl Kemp

Promised Land: Exploring South Africa’s Land Conflict – Karl Kemp

10th November 2020 Land reform and the possibility of expropriation without compensation are among the most hotly debated topics in South Africa today, met with... 

Lloyd Burnard

Miracle Men: How Rassie's Springboks Won The World Cup – Lloyd Burnard

6th November 2020 When Rassie Erasmus took over as coach of the Springboks in 2018, few thought they had a chance of winning the Rugby World Cup. The Boks had... 

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Richard Steyn

Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever – Richard Steyn

3rd November 2020 If a mere seven more MPs had voted with Prime Minister JBM Hertzog in favour of neutrality, South Africa’s history would have been quite different.... 

Putco Mafani

The Price and Prize of Greatness – Putco Mafani

2nd November 2020 From humble beginnings in Bhofolo in the Eastern Cape, Putco Mafani has become a household name in South Africa. A medical condition persisting... 

Kagiso Msimango

Unf*ck Yourself, Unf*ck the World – Kagiso Msimango

26th October 2020 The word "f*ck" is super versatile. One of its many meanings is "broken". As we confront an uncertain future, torn apart by insecurity, pandemics,... 

Lihle Ngcobozi

Mothers of the Nation: Manyano Women in South Africa – Lihle Ngcobozi

22nd October 2020 ‘Whenever I see a Manyano woman, I see a woman who has the world in her hands and has the power to make things change because of the power that is... 

Riaan de Villiers

Prisoner 913: The Release of Nelson Mandela – Riaan de Villiers

16th October 2020 In 2013, historian JanAd Stemmet opened a box at the Archive for Contemporary Affairs at the University of the Free State and realised he'd found a... 

Michael Schmidt

Death Flight: Apartheid's secret doctrine of disappearance – Michael Schmidt

13th October 2020 In the late 1970s, as the apartheid government fought a desperate and dirty battle to stay in power, its security forces devised a chilling new... 

Shanthini Naidoo

Women in Solitary: Inside the female resistance to apartheid – Shanthini Naidoo

9th October 2020 ‘The freezing loneliness made one wish for death,” the journalist Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin said of her time in solitary confinement. With seven... 

Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema

Heart of a Strong Woman – Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema

8th October 2020 Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema loved the theatre from a young age and dreamed of being an actress. But she soon discovered that acting wasn’t for her –... 

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