At seven p.m. sharp, seven nights a week, during the darkest days of apartheid, an incendiary radio broadcast beamed out from Lusaka, Zambia. It began with the clack of machine-gun fire, followed by a familiar call-and-response: Amandla Ngawethu! “Power to the People!” The shooting faded in and out, waxing and waning with the chant. Hundreds of miles and two countries to the south, people gathered in matchbox homes in Johannesburg’s industrial townships and community centers in the Cape Flats and thatched-roof huts in black homelands to hear the transmission.
In a contribution that Gisela Albrecht has published * 2004 on the person and work of the South African theologian Beyers Naudé, I am presenting here excerpts in revised form, it records the history of the respected admonisher and Signpost Beyers Naudé by former supporters and beneficiaries apartheid to a reputed and consistent opponent and freedom apostles after that set as a witness and co-designer accents even and especially in the "new" South Africa and created new perspectives, according to:
From publishing her first volume of poetry at age 17 to her coverage of the TRC hearings, poet and writer Antjie Krog is a remarkable South African. Poet, journalist, academic and writer Antjie Krog was born in 1952 in Kroonstad in the Free State.
Anti-apartheid activist, communist, journalist, prisoner, academic, mother and victim of assassination: Ruth First indeed led an extraordinary life.
Justice Albie Sachs and author Lauren Beukes discuss Ruth First's life in this podcast.
Shula Marks examines the abundant archaeological evidence, much of it recently gathered, for the widespread settlement of South Africa before 1488 when Portuguese sailors first reached the Cape.
In 1914 J.B.M. Hertzog forms the National Party. The following year Nasionale Pers i.e Naspers is formed by the same man, along with a daily newspaper, De Burger, later known as Die Burger.
D F Malan, a former minister in the conservative Dutch Reformed Church is persuaded to become editor and is the main supporter of Hertzog’s National Party.
In 1916 Naspers publishes its first magazine Die Huisgenoot.
In 1918 the company takes a further step towards expansion when its book publishing operations is founded as Die Burger Boekhandel.
From Transformational Leadership To Mafia State? Observations From South Africa’s Two Decades of Democracy
LSE’s Connor Vasey uses the recent LSE Ideas lecture delivered by Dr Mzukisi Qobo as a springboard to discuss ways in which South Africa’s democracy exhibits features of a so-called “mafia state”.
Burkina Faso: Echoes of Revolution Past
Ernest Harsch discusses the enduring appeal and influence of the revered revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.
There is probably no time when people are more aware of history than when they are in the midst of making it. In Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaoré had scarcely fled from huge crowds of angry demonstrators when protesters and commentators alike began drawing parallels with other momentous uprisings.