History

The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.

They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago.

Political cartoonist Zapiro's work is as important as ever following the Charlie Hebdo killings. His life and role in society is discussed.

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!

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 a

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.

Mangaung is the capital of the Free State province. What is now the province was an independent Boer republic, the Orange Free State, from 1854 to 1902.
The name means “Place of Leopards” or “Place of Cheetahs” in Sesotho.
Bloemfontein is the home of the Cheetahs rugby team.

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