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South African biography

June 5, 2008

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One of the most remarkable things about South African history is the incredibly rich heritage of leadership we can lay claim to (regardless of current debates about the state of leadership in South Africa at the moment or my posts elsewhere on this blog). Political leadership is an obvious and easy example. But we too […]

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This week in history: 1-7 June 2008

June 1, 2008


For cricket fans, this is an important week. In 1935, South Africa beat England for the first time on English soil. The Broederbond was founded this week in 1918; Pixley Seme, journalist and one of the founders of the African National Congress died this week in 1951; and this week in 1980, Umkhonto weSizwe attacked […]

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