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The Jakes that we Loved

By Albie Sachs Former justice of the Constitutional Court ALBIE SACHS reflects on the life of Jakes Gerwel, a contrarian who welcomed critiques of his own leadership What to do about my…

Bantu women on the move

The grand narratives about history are misleading. Apart from the pass protests of the early 1900s and the 1956 march, history would have us believe that black women were not active…

On trial with Mandela

Ayesha (Bibi) Dawood became a dedicated activist in the fifties and stood trial with others like Nelson Mandela during the infamous Treason Trials.

On Being South African

By Zubeida Jaffer Who am I? I am a child of God and am part of the universe. I was born into a Cape Muslim family. I am neither white, nor black, nor pink, nor blue. I am a human…