(GIN)—Fierce anti-apartheid fighter Chris Hani will be remembered in South Africa this week at a time when the Africa National Congress faces its most serious internal divisions. Fortunately, many writings survive that reveal Hani’s physical and moral bravery. Among his most famous quotes are these: “What we need in South Africa is for egos to […]
(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma, at the annual Reconciliation Day event in Gopane, region of the North West, had to be rushed out of the venue as tornado-like winds lifted the stage and tent into the air in one terrifying moment. The president had just begun to deliver a prepared address about the history of National Reconciliation […]
(GIN)—Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association—FIFA—to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs who have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules. Rights groups say that according to FIFA policy, teams can only play on the territory of another FIFA member with that member’s permission. The Israel Soccer Association organizes […]
JOHANNESBURG—The wife of a slain anti-apartheid hero is raging against a court decision ordering the release of her husband’s killer on parole within 14 days. Limpho Hani, widow of Chris Hani, called the decision to grant parole to Janusz Walus “a sad day for South Africa.” She harshly rebuked the judge who made the ruling, […]
(GIN)–South Africa’s old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The right-wing Front National party was quoted to say that the photo of shooting suspect Roof, […]
(GIN)–A five million dollar prize for exemplary leadership, good governance and defending human rights has been awarded to the president of Namibia, it was announced this week. President Hifikepunye Pohamba is the first leader to capture the prize since it was awarded to Cape Verde’s former president in 2011. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, named for […]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle, said he was dismayed at the “blatant exclusion” of Afrikaners from memorial services for Nelson Mandela.
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic You’d think the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the man who saved South Africa from the evils of apartheid, had already been thoroughly documented. However, that’s not the case. Sure, the media covered the interminable prison sentence ended by worldwide economic/political pressure, the inauguration of South Africa’s first […]
By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist—When Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress comrades were plotting to overthrow the white minority-rule apartheid regime in South Africa, Lilies Farm in Rivonia, just north of Johannesburg, served as their secret hideout.