ahmed kathrada

Q&A with founder of Champion South Africa

Well-known radio host Ashraf Garda challenges South Africans to change their mindsets to become champions in everything they do. Read more about his initiative,...

Young South African activist honoured with mural in New York

Teenage activist Zulaikha Patel, who was prominent in 2016 during protests against discriminatory hair policies at Pretoria Girls High School, has inspired a new...

Press release: Freedom is a gift from leaders like Kathrada

The freedom that we celebrate today is a precious gift bequeathed to us by leaders such as Ahmed Kathrada, says Brand South Africa's CEO...

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a...

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a...

Global leaders share wisdom on unity

South Africa's first Anti-Racism Week starts on 14 March and ends on Human Rights Day, 21 March. It comes from various civil society organisations, with the aim of uniting South Africans and celebrating our commonalities. We look back on inspiring leaders, and what they have said about unity.

Anti-Racism Week: recommitting to non-racialism

Ahead of Anti-Racism Week, starting on 14 March, struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada reflects on the reasons South Africa should come out in support of the initiative. He said the movement was not only needed, but also long overdue.

Kathrada wants to live on South Africa’s Robben Island

At a talk about his book, Triumph of the Human Spirit, struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada said that he would like to make Robben Island his home. He spent 18 years imprisoned on the island, and since his release from prison in 1989, has visited the site 300 times.
French honour for Ahmed Kathrada

French honour for Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada formed a strong bond with Nelson Mandela during apartheid as they fought for a free and democratic South Africa. Now, the French embassy in South Africa has honoured Kathrada for his work and ideals with the highest award in the European nation.

French honour for Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada formed a strong bond with Nelson Mandela during apartheid as they fought for a free and democratic South Africa. Now, the French embassy in South Africa has honoured Kathrada for his work and ideals with the highest award in the European nation.