reconciliation

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.

Why does South Africa celebrate Heritage Day?

Heritage Day – 24 September – is one of South Africa's newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democracy in 1994. The...

Madiba mural unveiled in London for Mandela Day

A newly completed mural on the appropriately named Mandela Street in Camden, London, is yet another fitting tribute to the life and work of...

18 facts about the 9-metre Mandela statue

Weighing in at more than 3.5 tons, the new statue of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela unveiled on Monday at the Union Buildings shows the father of the nation with his arms outstretched, as if embracing the nation. Find out the facts behind this remarkable feat of art and engineering.

16 December: a day to learn from the past

South Africa's public holiday known as the Day of Reconciliation acknowledges the significance of 16 December to both the Afrikaner and liberation struggle traditions. A day once steeped in blood, the public holiday now marks a time for reflection and recognition of the country's rich cultural history.

Freedom fighters: names you might not know

Many people did their bit, big or small, to ensure the demise of apartheid. The names of struggle stalwarts such as Oliver Tambo, Nelson...

UWI honours Desmond Tutu with Luminary Award

The University of the West Indies has named Desmond Tutu the recipient of its Luminary Award. His daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth,...

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...

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

Economic growth tops SONA

SONA 2017: “The Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: Unity in Action Together Moving South Africa Forward”. Economic growth and transformation as well as education...