Robert Sobukwe

Preserving Africa’s rich liberation history

The trans-continental Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route will allow the continent to reclaim its history from its colonisers. Sulaiman Philip A continent-wide Resisitance and Liberation Heritage Route...

South Africa’s Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill, a multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of Johannesburg, was built on the site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group - Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them - were once detained.

On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

Biko’s legacy lives on

Stephen Bantu Biko died in police detention on 12 September 1977, but the principles that he stood for live on today through a series of programmes run by the Steve Biko Foundation.
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