Nadine Gordimer and kronor for our Red Terror

For a while now, I have been interested in the “Swedish connection”. The intriguing question for me is: What role did Nadine Gordimer play in securing the Swedish funding for the ANC and South African Communist Party? Without the Swedish … Read the rest

Queen Georgina and the Holocaust card

Georgina Guedes enjoying the Colonial Life
Georgina Guedes enjoying the Colonial Life

by Albert Brenner

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I must admit that I did not expect Georgina Guedes to do it. But then, maybe I underestimated the impact my column had on her. For … Read the rest

Britten’s indifference

Sarah Britten painting her self-portrait
Sarah Britten painting her self-portrait

by Albert Brenner

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One very positive side-effect of the Red October protest was that it aired the stale house of the MSM in Mandelatopia. This breath of fresh air made … Read the rest

Joe Slovo and the roots of Afrikaner genocide


More and more, the term “genocide” is entering our everyday vocabulary. Many people, including columnists, have already explained that it is not the absolute number of people killed that defines a genocide, but the motives and … Read the rest

The Left wouldn’t mind seeing South Africa destroyed

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In my last column, I went to the trouble of explaining what happened on 16 June 1976 and that none of the six rioting Soweto high

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Apartheid protected us from Africa’s ‘dark eye’

by Dan Roodt

In response to my letter originally published in Business Day and available as a column here, Apartheid evil is hype, there has been at least three irate replies (see underneath) and one of support, Apartheid better Read the rest

Nadine Gordimer describes South African education system as a ‘wreck’

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate for literature in 1991

Nobel literature prize winner Nadine Gordimer poured scorn on South Africa’s education system on Tuesday as “a wreck” over the failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of public schools.

The scandal has … Read the rest