‘Our Rivonia trial lit the flame of revolution’: Denis Goldberg

Denis Goldberg
Denis Goldberg

Three silver-haired men sat together and recalled a court case 50 years ago that rocketed their friend and fellow freedom fighter to fame. To one man in the group that friend is simply “Nel.”

To the rest of … Read the rest

When the Mandela machine stops, what monstrous reality will return?

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by Dan Roodt

Last night I woke up, checked my Twitter and, sure enough, there was a Beeld journalist tweeting at one or two in the morning that nothing was happening outside Mandela’s hospital in Pretoria, except the noise of … Read the rest

Mines getting nervous as the revolution gains momentum

By Mike Smith

Bobby Godsell, the former Anglo American boss, Eskom boss and friend of Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s chief negotiator at Codesa, said that the deaths at the Marikana mine was “outrageous”.

“In an apartheid South Africa with no … Read the rest

The ANC’s second revolution (okay, ‘transition’) against whites

by Dan Roodt

South Africa, like Cuba, is the last outpost of communism. Elsewhere in the world, experiments in collective farming and nationalisation have been abandoned as the grim mistakes of nineteenth-century radicalism, issuing forth from the bearded Karl Marx, … Read the rest

Second revolution against whites must come, says Zuma

Johannesburg – The ANC’s second transition is necessary to overcome the compromises it made in the fight for democracy, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

“One of the causes of the slow pace to economic freedom is that ahead of … Read the rest