Mandela one of the world’s communist greats – SACP confirms his membership

In a statement a few days ago, the South African Communist Party confirmed Nelson Mandela’s membership, calling him “one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century”. The party proudly announed that Mandela was very much a communist during the … Read the rest

All-white cast of SA’s revolution speak up

SOUTH Africa’s “born free” generation has no interest in the nation’s history, Liliesleaf Trust chief executive officer Nicholas Wolpe complained yesterday while marking the 50-year anniversay of the arrests of the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) leadership.

“South Africans in general

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‘Our Rivonia trial lit the flame of revolution’: 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.”

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Mandela’s speech from the dock during the Rivonia Trial

I am the First Accused.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg for a number of years in partnership with Oliver Tambo. I am a convicted prisoner serving five years for leaving the … Read the rest