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

Winnie and Nelson Mandela, as well as Joe Slovo of the SACP, singing "Kill the whites"
Winnie and Nelson Mandela, as well as Joe Slovo of the SACP, singing “Kill the whites”

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 … Read the rest

All-white cast of SA’s revolution speak up

Liliesleaf: Instigating violence in SA, a white passtime
Liliesleaf: Instigating violence in SA, a white pastime

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 … Read the rest

‘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

Mandela’s speech from the dock during the Rivonia Trial

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, center right, sings with supporters and the accused during the first treason trial outside the Drill Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1956.

I am the First Accused.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and practised as … Read the rest