Winnie tries to make a comeback

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela — she changed her last name from simply Mandela after her divorce from Mr. Mandela in 1996 — is very ostentatiously trying to re-enter politics.

Madikizela-Mandela is eager to claim part of the Mandela legacy. “Nobody knows him … Read the rest

16 June: Your race-riot triumph is my Orwellian nightmare

Today is 16 June, a public holiday (vacation to our American friends) commemorating the race riots of 1976 in Soweto. Every year I dread the arrival of 16 June, incongruously called “Youth Day”, because it represents the acme of the … Read the rest