Our rich history

Waiting to exhale: The story of Alexandra township

A bird’s eye view of Alexandra in northern Johannesburg from the top of Alex Mall tells the story of how the 1913 ...

By Itumeleng Mafisa

Jail was veteran scribe’s second home

Prison cells hold both good and bad memories for Joe Thloloe’s lifelong career in journalism.

By Thabiso Thakali

The day the liberation Struggle was changed

On October 19 1977, a seismic event occurred in the South African liberation Struggle, putting paid to the dominant ...

By Gaongalelwe Tiro

All blackness is not equal

In South Africa blackness became a call to action for all those oppressed under the racist, fascist supremacy of the ...

The great pioneers

Business icon Richard Maponya keen to train entrepreneurs

Richard Maponya, the great-grandfather of black business, is not ready to rest on his laurels despite being two years ...

By Mpho Sibanyoni

Greg Maloka: The music maestro

“What business are we in,” he is said to have asked a rightfully perplexed room that duly informed him it was a radio ...

By Thembalethu Zulu

Creating schools for the African future

Sizwe Nxasana is a man on a mission to break apart the traditional notion of how teaching and learning in schools ...

By Thabiso Thakali

Loxion Kulca eyes new era

The story of Wandi and Sechaba’s urban street label, Loxion Kulca, is one about black identity and expression

By Isaac Mahlangu

Facts

19 October 1977

On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government banned 17 Black Consciousness organisations

Media

Church publication Pro Veritate and black newspapers The World and Weekend World we also banned

Arrests

Various prominent journalists were also arrested on this day. The World editor Percy Qoboza was detained for five months

Black Wednesday

The day, dubbed Black Wednesday, became synonymous with issues of media freedom

Black and proud

Celebrating her blackness - how Rosie Motene found her roots again

For many black people the process of acquiring the perfect sleek hair comes in many burdensome forms.

By Thango Ntwasa

To be young, black and feminist in modern SA

“Our focus right now should be on the question of race; we will deal with the gender question later.”

By Malaika wa Azania

Our stories must be told in our own voices and languages

The first thing I ever read, where reading is the following of a story and or a narrative, was a newspaper.

Sports and the arts

Don Laka hails scribes who exposed his music

Don Laka doesn't remember the number of records he has released since launching his music career in the early '70s.

By Sam Mathe

Boxing their way to uhuru

Long before the outbreak of the 1976 national holocaust boxers were part and parcel of the countrywide student movement.

By Bongani Magasela

Industry needs to be regulated - Seputla Sebogodi

Venerable actor Seputla Sebogodi has come a long way from being jailed for his political plays to being one of the most ...

By Karabo Ledwaba

'I'm living my best life as footballer' - Thembi Kgatlana

Thembi Kgatlana burst into the broader South African football landscape three years ago, and as a striker, she had the ...

By Linda Kea Moreotsene

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