02 March 2010
Philip Glass’s opera is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa during the Indian minority’s fight for civil rights.
09 February 2010
When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, 50,000 people turned out to hear him speak.
15 December 2009
Leaders from South Africa’s freedom struggle joined a key Palestinian activist for an electrifying tour of meetings last week.
08 September 2009
Up to 3,000 South African soldiers fought running battles with riot police across the government district of Pretoria, the country’s capital, at the end of August. They had been marching to demand a 30 percent pay rise and improved conditions.
04 August 2009
The images on our TV screens of jubilant South Africans at football’s Confederations Cup in June have been quickly replaced by those of South Africans burning tyres and building barricades.
07 July 2009
I’ve just returned from spending a fortnight in South Africa. It was my first visit since the early 1990s. A lot has happened since then.
30 June 2009
This small exhibition is a vivid reminder of the solidarity people in Britain showed with those resisting the injustice of apartheid South Africa.
21 April 2009
Why is this election causing so much excitement in South Africa?
23 September 2008
South Africa’s president Thabo Mbeki resigned on Sunday, to be replaced by Kgalema Motlanthe.
16 September 2008
This new play from South Africa was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.
12 August 2008
South Africa was brought to a standstill on Thursday of last week by a one-day general strike demanding government action over rising living costs.
24 June 2008
Nelson Mandela, jailed for 27 years for fighting the apartheid regime in South Africa, is an inspiration to millions fighting for freedom and justice around the world.
27 May 2008
Thousands of immigrants, township activists, trade unionists and others took over the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Saturday, carrying placards such as "Xenophobia hurts like apartheid" and "Zimbabwe is my neighbour".
20 May 2008
A series of brutal attacks on migrant workers in South Africa in the last two weeks has left dozens dead and forced thousands to flee.
20 May 2008
Alexandra township was at the forefront of South Africa’s fight against apartheid. So it is shocking that it is now at the centre of attacks on migrants. But the experience in the townships of 14 years of African National Congress (ANC) government has been the slow removal of hope.
15 May 2008
‘It is a tragedy that such attacks are happening in poor working class communities, where the poor are fighting the poor. But there is a clear reason for this. Many in our communities are made to believe that unemployment is caused by foreigners who take jobs in the country – this is simply untrue.
11 December 2007
This weekend will see the most important conference of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), since the end of the apartheid state.
17 July 2007
Strike shows the way
The recent public sector workers’ strike in South Africa was very successful, although strikes are never 100 percent perfect.
03 July 2007
The South African mass public sector workers’ strike ended last week with much improved pay rises for over a million workers.
26 June 2007
A public sector mass strike in South Africa continued at the start of this week despite a "final" and marginally improved offer from the government.