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Opposite Mandela: Encounters with South Africa's icon

Opposite Mandela: Encounters with South Africa's icon

By: Shannon de Ryhove     23rd May 2014 “In the confiding, winningly self-deprecatory style that defines Leon’s authorial voice, he offers us a unique personal insight into Nelson Mandela... 

Dear Bullet: A letter to my shooter

Dear Bullet: A letter to my shooter

17th April 2014 It is one ofthe most beautiful parts of rural South Africa: soft flowing hills along which footpaths curl, cattle peacefully graze and children’s... 

Doing life with Mandela: My prisoner, my friend

Doing life with Mandela: My prisoner, my friend

9th April 2014 When separate worlds collide... “I was 19 years old when I came face to face with Nelson Mandela. He was 60. Until that day I had never heard of... 

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Building peace from within: An examination of community-based peacebuilding and transitions in Africa

Building peace from within: An examination of community-based peacebuilding and transitions in Africa

2nd April 2014 A well-informed and timely volume, integrating peacebuilding approaches for transforming contemporary conflicts in Africa. Exploring the challenges... 

What's gone wrong? On the brink of a failed state

What's gone wrong? On the brink of a failed state 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2014 ‘What's gone wrong?’ This is the question posed by Alex Boraine. A question on the lips of millions of South Africans. Boraine attempts to answer... 

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th March 2014 When Mark Gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid South Africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the Holmden’s Registry,... 

Re-imagining post-apartheid Yeoville Bellevue

Re-imagining post-apartheid Yeoville Bellevue

17th February 2014 Yeoville Bellevue is a dynamic and challenging part of the inner city of Johannesburg, which has gone through a series of dramatic socio-spacial... 

The fall of the ANC: What next?

The fall of the ANC: What next? 

5th February 2014 ‘On the basis of the current state of politics in South Africa – of corruption, factionalism, the use of politics as a means of accumulation, all... 

Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber

Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber 

28th January 2014 As the leading light of the Progressive Party, Helen Suzman was for many years the sole member of the pre-democratic parliament to oppose... 

Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

10th December 2013 What makes a person's life meaningful? Thaddeus Metz offers a new answer to an ancient question which has recently returned to the philosophical... 

Surrendering

Surrendering

9th December 2013 How circumstances present to us is beyond our control, but we do have the potential within our being to choose how to respond to them. In a game of... 

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