Greatest Africans

Regina Twala was a towering intellectual and activist in Eswatini - but she was erased from history

Born in South Africa and exiled to neighbouring Eswatini, Regina Twala was one of southern Africa’s most important intellectuals: a pioneering writer, academic, political activist and feminist. Why, then, has she been all but forgotten?

By Joel Cabrita Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for African Studies, Stanford University 8 days ago

Desmond Tutu Awarded For His Commitment and Contribution Towards Peace and Equality.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the Human Rights Global Treasure Award  recognition of his lifelong commitment to advancing peace, equity, equality, and human rights as well as his unwavering commitment to speaking out on behalf of those often pushed to the margins of society.  The award was announced on Thursday as part of...

By Phumzile Mavimbela about 2 years ago

Greatest Africans: A.P Mda

“South Africa belongs to all the people who inhabit it by RIGHT and NOT by MIGHT” – A.P Mda (1955)Early YearsAs a young boy, Ashby Peter Solomzi Mda listened attentively as his grandmother related tales of how his family trekked from their home in the Qumbu region of the Transkei to where he was born in the Hershel district of the Leso...

By Joburg Post almost 4 years ago

Greatest Africans: Patrice Emery Lumumba

Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the Congo as prime minister, Patrice Émery Lumumba, played an important role in campaigning for independence from Belgium.

By Joburg Post almost 4 years ago

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