The highest ranking ANC official assassinated outside of South Africa is hardly known in the country for which she gave her life. On 29 March 1988, Dulcie September, the ANC Chief Representative in France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, was killed with five rifle shots to the head as she entered the ANC offices in Paris.  To …

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It was an audacious plan.  A young South African man employed at the construction site of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant near Cape Town managed to steal the plans for the facility.  Then that same young man managed to get the plans to the militant wing of the ANC, uMkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the …

  • May 19, 2021
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It was an intelligence game, and when you were in it, you didn’t think much about the consequences.  you played a role; you played the game.  But a lot of the people we involved ourselves in were either arrested or imprisoned, and some of them died.  Because in the end, it was not a game. …

  • May 17, 2021
  • History , Interesting
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“Natives must be taught from an early age that equality with Europeans is not for them,” Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, author of the Bantu Education Act.  In 1971, sociologist Dr Melville Edelstein, who devoted 18 years of his life to working in Soweto to improve conditions, wrote a book called “What Young Africans Think,” about the …

  • June 18, 2020
  • South Africa
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Apartheid in South Africa began its long, slow fall on 16 June 1976 when students in Soweto took to the street to protest being forced to study school subjects in Afrikaans.   June 16 is now celebrated as Youth Day in South Africa, a day when the courage of students resulted in the horrible deaths …

  • June 16, 2020
  • Culture
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