Kathrada was one of the Rivonia Trialists, along with Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu, sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island.
Zimbabwe launches a programme of forcibly taking land from farmers. The removals are often violent and carried out by pro-Mugabe war veterans.
When De Klerk delivered his speech, he delivered the death blow to institutionalized apartheid with one strike.
The detonation was part of a South African Security Police operation launched by agents situated in Zimbabwe.
On 7 December 1988, Nelson Mandela was finally offered a reprieve from the dank conditions of his jail cell at Pollsmoor Prison, when he was moved to Victor Verster Prison near Paarl in Cape Town;
Set up as a homeland for South Africa’s Tshwana-speaking people in the 60s, the word Bophuthatswana literally translates to “gathering of the Tswana people”.
President Jacob Zuma on Monday reminded all citizens that former President Nelson Mandela left behind a rich legacy of building a dynamic young nation, from the ashes of apartheid.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first president democratically elected by all the citizens of South African, when the struggle he dedicated his life to was officially over in 1994.
South African comedian and host of ‘The Daily Show’ Trevor Noah’s first book ‘Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ has been released today.
On 12 November 1980, the Minister of Education and Training, Ferdinand Hartzenberg, announced that government was to make education for Black children compulsory.