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Beyond, the chaos of political names for Cape Town International airport lays the battle for identity!

Marinos the philosopher introduced us to the adage, “True learning flourishes in chaos”. What happened at the Cape Town Intl. Airport, where a public meeting intended to engage the renaming of the airport abruptly ended in chaos. Chaos where emotions flared, easily interpreted as uncouth behaviour, untenable intolerance, the ever-pervasive and simmering issue of race […]

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Former minister denies ordering Stompie Seipei probe be reopened

JOHANNESBURG, April 16 – Former cabinet minister Sydney Mufamadi denied that he approached the then special security branch to re-open an investigation into the murder of teenage activist Stompie Seipei, as told in the documentary “Winnie”, which explored late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s tumultuous life. Mufamadi shot down a version in the documentary told by the then […]

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Six hundred busses allocated for mourners around Gauteng

JOHANNESBURG, April 14 – Six hundred busses have been allocated to ferry mourners from Gauteng to the funeral service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium, the provincial government said on Friday. The buses have been allocated equitably to all five regions, Tshwane, Johannesburg, West Rand, Sedibeng and Ekurhuleni. “All buses will be at the first pickup point […]

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Park and ride facility for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela memorial

JOHANNESBURG, April 11  – The Department of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on Wednesday said a park and ride service had been put in place for those who want to attend the memorial for anti-apartheid struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, which is taking place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. “Government reminds mourners who are attending […]

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No proof of anyone shot dead near Madikizela-Mandela home, says Cele

JOHANNESBURG, April 7  – Contrary to earlier reports, no body was discovered near the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Johannesburg home on Saturday where ex-uMkhonto We Sizwe combatants fired shots in the air the previous night, Police Minister Bheki Cele said. In a media alert about a briefing outside Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto, spokeswoman Nonkululeko Phokane said […]

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High profile leaders pay homage at Madikizela-Mandela’s Soweto home

JOHANNESBURG, April 4 – The home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Orlando, Soweto is a hive of activity as scores of leaders and high profile individuals drop in to pay homage to the revered anti-apartheid struggle icon. Among those who arrived Wednesday was Deputy President David Mabuza, former president Jacob Zuma, Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) president […]