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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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Mufamadi and Lamche leave us with more questions than answers

The mother of the Nation, Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest this past Saturday after an official period of mourning. Hardly 48 hours later former Police Minister Sydney Mufamadi held a press conference at the St. Georges Cathedral in Cape Town. Mufamadi’s press conference emanates from him being named in the now famous ‘WINNIE ‘documentary. Mufamadi according to […]

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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 […]

In The News South Africa

‘We need to learn and be inspired by Madikizela-Mandela’ – Zenani Mandela-Dlamini

JOHANNESBURG, April 14  – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, says South Africans should learn from and be inspired by her mother’s courage. Speaking at the struggle icon’s funeral at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Saturday, Mandela-Dlamini said her family had watched in awe as young women stood up and took a stand of […]

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KwaZulu-Natal holds memorial service for Madikizela-Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, April 12  – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal will on Thursday hold a memorial service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ahead of her special funeral this week. The party’s provincial interim committee coordinator Sihle Zikalala urged the public to attend the memorial service scheduled to start at 3pm at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. The provincial ANC […]

In The News South Africa

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 […]