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Golden Wayde: The Story of a Mother’s Sacrifice

  The phenomenal feats of Wayde van Niekerk, the son of an anti-apartheid sportswoman mother oppressed by apartheid South Africa, are giving respect to the country’s democratic era but also ensuring acknowledgement of the powerful and intense contribution of anti-apartheid sport activism in the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. Sacrifices made by the anti-apartheid sports […]

‘The Greatest’ 1942-2016

  The Greatest: “Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no novelist you might name would dare conceive him. Born Cassius Clay in Jim Crow-era Louisville, […]

Bongani Khumalo’s Dream

  The Wits University precinct – which stretches from Auckland Park to Braamfontein, Milpark and Parktown – has been fertile grounds for a revolution. It’s where the first spark of the #FeesMustFall movement was lit, before going on to become a wildfire that burned throughout the country when other tertiary institutions like University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of South Africa […]

So Over The Rainbow, Rugby & Reconciliation

  By Fezokuhle Mthonti and Ntombizikhona Valela There is a popular refrain that can be heard in the recent student movements across the country: “Sixole kanjani?” It is an invocation of words that were said all too often by black people during apartheid. “How can we possibly forgive this?” “How can we possibly move past […]