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Spiral

What would Madiba say?

Khanya Ralarala, an intern in the Foundation’s Information and Communication Technologies and Facilities department r…
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Vangasali: an instrument to drive an "ECD for all" agenda

A report on the training on early childhood development the Foundation has provided to provincial…
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Constitutionalism and the rule of law in South Africa

As many recent studies have shown, in South Africa trust in the law and all…
Spiral

Waiting for liberation

The deaths of 21 children in a tavern in East London and experiences from doing charity…
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Vuleka Mhlaba (What Would Happen if Madiba Returned?)

I remember the day Nelson Mandela returned, exactly thirty years after his death. On that…
Cape Town

If planning is everything, maybe it's nothing?

The impacts of spatial apartheid planning have been so vast that even today our planning…
Mandela Day Launch 2022

Let's build the nation of Madiba's dreams

I always feel a terrible pull in opposite directions – on the one hand, I am o…
KwaZulu-Natal floods, April 2022 (6)

One blow too many

For the Foundation, the month of April has been dominated by the most catastrophic flooding…
Refugees

From othering to belonging

Foundation CE Sello Hatang reflects on human migration and its causes, and on xenophobia and…
Volunteers from RebuildSA clean up after looting in Soweto, July 2021

What a year 2021 has been!

What a year 2021 has been! We end it confronting yet another Covid-19 wave before …
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FW de Klerk, a man with a large and complex legacy

As an historical figure, former president FW de Klerk loomed large. His legacy is…
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Humanity is the hope and change we need

If everyone gets involved in social programmes we believe that we can make a difference…
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When voting in an election feels like a chore!

There has been a strange array of feeling in relation to voting in this year's…
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Land use management systems remain untransformed and rigid

Informal settlements have been part of the Gauteng urban landscape since the dawn of …
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Accessing urban land markets in Gauteng, for the urban poor

A critical issue we need to grapple with in post-apartheid South Africa is informality and…
Inequality In South Africa Johnny Miller Time

SA’s gaping wounds must be attended to

South Africa's Constitution promises the right of all citizens to live with dignity, but so…
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Justice, (un)gendering and reframing: a reflection on the 2021 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Lawyer and gender-activist Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane reflects on the 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered…