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One hand in the fire, the other in the flames

Unpacking the myths about black women with Kneo Mokgopa, the Foundation's Manager of Communications and…
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'A Lawyer’s Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond'

Verne Harris, Head: Leadership & Knowledge Development, reviews a new book written by human rights lawyer…
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The Bonds that Bind Us: Remembering Madiba in a Time of Global Fracture

Just Mandela's walk to freedom was long, so should we not expect the walk of…
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A democracy to come

Along with the extraordinary challenges and suffering brought about by Covid-19, 2020 has been a year…
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Taking race discussions beyond the usual

An interview with Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity's Sebabatso Manoeli on the Race Beyond…
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My archives intern journey

Since joining the archive team, I have been on an amazing learning curve and have…
Unthere Men

Unthere Men: Indoda Mayibe critically discussed

There does not seem to be a linear way to discuss men simply for the…
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A crisis of imagination

While the crisis humanity is facing feels like a material one, a practical one, in…
Protest for Breonna Taylor

Stop calling Breonna Taylor’s killing a 'tragedy’

Using the word tragedy to describe Breonna Taylor’s killing is a…
Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela and George Bizos at a Nelson Mandela Foundation event

Legacies of leadership

In a world arguably increasingly defined by terrible failures of leadership, Achmat Dangor, George Bizos…
A man in a field: early morning

Unthere: Reflections on Nonconforming Gender

“It is a country where black and white are like islands in the middle of s…
Black Lives Matter protest

Lakhal'ixilongo - pursuing a new kind of politics

The deaths of Zindziswa Mandela — a diplomat, activist and daughter of Nelson and Winnie…
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Oh Jehova! Not another ‘rupture’ – the ‘new normal’ petit bourgeois revolution

If anything, the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa should animate an intersectional, inclusive and…
Antonio Guterres - Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2020

A new world order

The month of July is always a cluttered one for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, as…
Poverty Inequality

Making liberatory global futures

The Foundation's Sello Hatang and Khalil Goga on how United Nations Secretary-General António …
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Community development ‘yet-to-come’ during and post the Covid-19 pandemic: from Derrida to Zubof

This article, written as a dialogue between two authors, one in Australia (Westoby) and one…
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The collective shame for us all after Qholani's treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic provides even more time to reflect on the sort of society we…