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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…
Black Lives Matter

‘We have no Harlem in Sudan’

A white, off-duty New York policeman fires three fatal shots at a black teenage…
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"Never, never and never again"

May has seen the Nelson Mandela Foundation preoccupied with emergency relief work and the selection…
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Finding dignity in regulating responses to Covid-19

Covid-19 is presenting humanity with an enormous challenge as it faces a global crisis on…
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Preschool closures threat: Early childhood development sector faces major closures as parents scramble for fees

Without government intervention, close to one million children could be stranded by the time early…
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The time to do different is now

Foundation CE Sello Hatang writes that, while mistakes will be made, South Africa must soldier…
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More than a million children, thousands of ECD operators at risk without state support

If 30 000 ECD programmes serving vulnerable communities stop operating due to South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown, it…
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May we rise to the challenge

To reflect on anything other than Covid-19 is unimaginable, for obvious reasons. Not in my…
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UnThere Kentridge - White People but Black Bodies

Read here and be introduced to the strong feelings, informed by South Africa's turbulent…
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Thirty years after Madiba returned

Nelson Mandela Foundation CE Sello Hatang's March 2020 letter, looking back on a busy February …
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UnThere us: An account of the violence of heterosexual marriage identity-making

The undeniable, incontestable, bona fide truth about the “New South Africa” is that its mother and…
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Country of Madiba's dreams

Nelson Mandela Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang looks to the Foundation's 2020's goals, and reflects…
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Queering queer discourse: Advocating for recognition of the existence of queer people

To be queer is an unhappy state of affairs. It means to be in protest…
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Learning to dream again

In recent weeks we have been reminded again of how strongly populism is running in…