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This week marks the 50th anniversary of Albert Luthuli's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital of Oslo in 1961, and the delivery of one of the most eloquent and stirring speeches in the history of the award. Luthuli was the president of the ANC from 1952…
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Fifty years ago this month Chief Albert Luthuli, then-president of the ANC, was told that he was to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was not only the first South African to be awarded this prestigious prize; he was the first person from Africa. Three other South Africans were…
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Fifty years ago this month Chief Albert Luthuli, president-general of the ANC, was informed that he was to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was not only the first South African to be awarded this prestigious prize, he was the first person from Africa. Three other South Africans were…
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Fifty years ago next month, Dag Hammarskjold, the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He is widely recognised as the greatest secretary-general the UN has had. Most of his last year in office was taken up with the recently independent Congo. That…
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This Child Will Be Great: Memoirs of A Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: (Harper Collins)As Liberia prepares for elections in October, it is worth assessing the life and times of its president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who became Africa's first elected female leader in November 2005.…
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As we celebrate Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday, it is interesting to contrast his legacy with the very different one of Cecil Rhodes whose 158th birthday would have been this month. The controversial co-joining of both historical figures under the Mandela Rhodes Foundation in 2002 justifies this approach. While Rhodes was…
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South Africans were shocked last month by images that were broadcast on SABC's national evening news of a service delivery protestor being beaten and then shot dead by police. The murderous violence inflicted on Andries Tatane on April 13 in Ficksburg in Free State has subsequently been condemned by politicians,…
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