Today marks 25years since five Rivonia Trialists stepped out from prison as free men. Two of the trialists, who are still alive, Ahmed Kathrada and Andrew Mlangeni, shared their views on the occasion.
By Zaakirah Vadi
Ahmed Kathrada in Lenasia following his release. Photo by The Lenasia Indicator
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has supported an Equality Court application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Mazibuye African Forum and two of its members.
The Foundation is a second applicant in the hate speech case against the KwaZulu-Natal group, known for its anti-Indian stance. The third applicant is candidate attorney, Kirith Haria.
"Solutions to issues of race and equality cannot be found in the articulation of racial statements or songs that further divide people and undermine social cohesion."
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has signed the Robben Island Declaration calling for the release of Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouthi.
The signing took place at the annual Walk for Freedom hosted on September 28 by the Palestine Solidarity Alliance in Lenasia.
Makhura signs the Robben Island Declaration. Also seen in the picture is Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Neeshan Balton, and struggle stalwarts Laloo Chiba and Ahmed Kathrada. Photo by Zaakirah Vadi
By Delani Majola
The Nurul Islam Auditorium was packed to capacity as the top ten qualifying round of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation speech contest got underway this weekend.
Thirty six young people rendered their speeches, tackling issues such as what it means to be a young leader, racism, and freedom and responsibility.
One of the speakers at the speech contest. Photo by Zaakirah Vadi