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Herewith is a graphic representation of the both local and international news for the 2016 year. Several of the top stories relate to race and prejudice, showing the extent to which this topic dominated the news and public agenda for the year. ROi Africa is the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's media monitoring company. 




(Caption: AKF Youth singing struggle songs during a hike at the camp.)

By Delani Majola 


A selfless fighter who drew wisdom and values of leadership from fellow comrades, peers and his oppressors, Nelson Mandela may be gone, but the Madiba magic continues to live on especially within the youth.


This was the view of Busisiwe Nkosi, Youth Programmes Coordinator at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) who was speaking at the Foundation’s leadership camp.



About The Foundation

Objectives of the Foundation


In pursuing its core objective of deepening non-racialism, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will:


  • Promote the values, rights and principles enshrined in the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of the Republic
    of South Africa;
  • Collect, record, promote and display, through historical artefacts and contemporary material, Kathrada's
    role in South Africa's liberation struggle and its relation to the role of other individuals, groups and
    movements both nationally and internationally;
  • Establish a research and documentation centre that will provide selective historical and contemporary
    documentation and archival material on liberation history in South Africa, and to make this available for
    academic and scholarly research;
  • Organise seminars, lectures, debates and discussions and undertake research on issues which promote a
    non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa;
  • Identify and support projects and programmes that will deepen non-racialism and create an equitable
  • Build and maintain a centre that will carry out all of the activities and programmes of the Foundation.