"Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’s generation have done their bit to conceptualise and shape the development of a non-racial South Africa. This Anti-Racism Week, we should all be asking ourselves what we are doing today to ensure that post-apartheid racism is challenged in all its forms. We should recommit to #TakeOnRacism with greater determination. It is the least we can do, so that our children will one day know that we were also a generation that cared."
By Ahmed Kathrada
As a leader, Nelson Mandela had the ability of bringing out the best in people - of harnessing a person's strength. In death, he is no different.
On December 5, 2013, George Bizos and I were invited to speak at the iKwezi Institute’s Mandela Colloquium in Sandton.
For me, the experience was a difficult one.
Little did the crowd know that our address was probably the last public event held in Madiba’s honour, during his lifetime.
Mahaylia David (5) and Shilaya Sukhu (6) took time of their schedules to pay former Robben Island prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada (85), a visit. The two heard about Kathrada’s life story on separate occasions, but felt that it was important to hear it first hand from the veteran himself. Delani Majola recounts their meeting...
‘Perched’ on his favorite living room seat one Saturday morning, anti-apartheid stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada, is enthusiastically engaging with two families at his Johannesburg home.
By Delani Majola
President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has honoured anti-apartheid prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada for “good service to the nation”.
A former politician and political prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada served as member of the Advisory Council on National Orders since its overhaul in 1998. His term ended in October 2014.
The National Orders are presented yearly to South African citizens and foreign nationals who have made notable contributions to the country.