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Some of the challenges for Africa and countries of the South

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-05-30

Friday 25th May was Africa Day. On this day every year we celebrate the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25th May 1963. This article is an edited version of a lecture that I delivered at the Institute for Social Sciences in ...

Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Carl Niehaus Skryfwerk 2007-05-16

This is my favourite picture of Mamma Winnie – it shows her strong and joyous, yet also vulnerable and sad ... Dear Mamma, few people have made the sacrifices that you have made for our liberation. It is worth remembering that ...

Oom Bey

Carl Niehaus In memoriam 2007-05-09

Donderdag, 10 Mei, sou dr Beyers Naudé 91 jaar oud gewees het. Sy afsterwe in die ouderdom van 89 jaar op 7 September 2004 het ’n einde gebring aan ’n merkwaardige lewe en ’n groot gaping gelaat vir sy besonderse ...

On Freedom Day we celebrate ... and also remember the place of suffering we come from ...

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-05-03

My friend Franz Marx told me the following story out of a bygone time in the history of our country. A time when, for a short while, the Republic of Lydenburg existed. This Republic was no more than a small town founded by the trekker leader Louis ...

“Go hang!” or gang ho?

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-04-26

I am not one of those who think that bashing President Robert Mugabe is the way to show how "progressive" you are. Fortunately I am just old enough to remember the excitement and pride so many of us felt when the freedom fighter Robert ...

“De la Rey”: a distracting side show …

Carl Niehaus Seminare en essays 2007-03-21

It took me quiet a while to take the upheaval around the "De la Rey, De la Rey" song in the Afrikaner community, and eventually in broader South African society, seriously. In fact, long after many of my Afrikaner contemporaries were ...

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