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Posts tagged as “Madiba”

How we missed Madiba

It’s a strange feeling to watch the United States celebrate our heroes more effectively than we can. My father mailed me the link to the…

Celebrating Tata Madiba in the Big Apple!

By Judy Sikuza Tata Madiba’s birthday celebrations resulted in a New York City that was heavily infected with a fever. This was not the superfluous…

We deserve another Madiba

Every so often someone comes along who is so brave and so inspiring that they move you into action. These are men and women who…

Et tu Madiba?

by Marius Redelinghuys On my way to campus Monday morning I got a bit anxious when I read the Pretoria News posters alluding to some…

Mandela: Commodity or icon?

I remember, as a poor varsity student, begging and borrowing money to visit Cape Town. A former schoolmate who had relocated to that beautiful city…

On Breytenbach, Mandela and fatherhood

Like many people, I had an ambivalent relationship with my father, not the least because of his love for alcohol, usually cane or vodka, from…

Madiba, FW — this one’s from the heart

As South Africans ponder the future of our multiracial democracy I asked my readers to go back to 1993 and tell me what they thought…