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Angolan Apartheid Soldiers

June 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

Forgotten Angolan Apartheid Soldiers Struggle to Survive in South Africa

At least 3,000 Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa’s apartheid government in the 1980s to fight against their fellow Africans are now living in abject poverty, forgotten and unwanted. These Angolan men are stuck in the town of Pomfret on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, where they have no access to healthcare, jobs or…

by Fredrick Ngugi

Soweto Students Uprising

April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

9 Unforgettable Moments from South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle

The anti-Apartheid struggle forms a significant part of South Africa’s history since it signifies the moment when people of color across the Rainbow Nation decided to revolt against policies of racial segregation under the system of Apartheid. It also reminds the current generation of South Africans of the struggles and cruelties their forefathers had to…

by Fredrick Ngugi

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm

SA President Jacob Zuma Asked To Stay Away from Anti-Apartheid Veteran’s Funeral

South African President Jacob Zuma did not attend the burial of anti-Apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada Thursday in Johannesburg after the deceased’s family requested him not to. Until his death on Tuesday, Kathrada was a staunch member of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which is led by Mr. Zuma. “President Zuma will not attend the funeral…

by Fredrick Ngugi

Monau Modisakeng portrait

November 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

South African Artist Remembers Apartheid in Portraits

South African artist and the winner of the prestigious 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, Mohau Modisakeng, has put together unique self-portraits that capture South Africa’s history during the post-Apartheid era. The portraits, which were produced in the municipal yards of Nbabeni, Cape Town, have become the special artwork, entitled “To Move Mountains,” which is…

by Fredrick Ngugi

South Africa’s National Women’s Day: 60th Anniversary of Women’s March against Apartheid

August 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

South Africa Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Women’s March Against Apartheid

South Africans celebrated the 60th anniversary of National Women’s Day Tuesday, commemorating the day in 1956 when an estimated 20,000 South African women of different ethnic backgrounds marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against repressive Apartheid laws. In 1956, under the government of Prime Minister J.G. Strijdom, parliament passed a law requiring all Black South…

by Mark Babatunde

May 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

Schools Burned in South Africa near Anniversary of Anti-Apartheid March

Twenty-nine years after a massive wave of protests challenged the legitimacy of South Africa’s white-only elections, a fresh wave of protests has left 19 government school buildings in ruins. The latest protests began on Sunday in Vuwani, a town in the rural province of Limpopo after “after residents failed in a legal bid to stop their…

by Deidre Gantt

De Kock

January 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

Ex-Police Commander Guilty of Assassinating Hundreds of Anti-Apartheid Activists Granted Parole

After confessing to hundreds of murders of anti-Apartheid activists during the 1980s and 1990s and spending 20 years in jail, former Vlakplass Police Unit Commander Eugene de Kock (pictured) will be released, reports the BBC. SEE ALSO: South Sudan Militia Releases Hundreds of Child Soldiers, Plans To Release Thousands More Keep Up With Face2Face Africa…

by Abena Agyeman-Fisher

Guy Scott Zambia

October 30, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Zambia Names White Acting President, First in Post-Apartheid Africa

Following the sudden death of President Michael Sata, Zambian Vice President Guy Scott (pictured) has been named the acting President till an election is held in 90 days. RELATED: Zambian President Michael Sata Dead at 77  Keep Up With Face2Face Africa On Facebook! President Sata’s death comes just days after Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary…

by Josh Odoi

Mapetla Mohapi

August 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Anti-Apartheid Activist Mapetla Mohapi Died In Custody On This Day In 1976

Mapetla Mohapi (pictured) was a member of the anti-apartheid Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) in South Africa in the 1970s. As one of the BCM’s early leaders alongside Steve Biko, Mohapi was a vocal proponent in eliminating the racial segregation in his country. On this day, he was found mysteriously hanged in his cell with some alleging…

by D.L. Chandler

Kenneth D. Kaunda

July 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Zambian President Accuses Briton, U.S. of ‘Kissing Apartheid’ On This Day In 1986

President Kenneth D. Kaunda (pictured), the first to lead Zambia, made headlines on this day in 1986, after publicly blasting Britain’s foreign secretary. President Kaunda accused Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe and then U.S. President Ronald Reagan of supporting South Africa‘s racially divisive Apartheid policy. SEE ALSO: Gambia President Dawda Jawara Ousted from Power on This…

by D.L. Chandler

September 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On view from September 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013 at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street), Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life offers an unprecedented and comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to…

by Sandra Appiah

Africa-Israel Summit

August 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

Should African States Boycott The Africa-Israel Summit?

A group of Palestinian activists has issued a statement asking African leaders to boycott the upcoming Africa-Israel summit in Togo in October, labeling Israel an “apartheid state”. The summit, which is the first of its kind, is expected to reawaken economic and diplomatic relations between Israel and Africa, with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

by Fredrick Ngugi

July 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

Can Black Africans Be Racist?

For a long time, the whole debate around racism has been focused on the abuse and discrimination of black people by whites, Arabs and Caucasians. This dates back to the era of slave trade when black people were viewed as lesser human beings and could not be allowed to mingle with the rest of humanity….

by Fredrick Ngugi

July 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

South African Whites-Only Town To Launch Digital Currency for Whites

The infamous Whites-only town of Orania in northern Cape Town, South Africa, is set to launch a digital currency that will only be used within the town. Orania, which is estimated to have a population 1,300 people, already uses a local currency known as the “ora,” which is printed by the town’s own chamber of…

by Fredrick Ngugi

Miss South Africa

July 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Miss South Africa Trolled for Wearing Gloves While Feeding Orphans in Soweto

The winner of this year’s Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, triggered social media backlash, after she was photographed wearing gloves while feeding orphans in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday. The 22-year-old beauty queen was participating in Sun International’s Maslow Hotel campaign to prepare and serve hot meals to thousands of people this month at various locations in Pretoria…

by Fredrick Ngugi

The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk (Afrikaans Protestant Church) in orania

July 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Black Worshipers Not Welcome in South African Church

Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk, a South African church, recently told Black worshipers that they are not welcome to attend Sunday service with the rest of the congregation. Based in Orania, South Africa, the Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk (Afrikaans Protestant Church, APK) barred two Black journalists from attending church service, according to the Cable. The journalists, who were…

by Mark Babatunde

Legendary South African Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Be Honored at the 2017 BET Awards

June 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

Legendary SA Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka To Be Honored at 2017 BET Awards

South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honored later this month with BET’s “International Global Good Power Award.” Organizers say the award honors individuals championing endeavors that positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. Chaka Chaka is being recognized for using her stellar celebrity platform to promote causes…

by Mark Babatunde

South Africa Revokes Citizenship of White Supremacist

June 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

South Africa Revokes Citizenship of White Supremacist

The South African government has revoked the citizenship of Janusz Walus, a white supremacist responsible for the assassination of a top anti-apartheid leader in 1993. Janusz Walus is currently serving a life sentence for shooting and killing top ANC leader Chris Hani in 1993, just as the negotiations were taking place to bring an end…

by Mark Babatunde