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SELECTIVE AMNESIA The true history of Sharpeville must be told

THANDO SIPUYE POST-1994 South Africa has a theatrical crisis of selective amnesia and partisan rememberings of history. History telling, whether at school, university, in the media or public celebrations and commemorative events, is biased towards a singular political trajectory and one particular school of thought that is portrayed as the
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    Bo-Kaap and gentrification: a call to save a living heritage

Bo-Kaap and gentrification: a call to save a living heritage

SHAFIQ MORTON IN the 18th century, it is recorded that free Blacks, Southeast Asian exiles and former slaves were amongst the first inhabitants of Bo-Kaap, a residential area situated on the lower slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking the Mother City. Bo-Kaap is now prime real estate, but in those days

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    Born into revolution: reflections on a radical teacher’s life

Born into revolution: reflections on a radical teacher’s life

DR YUNUS OMAR ALIE Fataar was a teacher. Perhaps that doesn’t seem glamorous and very important. But Fataar, who would have turned 100 on March 26, 2017, is one of the many South African unknowns whose life and work can point the country today in a direction it ought to

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    Burning art, burning books

Burning art, burning books

When irreplaceable art, books, educational material and ­heritage assets are destroyed, there is no resurrection, writes DR M C D’ARCY. IQRA! Read and learn. Knowledge breeds wisdom. It builds a better individual, a better society, a better world. Embrace art; it is soulfood. Fires flare to the sky! It’s exhilarating!

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Waqf – a national people-centric drive

Adv AB MAHOMED SC MUSLIMS constitute 25% of the world’s population, endowed with 60% of the world’s natural resources but tragically constitute 80% of the world’s poor, deprived, subjugated and oppressed. As a balance sheet for the world of Islam, this state of affairs cannot be illustrated more eloquently. The

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Why don’t we listen?

JASMINE KHAN NOT so long ago, the sound of a ringing telephone was greeted with anticipation. Perhaps it would be a friend or family member just wanting to chat; it was a way of connecting personally and keeping in touch. I remember having Saturday night dates with a good friend.

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Relationships with older and adult children

FOUZIA RYKLIEF WHAT is our main purpose as parents but the most difficult? Letting go gradually in appropriate ways over our children’s growing years. Different skills are required by parents at different stages of a child’s development. The relationship changes as the child grows. It begins with a very hands-on

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