“The government has failed in implementing land distribution [restitution]…because the ‘owners’ of that land, the white people, when the government wants to buy property or farms from them they increase the prices when they themselves got it for nothing.” Andrew Mlangeni
“The land is ours. It is part of us. When we were born we found our parents working the land. It’s in our blood.”
‘Those who owned the mines, I hate them, I hate them very much.’
‘Garang is destroying us here. We are burying people every week. They are dying poor. They have nothing. Their families have nothing to show for all the years they worked on the mines.’
Depressed and fearful retrenched mine workers are returning their cars to the dealerships. Businesses are shutting down. Rental accommodation units are under lock and key. Taxis are standing idle with no passengers to carry. Hawkers have put away their wares and goods. A bleak festive season and uncertain future beckons. There is fear, panic and…
“the erasure of women’s role as combatants also means that they are excluded from the current legislative framework facilitated by the Department of Military Veterans to support the welfare of former combatants.”
While in other communities, people celebrate sports heroes and music stars, in some of the rural villages of the Eastern Cape they hero worship race horses…
The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party met to elect its new leadership at the 54th national conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg.