The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, who also played a fundamental role in the removal of the apartheid system in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s life was difficult, but one which catapulted him into greatness. As a teenager...

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma agrees to resign with immediate effect

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma agrees to resign with immediate effect

Following heightened pressure from within his own party, Jacob Zuma has agreed to step down as South Africa’s president. In a televised statement, Zuma promised to resign with immediate effect but he said that he disagreed with the ANC’s decision. Following negotiations with the current ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, Zuma...

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South Africa: The Art of a Nation Review

South Africa: The Art of a Nation Review

South Africa: The Art of a Nation, the latest exhibition to be curated at the British Museum, is a concise yet eloquent and extremely effective show. It embarks on a mission to showcase the age, depth and continuity of traditions in South Africa, against a backdrop of the harsh political...

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