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Derek du Bruyn

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O mong wa mokotaba wa nalane ya Afrika Borwa ya boitseko,kganyetso le boipelaetso boitsekong ba basadi bakeng sa tekatekano ya bong, seriti sa basadi, tlhompho le ditokelo tsa botho tsa motheo. Ntwa ena e lwannwe ke basadi ba batho ba batsho le ba mmala ho feta mongwahakgolo le, ka bomadimabe, ntwa ha e so hlolwe.

One of the key themes of South Africa’s long history of struggle, resistance and protest is women’s struggle for gender equality, female dignity, respect and basic human rights. This struggle has been fought by South Africa’s black and coloured women for more than a century and, sadly, the battle is not yet won. The appalling statistics of the prevalence of gender-based domestic violence against women and girls in South Africa is of national concern.

Andrew Mokete Mlangeni (95), the last surviving co-defendant convicted with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Denis Goldberg and four others at the Rivonia Trial of 1963-1964, has died on 21 July 2020. His death came shortly after the death of Goldberg, who passed away on 29 April 2020. Mlangeni’s death signals the end of an era for South Africa’s liberation struggle since he was so closely associated with Mandela’s generation.

Image: Deputy President David Mabuza delivering the eulogy at the special provincial official funeral of Mr Masana Sam Nzima, Lillydale, Mpumalanga Province

No other South African photographer is more closely associated with the Soweto uprisings of June 1976 than Masana Sam Nzima. Sam, who passed away in 2018, became world- famous for the powerful and moving image he took of the dead body of Hector Pieterson being carried by another learner. The house in the small village of Lillydale in Bushbuck Ridge, Limpopo Province, where Sam grew up and had lived at the time of his death, was recently turned into a museum.

On Sunday, 14 June 2020, a group of South Africans gathered at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg to add their voices to the global #BlackLivesMatter movement. The gathering, which took the form of a vigil, was not only meant to show solidarity with black people in the USA and their anger at the violent deaths of black people at the hands of police officers, but also to raise awareness of issues that matter to South Africans.