Tag Archives: History

Reclaiming the hidden history of Afrikaans

The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the fore again. Should it be in Afrikaans, English, a combination, or a hybrid which will include…


Brad guns for glory: Brad Pitt is scintillating as a brutal tank commander in one of the greatest war films ever made, writes BRIAN VINER

By Brian Viner
Fury (15)
Verdict: Thunderously good war film  
Serena (15) 
Verdict: Wooden melodrama 
History is written by the victors, it is said, even though no one seems to know who said it first, with Churchill, Napoleon and even Machiavelli among the contenders.
War f…

South African Minority group fear “Xenophobic” type attacks

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A section of the white population in South Africa is preparing for the worst scenario in case aging former South African President Nelson Mandela passes away. The national evacuation plan over possible genocide was drafted almost a decade ago.
Since Mandela’s…