Tag: Issue 85

Meet two South African authors, aged 10 and 12

Watch out for these literary giants of the future!

In a combined book launch at the University of the Free State last month, two young authors showcased their work. Stacey Fru is only 10 years old and Reikantse Manaka is 12. These two bright minds blew the audience away with their fascinating books and their passion for literature.Literacy is a fundamental human right. Like equality, right of movement and residence, it is one of the most essential rights for any individual in society.

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We the People: Extract from Albie Sachs’ new book

The First and Last Word- Freedom

Over the next few months, The Journalist will publish excerpts from Albie Sachs new book We, the People: Insights of an Activist Judge. In his latest book, the stalwart activist and former judge takes readers back to the broad-based popular foundations of the Constitution in the Freedom Charter. In his second chapter, ‘The First and Last Word- Freedom’ Sachs considers the nature of oppression during and pre-apartheid, as well as the building blocks which aided…

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Manasseh Tebatso Moerane

Tracing the lineage of Thabo Mbeki

As a politician and a newspaperman, Manasseh Tebatso (“M.T.”) Moerane, was a prominent public figure. He comes from a long lineage of progressive black figures, dating back to the early 1400s. Born on 3 May, 1913, M.T came into the world during the time when the Natives Land Act came into effect, the unjust law that dispossessed African people from their land. “M.T” was surrounded by black intellectuals throughout his life and joined the ANC in 1935…

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