Alfred (Alf) Kumalo was a smartly-dressed walking library filled with books that housed pages of South Africa’s history. Born on 5 September 1930, he witnessed some of the most poignant moments during and post-apartheid.
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From Kwame Nkrumah to Nelson Mandela, every extraordinary post-colonial African leader shared a common dream: living in a free, united and prosperous Africa. That dream has been deferred, continually, because of the numerous and complex challenges faced by our continent.
Nelson Mandela is a leader and role model whose inspiring and positive legacy continues to live on. Not only did he change the lives of many South Africans, but he also changed the perspectives of millions around the world.
The life and history of Nelson Mandela, from his early life to his many great accomplishments as president of South Africa, are being memorialized in the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project.
One sunny afternoon while visiting Cape Town, I took the ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years incarcerated for activism against apartheid.When the bus disgorged us at the prison’s entry gate, razor wire still topped the high fence, and I felt a chill despite the day’s hot sun.
Predicting what will spark a social movement is nearly impossible, but once a movement has taken off, signs that were there all along suddenly emerge. The movement to end apartheid was one of the most powerful international movements of the late 20th century.
Robert F. Kennedy has long been identified with Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C. But this week, following its successful spring South African premiere and tour, a new film that explores the slain presidential candidate’s ties with South Africa, will air on PBS tonight in the United States.