Women’s participation in politics in South Africa left an indelible mark on history. From forming pre-schools and literacy classes in their communities to the historic 1956 Women’s March at the Union Buildings, women civil rights activists were fearless and determined in their fight for freedom and equality. Take a walk with me down memory to […]Read more "Women who played a prominent role in South Africa’s history (part 2)"
As soon as I arrived at the Cape Coast Castle Museum, located in the Central Region in Ghana, I knew that the visit wouldn’t be an easy one. The horror of the slave trade and the injustice that African people suffered is a painful thing to grapple with. As I went through the 45-minute tour, […]Read more "A visit to Cape Coast Castle Museum in Ghana"
South African anti-apartheid activist, Albertina Sisulu, once said, “Without women in every struggle, there is no progress.” Women have played a significant role in South Africa’s fight for freedom and equality – from keeping families together amid the injustices of apartheid to organising mass protests in the fight against unjust laws. Let’s take a walk […]Read more "Women who played a prominent role in South Africa’s history"
This article is a continuation of part 1, which looked at the history of seven of South Africa’s famous chiefs and kings that ruled various kingdoms before and at the start of colonialism in the Southern African region. Let’s take a look at the next seven kings and chiefs that fought for the kingdoms’ survival, […]Read more "The history of South Africa’s chiefs and kings (part 2)"
Africa was home to some of the world’s greatest kingdoms. These include ancient Egypt, the Axum empire, which was in modern-day northern Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the Mali empire, which was in West Africa. These kingdoms left an indelible mark on the world, contributing meaningfully to societal, educational, political, economic and military systems. South Africa […]Read more "The history of South Africa’s chiefs and kings (part 1)"
South Africa’s long walk to freedom began as soon as colonialism descended on the country’s shores. The Khoi and San tribes that lived in Southern Africa played their part in defending their communities against the injustices of colonialism. Here’s a brief history of some of the prominent Khoi and other leaders who fought against oppressive […]Read more "History of Leaders Who Fought Against Colonial Injustices of the Khoi"
Over 4 billion years ago, scientists say the earth was a ball of burning gas spinning through space. Super-heated gases could escape into space at first. However, as the planet cooled, gravity held the gases together to form the early atmosphere. It took millions of years for the first masses of land to appear after […]Read more "A trip to the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg"