I Resigned from the Carter Center over "Apartheid" Charge; I was Wrong
by Steve Berman
American supporters of Israel have blamed the former president as a messenger about the consequences of the occupation; it's time to consider the message.
Beinart: Some of Carter's Critics Should Apologize While they Can
by Peter Beinart
Peter Beinart says that Jimmy Carter's 2007 book "Peace Not Apartheid" had flaws, but many of its harshest critics ignored whether its claims about the Israeli occupation were factual and leaped to insinuation and outright accusation that Carter was motivated by antisemitism.
The South African Community Destroyed for a Whites-Only Suburb
On 9 February 1955 apartheid South Africa forcibly evicted residents from Sophiatown, a multi-racial suburb in Johannesburg. 65,000 people were ‘removed’ and Sophiatown was demolished and turned into a whites-only neighbourhood called Triomf.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
South Africa's Liberal Whites Face a Racial Reckoning
by Eve Fairbanks
"Sometimes I like to tell people that South Africa, very loosely, collapses hundreds of years of American history—from the antebellum period, through the end of Jim Crow, and well into our future—into about 50."
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
It's Impossible to Separate Politics and the Olympics
by Michelle Sikes
The Supreme Council for Sport in Africa was a collaboration of 32 nations to pressure international sporting authorities to seek to bar the white supremacist regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia from major competition, most notably through a boycott of the 1976 Montreal games.
June 8, 2021
"It’s Apartheid," Say Former Israeli Ambassadors to South Africa
by Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel
Two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa this week declared their view that Israel's occupation of the West Bank, now 55 years on, is a form of apartheid.
SOURCE: Public Books
When Nature is Valued over Human Life
A review of Jacob S. T. Dlamini’s "Safari Nation: A Social History of Kruger National Park" examines how the government of South Africa used tourism promotion to justify the establishment of its apartheid regime.
Will 2020 Place the US Alongside Apartheid South Africa in History's Hall of Shame?
by Teresa Barnes
The South African National Party won a parliamentary victory in 1948 and consolidated power quickly to institutionalize Apartheid and focus national politics on racial issues. This surprise turned into a half-century of hard right rule and stands as a warning to Americans today.
SOURCE: The Baffler
The Hidden Faces of Apartheid (Review)
A new book documents the way that the South African security forces targeted percevied opponents of apartheid for extrajudicial killing.
SOURCE: The New York Times
Denis Goldberg, South African Freedom Fighter, Is Dead at 87
He was the only white defendant to be convicted alongside Nelson Mandela and others in 1964 for resisting apartheid. He spent 22 years in prison.
South Africa: Twenty-Five Years Since Apartheid
by Zeb Larson
Twenty-five years ago, South Africa peacefully transitioned from a white-minority government to a black majority government, yet the legacy of apartheid still lingers today.
Remembering Apartheid in South Africa with a Chill
by Bruce Chadwick
"Master Harold and the Boys" is a dramatic masterpiece, a splendid piece of theater that does what theater has always been meant to do – scorch your emotions.
Fidel Castro and Apartheid
by Matt Peppe
Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa.
SOURCE: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Fewer South Africans believe Apartheid was a crime against humanity
It's dropped ten percent since 2003.
The Black Hole of Apartheid History
by Jamie Miller
Why historians should study the regime, not just its opponents.
What It Was Like for Whites to Travel in Apartheid South Africa
by Vaughn Davis Bornet
A travelogue from 1969.
As Mandela lies dying, disputes over his legacy are taking hold
JOHANNESBURG — The nasty family squabble over where three of former President Nelson Mandela’s children, and eventually the leader himself, will be buried drew to a close on Thursday morning in a small village on the Eastern Cape.But not before it had thrown into relief the perhaps inevitable disputes over the revered leader’s legacy — both the financial legacy, which his family is wrestling over, and more broadly, the political legacy of how Mr. Mandela will be remembered and how his story will guide the country he led.Mandla Mandela, the former president’s eldest grandson and heir as tribal leader in the region, held a news conference in his compound in Mvezo saying that he would cease his legal battles to have the bodies kept there. In 2011, he moved the bodies to Mvezo from another small village, Qunu, where the rest of the Mandela family wanted them and where the anti-apartheid leader is said to wish to be buried himself. By late afternoon, the bodies were reburied in Qunu....
Mandela: Inspiration for an era of activism
LONDON — In the welter of passion and memory surrounding the decline of Nelson Mandela, a more modest commemoration slipped by a week ago that said much about the role he played as an inspiration in his long years of imprisonment, when the daily grind of struggle against apartheid fell to others who fought in his name.It was a reminder, too, that the battle to end white rule was fought on many levels, ranging from the activism of anti-apartheid exiles here in London to a brutal shadow war in South Africa itself that offered no quarter to those seeking a new order.The events of June 27, 1985, offered a particular insight.
Where Mandela Kept Hope, Guide Tells Their Shared Saga
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As Ahmed Kathrada led President Obama and his family recently through the prison on Robben Island where Mr. Kathrada had spent much of his life, he explained how the rules of apartheid had granted him, because of his Indian ancestry, long pants and socks. One of his fellow inmates, Nelson Mandela, as a black man, received short pants and no socks.Mr. Kathrada, 83, also showed the Obamas the sign listing the different amounts of sugar, coffee, soup and other foods that South Africa’s prison system had apportioned to blacks; mixed-race inmates, who were known as coloreds; Indians; and whites.“In everything there was apartheid,” he said in an interview on Thursday in his small apartment here in the shadow of Table Mountain....
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
Roy Robins: After Mandela
Roy Robins is a writer based in Cape Town.CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Late on Wednesday night, March 27, former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to an undisclosed hospital for a recurring lung infection. This is the third time Mandela has been hospitalized in recent months. He spent a weekend in hospital in early March for what the government described as a "check-up," and most of December in hospital, where he was treated for a lung infection and had his gallstones removed. The last time Mandela was seen in public was almost three years ago, at the closing ceremony of the 2010 World Cup, in Johannesburg. But that doesn't mean that he's not still everywhere.
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