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South Africa’s poets write of our new struggle for freedom

Today’s battle is for economic and social freedom, in particular women’s freedom from violence The post South Africa’s poets write of our new struggle for freedom appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Poetry, Article, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, William Ernest Henley, Mafika Pascal Gwala, Oswald Mtshali, Wally Serote


Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe

The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy The post Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Article, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Fw De Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Robert Sobukwe, Top Six, Sharpeville Massacre, Heritage Day, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, Albertina Sisulu, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, Pan Africanist Congress


How mass hysteria happens (and how to avoid the COVID-19 panic)

Mass hysteria, also known as epidemic hysteria, occurs between two or more people who share beliefs related to symptoms suggestive of organic illness.Research suggests that real pandemics can lead to mass hysteria. A key factor that creates hysteria around pandemics is that the population's ability to remain calm and react logically to the situation at hand is blurred and unfocused due to the anxiety and fear felt by large groups of people. A pandemic, according to the Center for Disease Contro...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Medicine, Cdc, Africa, Mindfulness, Brain, Public Health, Medical Research, Nelson Mandela, Innovation, Fear, Disease, Mandela, Emotions, Kosovo


Little Steven on the Apartheid-Smashing ‘Sun City’ — and Trading Fiery Polemics for Fun

Despite being known for his collaborative role as Bruce Springsteen’s teenage Jersey Shore pal-turned-guitarist, producer and consigliere, Little Steven Van Zandt has long had an explicit solo vision. And in the Reagan-era climate of the 1980s, Van Zandt’s voice was a scathingly political one, something rare for the era of good-time jingoism, patriotism, MTV and […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Mtv, Sun City, Steven, Jersey Shore, Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt, E Street Band, Little Steven, Little Steven Van Zandt


Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac

Lisa Seftel started out in the labour movement before she took up positions in government. Now, as the head of Nedlac, she has to create a space where both sides can meet to discuss and debate important policy issues The post Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Nelson Mandela, National, Cosatu, Congress of South African Trade Unions, Walter Sisulu, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Rosebank, Nedlac, South Africa (country, Employment Equity Act, National Economic Development and Labour Council, M&g Good News Edition, MGGoodNews, Basic Conditions Of Employement Act, Lisa Seftel


Democrats Should Be Very, Very Nervous

So, let me get this straight.After a year of campaigning, discussion, and debate among the Democrats, as of early February the party had decided Joe Biden was the favorite for its presidential nomination: He led in 19 of the 21 national polls taken before the Iowa caucuses. Then people started to vote, and it turned out they didn’t like Biden at all. He finished fourth in Iowa, fifth in New Hampshire, and a distant second in Nevada. As of last week, the Democrats had decided to be an openly soci...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Paul ryan, Warren, Las Vegas


Exclusive Escape From Pretoria Clip & Interviews with Radcliffe, Webber & Annan

Exclusive Escape From Pretoria Clip & Interviews with Radcliffe, Webber & Annan ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with stars Daniel Radcliffe (Guns Akimbo) and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) and co-writer/director Francis Annan for their upcoming biopic thriller Escape From Pretoria, and also has an exclusive clip that can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Escape from Pretoria Trailer Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Daniel Webber Escape from Pretoria is the true story of Tim Jenki...
Tags: Movies, Germany, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, Francis, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen, Radcliffe, Pretoria, Mark, Tim, Annan, Webber, Movie News, Ian Hart


Partners aim to build a new society

Nelson Mandela University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are collaborating to realise Madiba’s dream of building a new society The post Partners aim to build a new society appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, Racism, Nelson Mandela, Colonialism, Columbia University, Inequality, Apartheid, Madiba, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nelson Mandela University, Victor Verster Prison, South Africa (country, Decolonisation


Trevor Noah on coronavirus: 'Trump is the worst person to reassure the nation'

Late-night hosts discussed Trump’s response to the outbreak and the fallout from the South Carolina Democratic debate Late-night hosts discussed the US response to the coronavirus and how Donald Trump responded to this week’s Democratic debate. Trevor Noah> The coronavirus is the worst global pandemic since Baby Shark. Is this how we die? pic.twitter.com/5nuCNu7W3Z> > — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 27, 2020On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah called the coronavirus “the worst global pandemi...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Stephen Colbert, Elizabeth Warren, US, Joe Biden, Noah, Brooklyn, Nelson Mandela, Colbert, Cbs, Seth Meyers, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Last night, at the big debate, the Democratic candidates had to state mottos, and they all did, so let's rank them.

Let's look at the mottos, which I'll put in boldface, because I want to keep some of the verbiage around the motto. I'll put these in the order they appear in the debate transcript:STEYER: Every day, I write a cross on my hand to remind myself to tell the truth and do what's right, no matter what.KLOBUCHAR: Then, I would say that my motto is the words of one of my political mentors, Paul Wellstone, who sadly is no longer with us. And he said that "politics is about improving people's lives. And ...
Tags: Law, Charity, Bible, Nelson Mandela, Bob Dylan, Christianity, Warren, Mandela, Jesus, Biden, Matthew, Joe, Debates, Sanders, Steyer, Klobuchar


The South Carolina Debate Was A Hot Mess — Here’s What Happened

It’s debate time again, and all eyes are on South Carolina for what should be another heated battle between the seven remaining Democratic candidates. Since the Nevada debate less than a week ago, candidates have been gearing up with receipts — Sen. Elizabeth Warren forced former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg’s hand when he agreed to release women from his company’s NDAs. Meanwhile, former vice president Joe Biden came under fire after saying that he was arrested trying to see Nelson ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Cdc, New York City, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Nelson Mandela, Iowa, Warren


Will Everyone Pile On Bernie Tonight? Updates From South Carolina Democratic Debate

It’s debate time again, and all eyes are on South Carolina for what should be another heated battle between the seven remaining Democratic candidates. Since the Nevada debate less than a week ago, candidates have been gearing up with receipts — Sen. Elizabeth Warren forced former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg’s hand when he agreed to release women from his company’s NDAs. Meanwhile, former vice president Joe Biden came under fire after saying that he was arrested trying to see Nelson ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Cdc, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Nelson Mandela, Iowa, Warren, Medicare, Amy Klobuchar, Nevada, Biden


Anderson Cooper isn't a fan of Rod Blagojevich

Anderson Cooper hasn't been this pissed off since Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, Cooper interviewed newly-sprung Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois who had a 14-year prison sentence commuted by Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump. In 2011, Blago was found guilty of federal corruption charges related to then-President Obama's vacant senate seat. During his time in prison, Blago got woke. Comparing himself to fellow "political prisoner" Nelson Mandela, he railed against criminal in...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Cnn, Nelson Mandela, Harry Potter, Anderson Cooper, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cooper, Rod Blagojevich, Celebrity Apprentice, United States Marshals Service, Blagojevich, Oliver Darcy, Blago


Joe Biden says he was arrested in South Africa on a visit to see Nelson Mandela. He has never mentioned the arrest before.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, has mentioned at three campaign events about being arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in the 1970s.
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'Frankly it's bulls***': CNN anchor boils over in interview with corrupt politician pardoned by Trump

In a fiery CNN segment, host Anderson Cooper called out an unrepentant Rod Blagojevich, on his third day out of prison following the commutation of his sentence by Donald Trump.Mr Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, imprisoned in late 2011 following convictions in 17 out of 20 corruption charges, claimed that he was a “political prisoner” not dissimilar to Nelson Mandela and made excuses as to why he should not have been in prison.
Tags: News, Cnn, Nelson Mandela, Anderson Cooper, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich


A recurring Biden campaign story about being arrested in South Africa is full of inconsistencies

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a pretty good tale to share — but it may be a little tall.Biden, who is running for president, has been spicing up his recent campaign stump speeches with a story of how he was arrested while in South Africa trying to see Nelson Mandela, The New York Times reports. But that recollection of events has only recently come to light, and it was reportedly omitted from Biden's 2007 memoir that detailed his escapades in the country around that time.During recent ...
Tags: News, Washington, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Mandela, Medicare, Nevada, Biden, Times, Young, South Carolina


Ex-S. African president retracts apartheid remarks after backlash

South Africa's last apartheid-era president, F.W. De Klerk, on Monday apologised and withdrew a controversial statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity, following an outcry. De Klerk, 83, shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993 for dismantling white-minority rule and ushering in democracy. "The idea that apartheid was a crime against humanity was and remains an agitprop project initiated by the Soviets and their ANC/SACP allies to stigmatise white South African...
Tags: News, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, F W de Klerk, De Klerk, ANC SACP


De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity

Apartheid’s last president walks back comments that definition was a Soviet plot The post De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Article, Nelson Mandela, United Nations, Eff, Fw De Klerk, Apartheid, Cyril Ramaphosa, Pravin Gordhan, International Court, Economic Freedom Fighters, De Klerk, Sona, FW De Klerk Foundation, Thandi Modise, The Editors Picks


February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity The post February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Article, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, New York Times, Mandela, John F Kennedy, The New York Times, National party, Cosby Show, Fw De Klerk, SABC, NP, Madiba, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Chris Hani


Cape Town Itinerary: What to See and Do in 4 (or More) Days

Posted: 2/13/2020 | February 13th, 2020 Cape Town is one of those places I can never get enough of. Its natural beauty, climate, people, chill atmosphere, and delicious food scene always make my visits memorable. Backed by Table Mountain, Cape Town is really one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. There’s a lot to see and do in the city, so to help you make the most of your trip, here is my suggested itinerary for four (or more) days. Suggested Itinerary Overview Day 1: Table Mo...
Tags: Travel, London, Boston, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Unesco, Atlantic, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Portland, San Diego, Cape Town, Victoria


There’s More to Life than Logic

Elite, logical brainpower. Some believe that’s all that is needed to successfully solve problems. Critical thinking does play a central role in getting to good answers. Without a logical and disciplined process to actively “conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate” what we plan to do, biases and privilege can unconsciously and negatively influence decisions and shape outcomes. While logic and reason are good, they aren’t enough. Especially if leaders want inclusive decisions that ...
Tags: Leadership, Star Trek, Logic, Mental Health, Nelson Mandela, Mindset, Personal Development, Emotional Intelligence, Borg, Daniel Goleman, Carrie Chapman Catt, Leaders And Emotions


Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, dies aged 78

South African government pays tribute to singer whose group gained worldwide fame after collaborating for Paul Simon’s GracelandJoseph Shabalala, the bandleader who brought the South African vocal harmony group Ladysmith Black Mambazo to global success, has died aged 78.Shabalala died in hospital in Pretoria and the news was confirmed by the group’s manager, Xolani Majozi. No cause of death has been announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Africa, Paul Simon, World news, Culture, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Pop and rock, Folk Music, Choral music, Pretoria, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala Ladysmith Black Mambazo, GracelandJoseph Shabalala, Shabalala, Xolani Majozi


From the archives: Black Magic

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala passed on this morning. In 2009 Niren Tolsi spoke to him after the group received their third Grammy The post From the archives: Black Magic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Nelson Mandela, Friday, Grammy Awards, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Apartheid, Shaka Zulu, Top Six, Joseph Shabalala, South Africa (country, Ilembe


February's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: Between Them by Richard Ford The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut How to Read Poetry Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster Jimmy Stewart by Michael Munn Marilyn Monroe by Michelle Morgan The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire by Maurice White Pat Conroy by Bernie Schein Property by Lionel Shriver Travels by Paul Bowles Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong Winter Loon by Susan Bernhard eBook...
Tags: Music, New York, David, Nelson Mandela, Wu Tang, Richard Ford, Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Obamas, Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Stewart, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Lamont, Michelle Morgan, Walter Mosley


Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships The post Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, University, Nelson Mandela, Mandela, National party, Gauteng, Graduates, Rustenburg, Top Six, Mineworkers, South Africa (country, Bantu Education, Bantu Education System, Black Graduates, Evaton


Indie Spotlight: Jennifer Spiegel

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers!Today, we have a returning guest, and dear author friend of TNBBC, Jennifer Spiegel. Her latest book, , released just this past January. Here's what the Goodreads page claims: The book is 100% narrative nonfiction and 0% self-help. It was actually written for the author’s childr...
Tags: Books, Cheryl Strayed, Tig Notaro, France, America, Chicago, Netflix, Nelson Mandela, Arizona, Johnson, Oj Simpson, Epcot, Adam Johnson, Elena Ferrante, Cbgb, East Village


6 Films to Watch for Black History Month, Recommended by an Expert

As February’s Black History Month observance rolls around, classrooms across the United States will turn their lesson plans to the African-American past — but the classroom isn’t the only place where that learning can happen. In addition to recent high-profile additions to the canon of movies about black history, like Harriet and Marshall, Hollywood history is rich with films that make fitting watching for Black History Month. Below, Jacqueline Stewart — host of Silent Sunday Nights on Turn...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, Washington, Uncategorized, Chicago, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Islam, Newark, Spike Lee, Louisiana, Mecca, Muhammad Ali


How South Africa and Germany can help the world

FOREIGN POLICY Unless the United States-Iran conflict flares up again or some other international crisis prevents her from coming, Angela Merkel is likely to visit South Africa soon. The German chancellor has entered her final lap as a major political figure. Last year she announced that she will not run as chancellor again in the […] The post How South Africa and Germany can help the world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, G20, Article, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, United Kingdom, United Nations, Brazil, Donald Trump


‘Escape from Pretoria’ Trailer: Can Daniel Radcliffe Escape a South African Prison?

Daniel Radcliffe escaped the threat of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise, and since then, his career has been on an eclectic path. The actor has appeared in movies like the dark comedic thriller Horns, the indie romantic comedy What If, the oddball Sundance selected Swiss Army Man, the TBS anthology comedy series Miracle Workers, and the upcoming bonkers-looking Guns Akimbo coming next month. But this year will also see Daniel Radcliffe breaking out of a maximum security prison, and ...
Tags: Google, UK, Movies, Drama, US, Nelson Mandela, Harry Potter, Tbs, Movie Trailers, Daniel-Radcliffe, Voldemort, True Story, Pretoria, African National Congress, Swiss Army, Jenkin


Daniel Radcliffe in US Trailer for South Africa's 'Escape from Pretoria'

"This is how we fight!" Momentum Pictures has released a new official US trailer for the true story thriller Escape from Pretoria, opening in March (on VOD) at the same time as the UK release. The film is about two white South Africans, imprisoned in 1978 for working covert operations for Nelson Mandela's banned ANC. They attempt to escape from the notorious white man's Pretoria Prison, known as "Robben Island", the same place former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned be...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Daniel Radcliffe, Pretoria, Robben Island, Indies, To Watch, Momentum Pictures, Pretoria Prison, Daniel Webber