Opinion Pieces

  Oliver Tambo’s name and reputation are lauded, not least because he succeeded, remarkably, in keeping the African National Congress (ANC) together as a liberation movement during an exile lasting 30 years. Despite this legacy, the ANC, now South Africa’s governing party, has seen a year...

In the early hours of April 23, 1993, Oliver Tambo suffered a massive, fatal stroke. His death came a mere two weeks after the murder of one of his most talented apprentices, Chris Hani.The shock of the assassination, as well as the very real threat...

The explosive events initiated by school pupils in Soweto in 1976 resounded throughout the world and had a dramatic impact on the ANC in exile. Within months, events began to escalate. Thousands of fleeing students arrived at the offices of the PAC, MK and the...

 Johannesburg -  As we come to the end of Women’s Month, it is undisputable that we live in a South Africa where extreme inequalities, gender stereotypes, sexism and rape culture are all commonplace.The most pervasive of these is women and children abuse - one of...

Despite the fact that his career distinguishes him as one of the venerated leaders of the struggle, Oliver Tambo remains largely obscured in the shadow of other eminent members of the ANC.   “Never forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us...

Youth Month 2017 will be used to reflect on the life and legacy of Oliver Tambo, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (fondly known as O.R.) was born on October 27, 1917. He died on April 24, 1993, just...