Academic, lawyer, founder of the Pan-Africanist Congress and one of the first to propose a "non-racial" rather than "multi-racial" future, Robert Sobukwe, one of the South Africa's greatest but often forgotten heroes, died this week 36 years ago.
A "rich tapestry of materials that have rarely been shown together" describes the wide-ranging exhibition that records, analyses, articulates and confronts the legacy of apartheid, including its impact on everyday life now in South Africa. About 700 works by nearly 70 photographers and artists will be showcased.
It's a long way from Mabopane to outer space, but Mandla Maseko has strapped on his boots and is on the way there. The young DJ will be the first black African astronaut, after beating a million or so contestants to win the global Axe Apollo Space Academy competition.
Nthabiseng Hibbert is an ordinary South African woman who, for the past two decades, has lived in a modest home in Katlehong, one of the country's largest – and poorest – black urban townships. Only one thing sets her apart from her neighbours: Nthabiseng is white.
The diminutive Nkosi Johnson, his 12-year-old body wracked by the Aids infection that eventually killed him, became the face of the disease in the late 1990s. His adoptive mother, Gail Johnson, remembers his gentle concern for mothers and children separated by the pandemic.