We are saddened by the passing of Andrew Mlangeni, stalwart of the anti-apartheid Struggle. Mr Mlangeni was the last of the famed Rivonia Trialists whose example did so much to inspire others in the darkest years of Apartheid. At great personal cost, he devoted himself to the fight for justice and equality and will be remembered as one of the architects of democracy in South Africa. His passing, which follows shortly upon that of fellow Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg brings to a close a heroic era in our history.
Like Olga Kirsch, Jennifer Friedman grew up in the Orange Free State and wrote poetry in the Afrikaans language she grew up in. Brian Josselowitz tells her story.