• SONA and the State of the Nation: 'System Down'

    SONA and the State of the Nation: ‘System Down’

    SURPRISINGLY, there was a well-timed reminder by snail mail: my driver’s licence was due for renewal on 29 April. Surprising because officialdom has publicly said it’s not responsible for reminding us about anything and then […]

     
  • Holding the Fort: A Family Torn Apart

    Holding the Fort: A Family Torn Apart

    Toni Strasburg, Holding the Fort: A Family Torn Apart (Kwela Books, 2019) LIONEL (Rusty) and Hilda Bernstein were among several couples prominent in the South African liberation struggle. When detained on 8 April 1960 during […]

     
  • Reflections on D-Day after 75 years

    Reflections on D-Day after 75 years

    ‘DESPITE appalling weather conditions, we were given the go-ahead. We left harbour in failing light and picked up our group of landing craft. They fell into line behind us, twelve ships enormous in bulk compared […]