We Are Africa!

On the 25th May every year more than fifty countries celebrate Africa Day, a commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Originally a largely political organisation (17 of the member states were former European colonies), the OAU transformed into the African Union as the challenges faced by the continent became increasingly economic, rather than […]

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A Helping Hand

Last month Ulwazi received an email from a Mr Fanekiso Dube, requesting help with a Zulu language project that he’s helping to run in Mzuzu, northern Malawi. According to Fanekiso there are large numbers of Nguni people living in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania (known in these areas as ‘Ngoni’ people) as a result of Mfecane, a period of widespread […]

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The Black Sash: 60 Years On

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the forming of the Black Sash: the Women’s Defence of the Constitution League was founded on the 19 May 1955 by six white women who stood together to oppose the Separate Representation of Voters Bill, a law aimed at disenfranchising non-whites. While the League lost their first fight, they grew in strength and […]

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