Flowers of a Nation Dialogue held on 06 October 2017 with guest, Nomsa Dlamini Mkhonto Wesizwe Military Veteran

frederik de klerk with nelson mandela world economic forum annual meeting davos 1992

Tuesday, 10 October 1989

Shortly after taking over from P.W. Botha as state president, F.W. de Klerk announced the unconditional release of eight long serving political prisoners of the liberation movements African National Congress (ANC) and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). This demonstrated the government's readiness to submit to ANC demands.

The eight prisoners were former ANC secretary-general Walter Sisulu, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi, Wilton Mkwayi, Ahmed Kathrada, Jafta Masemola and Oscar Mpetha.

Article by: www.sahistory.org.za

Sol Plaatje

Today we pay tribute to an activist and politician Sol Plaatje.

Sol Plaatje spent much of his life in the struggle for the enfranchisement and liberation of African people. He was a founder member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) which would become the African National Congress ten years later.