Saturday, 24 June 2017

Orlando Pirates & Kaizer chiefs Players Split.

The passion felt by Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans often transcends family ties and that is certainly the case when it comes to rugby superstar twins Akona and Odwa Ndungane.

The former Springbok wingers will be on opposite sides of the Soweto Derby divide when the Carling Black Label Champion Cup is played at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 29 July 2017.

The twin brothers are passionate about their respective teams, while Akona chose the gold and black of Kaizer Chiefs, Odwa grew up with a love for the black and white of Orlando Pirates.

“In our family, it was always about these two big teams. My uncle was a big Pirates fan and I enjoyed his passion for the team, so that is where my love for The Buccaneers comes from.

“If my schedule permits, I fly up from Durban to be with Akona to watch the Soweto Derby, there is no love lost on that day,” Odwa said. Odwa further added that up until the age of 14, it was closely contested as to whether he would pursue a career in soccer or rugby, but finally, the oval ball won the day.

It was the same for Akona, a Rugby World Cup winner with South Africa in 2007, who says that despite the major differences in the sports, there are similarities. There is formation and discipline that is required in rugby as in football.

“I played soccer before rugby and I would have loved to have played for Kaizer Chiefs,” Akona said. “I played midfield and striker, but I enjoyed being a striker most because if you score you become the hero of the day, which is why I played as a winger for the Bulls.”

He says his passion for Chiefs came from watching Doctor Khumalo in his prime, running the midfield for AmaKhosi. “Growing up in Umtata, I always looked forward to Chiefs playing against the now defunct Umtata Bush Bucks.”

Like all Chiefs and Pirates fans, Odwa and Akona will have to apply their minds to what formations they would like to see in the Carling Black Label Champion Cup this season with the new innovation seeing fans selecting their favourite system.

The four formations provided to the fans in the 2017 Carling Black Label Champion Cup are: the oldest but still in regular use 4-4-2, giving both attacking and defensive balance.

The offensive 3-5-2 and 3-4-3, placing more players up the pitch for high-pressure football and the most popular attacking formation in modern football 4-3-3, leaving enough cover at the back for possible counter-attacks.

Champion Coaches who are over the age of 18 can stand a chance of winning the Carling Black Label Champion Cup match day experience where two lucky fans will join their favourite team in training, sit in the pre-match briefing and be part of the technical set-up on match day.

Friday, 23 June 2017

New York 1920s

In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers, on this day in 1911. The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers.

The Triangle factory, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, was located in the top three floors of the 10-story Asch Building in downtown Manhattan. It was a sweatshop in every sense of the word: a cramped space lined with work stations and packed with poor immigrant workers, mostly teenaged women who did not speak English. At the time of the fire, there were four elevators with access to the factory floors, but only one was fully operational and it could hold only 12 people at a time. There were two stairways down to the street, but one was locked from the outside to prevent theft by the workers and the other opened inward only. The fire escape, as all would come to see, was shoddily constructed, and could not support the weight of more than a few women at a time.

Blanck and Harris already had a suspicious history of factory fires. The Triangle factory was twice scorched in 1902, while their Diamond Waist Company factory burned twice, in 1907 and in 1910. It seems that Blanck and Harris deliberately torched their workplaces before business hours in order to collect on the large fire-insurance policies they purchased, a not uncommon practice in the early 20th century. While this was not the cause of the 1911 fire, it contributed to the tragedy, as Blanck and Harris refused to install sprinkler systems and take other safety measures in case they needed to burn down their shops again.

Added to this delinquency were Blanck and Harris’ notorious anti-worker policies. Their employees were paid a mere $15 a week, despite working 12 hours a day, every day. When the International Ladies Garment Workers Union led a strike in 1909 demanding higher pay and shorter and more predictable hours, Blanck and Harris’ company was one of the few manufacturers who resisted, hiring police as thugs to imprison the striking women, and paying off politicians to look the other way.

On March 25, a Saturday afternoon, there were 600 workers at the factory when a fire broke out in a rag bin on the eighth floor. The manager turned the fire hose on it, but the hose was rotted and its valve was rusted shut. Panic ensued as the workers fled to every exit. The elevator broke down after only four trips, and women began jumping down the shaft to their deaths. Those who fled down the wrong set of stairs were trapped inside and burned alive. Other women trapped on the eighth floor began jumping out the windows, which created a problem for the firefighters whose hoses were crushed by falling bodies. Also, the firefighters’ ladders stretched only as high as the seventh floor, and their safety nets were not strong enough to catch the women, who were jumping three at a time.

Blanck and Harris were on the building’s top floor with some workers when the fire broke out. They were able to escape by climbing onto the roof and hopping to an adjoining building.

The fire was out within half an hour, but not before 49 workers had been killed by the fire, and another 100 or so were piled up dead in the elevator shaft or on the sidewalk. The workers’ union organized a march on April 5 to protest the conditions that led to the fire; it was attended by 80,000 people.

Though Blanck and Harris were put on trial for manslaughter, they managed to get off scot-free. Still, the massacre for which they were responsible did finally compel the city to enact reform. In addition to the Sullivan-Hoey Fire Prevention Law passed that October, the New York Democratic set took up the cause of the worker and became known as a reform party

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Science Discoveries for 2016

From officially discovering gravitational waves to capturing images of the brain on LSD for the first time, we’ve learned a lot this year.

2016 was a pretty crazy year, full of unexpected twists and turns of events around the globe. The world of science was no exception. We’re leaving 2016 with new understanding in a range of scientific areas — a huge thank you to all of the dedicated scientists who helped us get to where we are now.

Gravitational waves were officially confirmed by physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). The grand discovery was announced in February, and gravitational waves were originally predicted to exist by none other than Albert Einstein.
We gained more evidence that another planet lurks beyond Pluto, dubbed “Planet Nine.” Through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, researchers predict the planet has nearly 10 times the mass of Earth and would take 10,000 to 20,000 years to make one full orbit around the Sun.
An earth-like planet, Proxima b, was discovered just 4.2 light years away, and it could potentially be habitable.

Physicists discovered a connection between dark energy and time. In some cases, dark energy might actually cause time to propagate forward.
The placebo effect got even more bizarre. Researchers discovered that knowingly taking a placebo pain medicationcan still reduce physical pain.

2016 saw a huge revival in psychedelic research. In April, researchers captured mind-blowing images of the brain on LSD for the first time.
Scientists discovered a mysterious giant ball of hot gas that’s more than 570 billion times brighter than the sun. In fact, it’s so bright that it pushes the energy limit of physics.
Chinese physicists found proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the existence of the Majorana fermion — a special particle that could revolutionize quantum computing.

Researchers confirmed the potential discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle, which would indicate the existence of a fifth fundamental force of nature. It would transform our understanding of the universe, with implications for dark matter.
NASA discovered that Earth has a second “mini-moon” orbiting around it.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


When Tupac Shakur signed with Death Row Records, he had no other real options. Late in 1995, Shakur was stuck in a prison cell, awaiting appeal after being convicted of sexual assault, with no way to pay his $1.4 million bail. Suge Knight came to him with an offer: He’d pay that bail, but Shakur would have to sign a three-album deal with Death Row. Shakur signed it. It was the best and worst thing that could’ve happened to him. By the mid-’90s, Death Row wasn’t just a label; it was an entire environment, one icily controlled by Knight. Dr. Dre, the mastermind who’d started the label with Knight, was already on his way out the door. So the terrifying Knight surrounded himself with various criminal associates, creating an aura of real and constant danger. Shakur, already a star, threw himself into it, and became a bigger star. Under the Death Row umbrella, Shakur went to work, recording the massive and world-conquering double album All Eyez On Me, his most popular album and arguably his best. Then, seven months after he released it, he was dead, shot five times in a car that Knight had been driving. All Eyez On Me stands as the greatest document of an unstable era, a time when rap’s loudest outlaw joined its most dangerous crew and wreaked as much havoc as he could before dying. Tupac Shakur contained multitudes.

 There are so many ways to talk about him now that he’s gone; his complexity was key to his appeal. (He shot cops and got away with it.) On the one hand, he was one of he hardest, most believable street-rappers in the entire history of the genre. But on the other, he was a sensitive soul, a writer capable of great empathy and insight. As a teenager in Baltimore, he’d studied ballet and Shakespeare. As a Digital Underground back-up dancer, he’d happily rocked a granny nightgown onstage. As an actor, he only made a few movies, but he immediately established himself as a volatile and charismatic screen presence; if he’d lived, he could’ve been one of his generation’s great movie stars. And in his early rap career, he famously made room for warm-hearted, emotionally heavy songs like “Brenda’s Got A Baby” and “Dear Mama.”

But that wasn’t the Tupac we heard on All Eyez On Me. Instead, he spent the entire vast album in unreconstructed hooligan form, shooting rage in all directions. He never really gets more sensitive than the moment when he pictures his own funeral, almost sounding like he’s looking forward to it. A few minutes into the 132-minute opus, he offered what amounted to a mission statement: “My attitude is fuck it because motherfuckers live it.” He was right. They did. We did.
All Eyez On Me might just focus one one side of the Pac persona, but it still resonates because Shakur was so good at that one side of it. His delivery — brash, guttural, preacherly, bellowed straight from the chest — is the sort of thing that rappers are still trying and failing to emulate. And on All Eyez, he finds ways to project defiance and confidence even on the most pedestrian songs. People love to debate whether or not Shakur was a great rapper, but even asking that question is beside the point. Shakur said things that stuck with you, and that, more than any breathtaking display of technical acuity, is what proves his greatness. And on All Eyez, he was clearly having the time of his life embracing the hardheaded side of his persona. On a song like “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” you can hear his smile.

And All Eyez also gave Shakur something he’d never had before: top-shelf production. Dr. Dre barely participated in the album, but he’d established Death Row as a home of widescreen sonic excellence. The producers who did the bulk of the work on All Eyez — Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz, Johnny “J” — were coloring in the lines that Dre had already drawn. The production on All Eyez is smothering, all these keys and guitar-ripples and bass tones filling up every available inch of space. That sort of sound gave Tupac heft; he sounded like he had an army of studio musicians behind him. And unlike so many of the guest-rappers who clogged up the album, he immediately burst out of all that oceanic sound. He couldn’t be contained.

And even though Dre was barely involved, the two tracks he did produce are absolute world-beaters. “Can’t C Me” is a platonic-ideal G-funk ride-out record, with its warbly George Clinton guest vocals and its tense little synth-squeals. Like so many of the best Dre productions, it’s practically overwhelming, all these melodic elements coming together into something grand and cinematic. It gets a particularly vengeful vocal out of Shakur, too. And “California Love” — both the superior single version, with those riotous horns, and the remixed version that appears on the album — is just a straight-up classic, a bulletproof party jam that will always evoke a certain time and place.

The Hype Williams-directed Mad Max-remaking video remains one of my favorite videos of all time, and Tupac’s opening bars — “Out on bail, fresh outta jail, California dreamin’/ Soon as I step on the scene, I’m hearing hoochies screaming” — are as immediate and exciting as any I can name.
All Eyez On Me is far from being a perfect album. It’s long, longer than most movies, and it’s piled high with filler. (Nobody ever needs to hear “Thug Passion” a second time.) And while there are great guest turns from a few of Tupac’s contemporaries — Method Man, Snoop Dogg, E-40 — way too much of the album is given over to verses from absolute nonentities like the members of Pac’s Outlawz crew. I can’t really call it an influential album, either, though a whole lot of rap double-albums appeared in the years immediately afterward. Instead, All Eyez deserves a place in history because it’s an uneven but powerful document of one of rap’s greatest, most iconic talents — a man who would’ve done some incredible things if he’d managed to stay alive.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Best Apps for Music

It goes without saying that music is an indispensable part of our everyday lives. And with smartphones and wireless streaming services spoiling us silly with instant accessibility to our favorite playlists, radio stations, and songs, our listening habits have been indelibly changed. As the Internet constantly refreshes itself with the latest sounds from established and emerging talents including DJs, musicians, and producers, the quest for new tunes can become overwhelming.
Thankfully, the mobile market has blessed us with a wealth of apps that not only serve as great music platforms, but also as seamless search tools for unearthing new recording acts and sounds based on preference and social media engagement. You might want to tune your ears for this as we break down the best apps for new music discovery.


SoundCloud’s well-integrated social functionality makes it a great suggestion tool for curious listeners seeking new vibes. Besides keeping you up on what friends are listening to at the moment, the platform serves up remixes and covers of popular songs while regularly presenting new songs from favorite artists. So if that new Kanye “All Day” doesn’t have you spazzing out in the cubicle, go on the hunt for creative mash-ups to get your Yeezy fix. Explore thousands of artists by genre or search for other musical influencers to hear what’s hot

9. Band of the Day

Looking to stumble upon the next Imagine Dragons without having to search YouTube for hours on end? Band of the Day could be the portal that puts you on to such emerging talents. The app does so by unearthing one band (or artist) per day to familiarize you with new acts and sounds generating buzz on the underground scene. Users have the luxury of looking at hundreds of previously posted bands as well.


We as a society listen to music that reflects our mood. In helping with the selection process, 8tracks allows us to find new artists and songs depending on our attitude, the weather, or current activities that we’re engaged in. You can check out playlists and special mixes from other users on the service, as well as add or find songs via SoundCloud. Or you can just upload them from any computer. Now, with the company recently snagging licensing deals with several indie labels and other aggregating services like INgrooves and DashGo, its library stocks a massive 6.5 million songs for your listening pleasure

7. Shazam

Shazam’s premium service takes the trademark functionality of its flagship app and ups the ante with the ability to hear songs and pull up YouTube music videos, iTunes links, or other popular streaming services like Deezer, Rdio, and Spotify. In fact, users can snag all this info without ever opening the app via the “Auto Shazam” feature. It definitely comes in handy when checking out indie rock shows or hearing something that tickles your eardrum when strolling through the gluten-free section at Whole Foods. Then there’s the “Explore” option, which helps you to gain knowledge of other popular tracks trending on the service

6. SoundWave

Built on a community of music lovers who constantly share what they’re listening to, Soundwave feeds off of its network to appease members who have similar tastes and/or seek new music. Follow friends, celebrities, athletes, and even real musicians to see what trends are forming. Or, you can just start group chats with followers to see what they’ve been playing as of late. If neither seems fitting, there’s always the rating system to get an idea of which artists are drawing buzz. Soundwave makes it possible to share tracks with others from your personal catalog, encouraging users to trade-off songs and expand their music horizons

5.White Label

SoundCloud and Twitter do a good enough job informing us of what hip-hop artists are buzzing based on plays and social media interaction. White Label makes it even more ideal by monitoring the engagement on both platforms hourly to show what’s hot at the moment. The sleek and easy-to-use interface allows for a smooth user experience, and the option to spark conversations directly on the app opens the lane for expert suggestions. No sign-up required—just respect the service and don’t troll others by requesting Young Thug suggestions.

4. Spotify

The perennial one-stop shop for music practically achieves everything that we want in a music service. But have you actually willed yourself to get past Kendrick Lamar’s page over the past month and toy around with the service to seek out other trending artists? Didn’t think so. Tapping the “Discover” feature on the menu bar will automatically curate a playlist based on artists that you’ve listened to and personal playlists that you’ve already created. From there you can save favorite tracks and add them to the collection. Not feeling the entire playlist? Then favorite the artists and keep tabs on their growing catalogs.

3. Rormix

Focusing solely on unsigned acts, Rormix is a centralized platform that curates music videos from emerging and indie musicians. The app will scan your music library to get a feel for your musical taste while utilizing tags to search through over 26 genres. However, we find its “Quick Discovery” feature to be its dopest: It takes a page out of Tinder’s playbook by allowing users to swipe right (like) or left (skip) after watching 15-second looped music clips—hence why it remains one of the fastest options to stumble upon new music.


One of the greatest sources for new music is still the DJ. They're the ones breaking most of the records that find a home on your iTunes catalog. Mixcloud hosts a variety of DJs, along with some great radio shows and podcasts to put you on to what’s popping on the music scene. Artists and genres run pretty deep, though EDM, hip-hop, and world music run heavy on here. The best part is that it offers more space than SoundCloud, leaving tons of room for playlist creation.


Simply put, iHeartRadio is tailored to personalize your listening experience based on musical obsessions. Granted, if that obsession is all about discovering new acts and sounds, the service features over 20 million songs covering every genre, as well as top podcast, live radio, and streaming music stations to narrow down selections. Not to mention the hundreds of other stations built into it that cater toward specific activities and moods. You also gain access to live music events, which are always great ways to discover emerging talents


Many people want to start a business, but do not know exactly where to start, or what might be a good business to do. This article is meant to help guide you to think through starting a business in an organized and structured step-by-step way.

Keep in mind, some business ideas may work for some founding teams, or at a certain points in time, but may not work for other people or at other times. Success or failure depends highly on the skills, strengths, ambitions and abilities of the entrepreneur, in conjunction with overall timing and market conditions, and a number of other factors.

It is a good idea to first think about your personal and professional strengths. Are you an engineer who can build high quality technical products? Are you good at sales? Are you well-connected? Are you patient? Are you less patient than others? Are you a leader, or do you want to be one? Do you have a high moral and ethical I.Q? Whatever your strengths are, whenever you think about what kind of businesses are right for you, try to align your strengths so that you can give your venture the most competitive edge.

Conversely, try to minimize your weaknesses. For example, if you are not technical, do not rush into businesses that require a lot of technical aptitude and skills. That does not mean you should be discouraged. It just means you should think through it a bit more thoroughly. Additionally, many businesses require substantial upfront capital. If you are not wealthy, and are not able to raise high amounts of capital, those businesses may not be best for you.

The great news is that everyone has strengths, so everyone can find a niche where they can give their business a competitive advantage. If you play to your strengths, you can give yourself a much higher chance to ultimately succeed. We are cheering for you!

Monday, 5 June 2017


One might think that because certain companies have big budgets and larger-than-life brand identities, that they naturally attract the best and brightest talent from around the globe. While this may have a small impact, research by Bain and Company shows that - despite companies like Google, Netflix and Dell being up to 40% more productive than other organisations, they start off with a similar percentage of star talent.

In his new book, TIME | TALENT | ENERGY: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power, Bain and Company partner Michael Mankins explores the methods and strategies that are used by these companies to help employees perform at their best.

Get rid of “organisational drag”

Organisational drag can be defined as “status quo” processes that waste time and energy. These processes are often kept in place because things have “always been done this way”. In many cases, these processes are put into place because an organisation has quickly grown in size, and has started to overcomplicate areas and decisions that used to be streamlined.

At typical organisations, much of this time and energy wastage comes from what the Harvard Business Review terms “excess management” - overly managing and checking up on employees, whether via expense claims, time-sheets or any other bureaucratic methods. Their research showed that up to $3 trillion dollars of output is lost each year due to the practice of excess management.

As Mankins illustrates via the example of Netflix, “there is no expense policy. The only policy is, ‘Act in the best interest of Netflix.’ The company is telling employees, ‘We assume you are not here to rip off the company, and we’re not going to put in place processes that consume human capital, waste time, and zap energy.’ They tell employees to assume their best judgment.”

Focus on team excellence

Instead of happening upon talent and spreading it throughout the organisation, top companies such as Google intentionally determine which roles NEED A-level talent and which roles can be filled by less than star players. Through determining these business critical roles first, the company actively seeks the highest qualified and most agile employees for the roles, and aligns their strategy/recruiting budget accordingly.

The same thinking applied to roles also applies to teams. Putting together an A-level team to accomplish a hugely important project is far better than trying to make ALL teams excellent, or spreading top talent between different teams. In fact, the mission critical teams are able to be far more productive in quicker time frames, often with fewer people and more streamlined processes.

Invest in inspirational leaders

Inspire your leaders and allow them to inspire your employees. This is the message from Mankins, who quotes research that shows how an inspired employee can be almost 125% more productive at work than an employee who is simply satisfied.

It all comes down to the leaders within the organisation and how effectively they can inspire their “followers”.

What needs to be kept in mind is that inspirational leadership techniques can be selected for as well as developed via the use of talent assessment, workshops, and other techniques. Investing in this area may seem expensive in the short-term, but will have a huge long term impact in the efficiency and effectiveness of employees.

“Top-performing companies focus on collective instead of individual


Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, daughter of former president Nelson Mandela

"He was my other father… Ever gentle… But undoubtedly powerful. Let us speak the truth today, uncle Kathy is the last of his generation of many men and women who fought so badly for the liberation of our country and still managed to practice what they preach and walk the talk, which is no easy task today."

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa

"My fond memory of Uncle Kathy is that he was so wicked and so wonderful. His popularity amongst celebrities, particularly movie stars was the type that would make many men envious."

Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa

“It’s sad that we lose such a giant of the struggle for liberation in South Africa, a morally forthright person who always expressed his honest view on any matter on the discussion. Go well Uncle Kathy; you have had your run!! Hamba Kahle cawe la ma cawe… Tsamaya sentle mogale wa bagale!!!!.”

Zwelinzima Vavi, former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary

“We have learnt with great sadness the passing of yet another stalwart of the liberation movement. A man of principal, a man who stood firm behind those principles and was never shaken by the powers of those that are in office today.”tributes

Eddie Daniels, a former Liberal Party member and Robben Island survivor.

"When I got there, I was all alone and he made me feel welcome. When you are alone under trying conditions, your morale goes [down], but Kathy was there for me. I will remember him for his patience, generosity, his quietness. Whenever there was trouble brewing, he used his passiveness to calm everyone down."

A quote by Ahmed Kathrada, read out by Busisiwe Nkosi of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

“Freedom did not fall from the sky, but was fought for with blood, sweat and tears.”

Narend Singh, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) chief whip

“On behalf of Prince Buthelezi and the IFP we are indeed saddened by the passing of ‘Uncle Kathy’. He has indeed made an indelible mark in the history of South Africa with his contribution during the days of the struggle.”

Mmusi Maimane, Democratic Alliance leader

“I fondly recall the many times I engaged with Uncle Kathy. He told me of the years on Robben Island where he – along with the likes of Mandela, Sisulu and Tambo – never heard or saw the presence of children. He shared with me that for him freedom meant hearing the voices of children, indicating his sincere compassion, as well as his commitment to the future of our beautiful country.”

Mathews Phosa, ANC veteran

“Comrade Kathrada’s departure from our shores is a huge loss to our country and people of all races, who he represented throughout his life, fighting for the rights of everybody.”

Statement by the Helen Suzman Foundation

"He was one of the most prominent figures associated with President Nelson Mandela. He was a man of enormous courage and perseverance. He was also a man with a keen and warm sense of humour."

Derek Hanekom, chairman of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation board

“It is no coincidence that Uncle Kathy was such a dear and close friend to Nelson Mandela‚ because they are the same‚ they think the same‚ they project the same‚ they stand for the same values. Just as Mandela was loved by millions around the world, Uncle Kathy is loved by millions of South Africans and millions around the world.”

Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

“It’s a loss for South Africa but also the whole world. When you're among the people who fought for freedom the way he did alongside Nelson Mandela, it inspires the whole world. We regard it as a global loss.”

Desmond Tutu, former archbishop

“Leah and I extend our deepest condolences to all who loved & were loved by #AhmedKathrada. God bless you all.”Statement by the Economic Freedom Fighters

“As a country, we must all learn from the selflessness of Uncle Kathy, always prioritising the marginalised and ensuring that their voices are heard and respected.”

Luyanda Mpahlwa former Robben Island prisoner and Robben Island Museum council member

"It’s a dark hour for our country, as we mourn his passing noting the influence he has had on Robben Island itself, but also the role that he played towards achieving freedom, democracy and peace in South Africa."

Statement by the Thabo Mbeki Foundation

“We are deeply encouraged that Comrade Kathy remained committed to principle to the end. As we remember a life so well lived, we cannot but reflect on the valuable counsel Comrade Kathy conveyed to all of us while he lived, including and in particular the importance of promoting the understanding that leaders exist to serve the people rather than to cultivate their personal interests.”

Statement by the Nelson Mandela Foundation

“The sadness felt by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and everyone associated with it at the passing of Ahmed ‘Kathy’ Kathrada is inexpressible. He was a comrade, associate and close friend of Nelson Mandela’s through seven decades. And he was a much-loved trustee of the Foundation’s for many years.”

Statement by the Presidency's Bongani Ngqulunga

“President Zuma has sent his deepest condolences to his partner, former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan the Kathrada family and his political home, ANC, which he served selflessly throughout his adult life.”