Wrong walk to freedom

Wrong walk to freedom

South Africa needs to re-examine the myths of the  liberation struggle, says historian Stephen Ellis.

The other day I climbed Constitution Hill to witness what promised to be the most vicious political brawl since the Second World War, when Commies and fascists routinely moered each other on the steps of Johannesburg City Hall. This event was hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, associated with what remains of the old Communist movement in Germany.

The audience consisted largely of middle-aged uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veterans, with a smattering of left-wing academics.

Like to see more ?

Subscribe to our on-line edition !

For a mere R305.00 per year you get the convenience of our online version including:
  • Twelve monthly issues of Noseweek delivered to your browser
  • A searchable archive
  • Access to every back issue since 1993 !
  • A downloadable PDF version

If it’s just the article you are after, you can purchase it by clicking here.

Tempted ?

For a taste of what awaits you, you are welcome to browse this free issue.

Share this article:

Reader's comments

Like to add your own comment ? Please click here to subscribe - OR -


While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the authors nor the publishers of this website bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on the information contained therein.

Important information regarding cookies
By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.