Month: August 2017

Batandwa Ndondo Activist

The Era of Secret Slaughter & The Murder of Batandwa Ndondo

The viciousness and racism of apartheid grew to a crescendo just before its collapse was imminent. Activists disappeared and freedom fighters died suspiciously while others in the resistance were incarcerated, banished or banned. Brutality rose, torture was more widespread and ‘the era of secret slaughter’* began in earnest in South Africa in the mid-80’s. In…
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The Rise of Lindokuhle “Mello” Ndletyana – From Cala to Cape Town

Lindokuhle “Mello” Ndletyana (19), is a promising young football player currently living in Philippi, Cape Town. Like so many other aspiring football players, he admires the likes of Ronaldo and marvels at the power, the speed, the good first touch, and what a great finisher the iconic player is. Mello was born in the small,…
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BATANDWA NDONDO MEMORIAL CUP

All roads lead to Cala for the 2nd annual Batandwa Ndondo Memorial Cup to be held from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2017! This school sports tournament will remember and celebrate the legacy of slayed activist Batandwa Ndondo, killed by the apartheid police on the 24th of September 1985. Through the use of soccer, the tournament will…
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