The passing on at the age of 90 of South African literary giant, Nadine Gordimer, has been appropriately marked by a Special Report published by the Mail & Guardian on International Mandela Day 2014. The many tributes speak of Gordimer's capacity to touch multiple lives, not only through her pen but also through her actions.
There’s R1.19 billion sitting in the President’s Fund, designated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help victims of Apartheid rebuild their shattered lives. Now the department of justice finally wants to spend it, but who will actually benefit? Its intended beneficiaries say they are still being left out of the process, and that the money is being misused. SIMON ALLISON investigates.