12 November 2008

New SAHA publication launched Great Lives: Pivotal Moments

Edited by Lauren Segal and Paul Holden, Great Lives: Pivotal Moments is a remarkable publication profiling a number of those individuals and events celebrated by the Sunday Times Heritage Project to commemorate the centenary of South Africa's biggest selling Sunday Paper. From Olive Schreiner’s fight for women’s rights to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s leadership of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, unforgettable stories from Cape Town’s Purple March on 2 September 1989 to the infamous history of John Vorster Square, this beautifully produced publication honours ordinary and extraordinary people and events and underscores the potential of archive to colour our insights into aspects of South Africa's remarkable history.