In recent years South Africans have been directly confronted by the complex issues surrounding the uncomfortable subject of dying. In December 2013 the public witnessed the undignified and unnatural death of Nelson Mandela, five months after doctors declared him to
Ek het my al lank voorgeneem om nooit weer op radio of televisie met hulle te verskyn nie, TENSY ek die versekering kry dat ek die geleentheid sal kry om op onwaarhede en onredelikhede wat hulle kwytraak, te antwoord. Hulle
Joe’s dying taught me that bank accounts get closed on death and that access to money is not that simple or speedy. When my husband Joe Slovo died, my eldest daughter had just turned 15 and her younger sister was
For our ancestors, dying often happened suddenly. On the time scale of human history, antibiotics are a recent arrival. One morning, the first US president, George Washington, had a sore throat; the next evening, he died. Madiba’s situation is different.