Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika rang out from the flight deck of the SAS Amatola, as SA and UK remembered the centenary of the deaths of 616 SA soldiers.
Monwabisi Jamangile is no ordinary soldier, he’s no ordinary minister either – which is why the sinking of the SS Mendi resonates ...
Tennyson Nyovane was 12 when his mother turned to him and said: “My son. I want to tell you one thing, your grandfather was on that ship. He died.”
Sek Mqhayi, a South African teacher, linguist, journalist and author, penned the definitive poem of the sinking of the SS Mendi.
Paulina Buyeye-Mohale's great-uncle Selaelo Daniel Maredi didn’t perish when the SS Mendi sank, but he may as well have.
Shaun Booth is organising the commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917, which led to the loss of 616 SA servicemen, 607 of them black.
On February 21, 1917, cargo ship Darro rammed into the SS Mendi in the English Channel.
The story of the SS Mendi and the men who perished has fascinated Tito Mboweni since he was a child.