From one of his homes, at the foot of Table Mountain, Jim Bailey would look across the great view of Cape Town city and say, "You see every twinkling light out there? Under each light is a unique story." He would spot this potential and nurture it. He unleashed potential in many young creatives' and revolutionaries.
The images from photographer Peter Magubane’s lens has immortalized the sacrifice of many South Africans, exposed apartheid, documented indigenous cultures and paved the way for transformation.
Samora’s murder is an international political, business and intelligence forces conspiracy to snatch the wealth of Mozambique, viz coal, wide Indian Ocean coastline and harbours, off-shore gasdeposits, away from Russia, to S.A., USA, British, Italian, Brazilian business.
A collection of interviews, articles and photographs, together with running commentary of a life lived and learned through the lens of heart centred South African jazz musical vibration.
A selection of previously unpublished poems from a late legend who created a living legacy, Jim Bailey; CBE, brought to life by the addition of visuals by Drum photographers.
After Jim Bailey nearly lost his life as a fighter pilot in World War II, he dedicated his heart to Africa. His is a life lived with joy and honesty and this resonates in his poetry.
South African history from the other side. 27 years of suffering in the apartheid governments prison system, to find the truth behind the struggle for justice.
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Steve Biko was murdered in police detention September 1977.
Andrew Mlangeni was prisoner 46764. He spent 26 years and eight months in the cell next door to Nelson Mandela.
The story of the African Choir 1891 has been quite widely chronicled. The amazing journey is written about in at least three books, and is the subject of a theatre production, television documentary and growing academic research.
The book “Black Sacrifice: The sinking of the S.S.Mendi, 1917” provides a deeper understanding of South African history, politics and the relationship between Europe and Africa.