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‘Red List’ – New book gives a valuable insight into the world of M15 and the pro-communist wannabes it monitored

Trevor Grundy | 7 September, 2022

Book Review Red List – MI5 and British Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century by David Caute, Verso (2022) 404 pp. £25.00) Review by Trevor Grundy   THE HISTORIAN and journalist…   Read more >

South Africans remember but world leaders elsewhere ignore the tenth anniversary of a massacre that rivals Sharpeville and Soweto

Trevor Grundy | 16 August, 2022

Strikers at Marikana, a platinum mining town in North West Province, South Africa in August 2012   When white police opened fire on black demonstrators at Sharpeville in March 1960,…   Read more >

The looters continua as a toothless ANC continues to think and act like Stalin while running South Africa into the ground

Trevor Grundy | 13 August, 2022

      GUEST WRITER OF THE MONTH –  PAUL TREWHELA   IN HIS  mammoth new study, History of South Africa: 1902 to the Present, published by Penguin Random House…   Read more >

James Chikerema is finally made a National Hero – He ignited the spirit of nationalism in Rhodesia but fell foul of Robert Mugabe and his Zanu(PF) acolytes and sycophants in Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 9 August, 2022

James Chikerema after his High Court victory which allowed him to remain in  Parliament with his supporters after leaving the UANC in 1979, seen here with Stanley Chimombe Mushonga. (Picture:…   Read more >

Ndabaningi Sithole: Zimbabwe’s forgotten intellectual and leader

Trevor Grundy | 9 July, 2022

Jubilant supporters welcome Rev.Ndaabaningi Sithole back to the land of his birth in 1992 (Picture: Trevor Grundy)     Guest writer of the month Tinashe Mushakavanhu, University of Oxford (Reproduced…   Read more >

Winston Churchill: New book emphasises the dark side of Britain’s best-loved war-time leader

Trevor Grundy | 6 July, 2022

‘Winston Churchill – His Times, His Crimes’ by Tariq Ali (Verso, 419 pp. £25.00)   Trevor Grundy reviews a book that could open the eyes of a new generation of…   Read more >

John Thomson (1931-2022): New Zealand journalist who never stopped loving Tanzania

Trevor Grundy | 3 July, 2022

John Thomson, a dedicated journalist who loved Tanzania and who did his utmost to explain Julius Nyerere’s socialist socialist policies to the outside world (Picture courtesy of Meera Webster, John…   Read more >

Barbara Hall MBE (1923-2022): A woman of talent and courage who had a never-ending love for Zambia

Trevor Grundy | 23 April, 2022

Barbara Hall MBE, doyen in the world of crossword compilers and editor of a book that helped whites in Africa understand more about the people they lived alongside but who…   Read more >

Max Mosley remembered: His mother nicknamed him ‘The Determined One.’ We called him ‘Golden Balls’

Trevor Grundy | 10 April, 2022

Max Mosley in 1961 when he was a Union Movement election agent legally responsible for a pamphlet circulated in Manchester  that claimed ‘coloured’ people brought disease, crime and poverty with…   Read more >

Battle to provide crutches to a crippled Commonwealth hots-up as Jamaica announces its candidate for the post of Secretary-General

Trevor Grundy | 4 April, 2022

Jamaica’s Kamina Johnson-Smith –  A badly needed  ‘bridge builder’ with a high moral character   By Trevor Grundy   Jamaica, which has stated its determination to abandon its constitutional link…   Read more >