Over the course of the past few years, over 172 interviews have been recorded, including former heads of state and government, foreign ministers and other key figures who have spoken freely of the difficult decisions they were called upon to make, the criteria by which their decisions were taken, and their personal fears and hopes for the liberation of South(ern) Africa.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

When Winnie Madikizela married Nelson Mandela her own heritage as a Pondo woman became secondary to that of being a wife to Mandela. Subsequently, Madikizela continuously fought to maintain that her identity not be subjugated behind her husband’s shadow.

Helen Suzman

Long-time MP and from 1961 to 1974 the sole parliamentary representative of the Progressive Party.

For several years she was the only political leader allowed to visit Robben Island.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Former General Secretary of the SACC, Archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Olesegun Obasanjo

Retired army general and former President of Nigeria who was co-Chairman of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group on South Africa.

Dr Henry Kissinger

Former American Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford.

Kenneth Kaunda

Zambian politician who served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule and made Zambia home for many African liberation groups, including the ANC.

His is cherished for his relentless and anti-racist commitment to free the African continent.

Thabo Mbeki

Former President of the ANC and of South Africa “There was somebody who was sent to assassinate me in Lusaka. They got arrested, so it was a matter that we lived with wherever we were…”