This month, 27 years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Jeff caught up with his old professor of history from his varsity days, Jeff Peires, to ask why the younger generation is so dismissive of Madiba’s legacy. Take a listen!
Jeff Peires is the author of two books on Eastern Cape history and now a Professor of History at the University of Fort Hare. Among other important historical works, Professor Peires is the author of The House of Phalo and The Dead will Arise: Nongqawuse and the Great Cattle Killing of 1856-57, which won the Sunday Times Alan Paton award. He speaks fluent Xhosa.