History's heroes getting recognition they deserve

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South African storyteller Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana believes that retelling our stories is one way of ensuring we cover our history holistically.

South African storyteller Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana believes that retelling our stories is one way of ensuring we cover our history holistically.

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South African storyteller Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana believes that retelling our stories is one way of ensuring we cover our history holistically.

South African storyteller Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana believes that retelling our stories is one way of ensuring we cover our history holistically.

JOHANNESBURG - The role black Africans and women played in the shaping of South Africa's history is increasingly getting due recognition.

The South African War fought mainly between the Boers and British over a century ago, is often characterised as a white man’s war.

Historians are now unlocking untold stories to change what we thought we knew.

Vincent Carruthers is an expert of the Magaliesberg area, which played host to several major battles during the South African War.

It’s a brutal part of our history. One which has for too long been one-sided.

- Watch the full video report by Michael Appel in the gallery above.