Rethinking History

Germany And South Africa: Humanity’s Tenuous Relationship With Progress

As genocide and concentration camps have entered our lives through what is happening to the Rohingya people and the internment of immigrant children in...

Celebrating Mam’ Albertina Sisulu In The Hundredth Year Of Her Birth

Chanting “Wathint` abafazi, Strijdom! Wathint` imbokodo uzo kufa!” outside the Union Buildings 62 years ago, it was Albertina Sisulu and other women anti-apartheid activists...

The Colonial History Of Tea

In most households around the world, tea is a staple part of people’s diet. It is the first thing you drink when you wake...

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane Tells The Story Of Black People In District Six

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane’s book Sala Kahle District Six was first published in 1998. For the 20th anniversary of the book, publishing house Kwela Books have...

Professor Adekeye Adebajo: “The ANC’s Liberation Was Based On Solidarity With...

On the 100th year since Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Daily Vox is interrogating his pan-Africanist legacy. The Daily Vox spoke to the Director for...

Mandela’s Pan-Africanism: In His Own Words

On 12 January 1962, seven months before his infamous life sentence that banished him to Robben Island, Nelson Mandela gave a speech at the...

5 Women Who Fought Racists And Patriarchs For Our Freedom

The liberation struggle is saturated with images of men who fought against the apartheid state for our political freedom, to the exclusion of women....

Max Du Preez: On Fighting Against Apartheid As Media

From the late 70s to the early 90s, South Africa saw some truly turbulent times. Journalist and social commentator Max Du Preez was at...

Nelson Mandela and Women

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is etched into history as an icon and is lauded all over the world for his work in the struggle against...

Mam’ Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Legacy Is Still A Site Of Struggle

South Africa, is a country that is inhibited by ghosts trying to find their homes and it is a country that knows no justice....

MSF Field Worker Remembers The Rwandan Genocide: “The Hate That Came...

This year marks 24 years since the Rwandan genocide. More than a million people were killed during the 100 days of violence. The Rwandan...

Winnie Mandela: The Woman Who Fought For Our Freedom

The nation mourns the death of the prolific revolutionary and struggle icon Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday, 2 April at the age...

The Place Of Sara Baartman At UCT

The label “Hottentot Venus” continues to haunt our memory of Sara Baartman. This moniker, used in Jean Reaux’s posters to advertise the exhibit of...

Separating Fact From Fiction: The History of the Establishment of Israel

The establishment of the state of Israel was never recognised by the UN Security Council, which is the only body with the authority to...

Jaki Seroke, PAC Stalwart: “The Struggle Can Only Be Led By...

“In my view Sobukwe would have changed South Africa a little bit better than what it is now,” PAC stalwart Jaki Seroke said in...

How Art Is A Tool For Social Justice

When we consider ways to initiate social change we frequently favour legislative changes and enactments. We think of political activism and agitation as mechanisms...

Maytha Alhassen And Natalia Molebatsi On Afro-Palestinian Solidarity

“We have to speak about our solidarity with the people of Palestine. It is urgent and it is important,” South African poet and writer...

“In The Infrastructure And The Law, There Is Apartheid Towards The...

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the declaration of the state of Israel and the horrendous acts it committed to cement its territorial...

Land: Why So Afraid Of A Debate?

If there ever was any doubt that different South Africans mean completely different things when they speak about the land, the debate sparked in...

Student Leaders On How Robert Sobukwe Influenced Fees Must Fall

The 27th of February marks 40 years since the death of Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. He was originally a part...
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