Rethinking History

Hlumelo Biko: “ I Have Reimagined The Africa I Want To...

BOOK EXTRACTSlavery, colonialism, imperialism, and apartheid have fundamentally unbalanced the values and self-concept of Africans. There must be...

The Forgotten Women Series Uncovers The Untold Histories Of Women

World history remembers certain people better than others. Our records are dominated by white men from the West who supposedly led, conquered, and created...

In Conversation With Fatimah Asghar

Muslim, American, Pakistani-Kashmiri, poet, writer - in her debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar reflects on navigating those identities through questions of race, history, sexuality,...

Bantu Is A Powerful Reflection On Steve Biko’s Legacy

We are all familiar with the figure Stephen Bantu Biko or Steve Biko, but are we familiar with his ideas, his writings and his...

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...
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