Rethinking History

History Comes Alive At These Jozi Museums

There’s no doubt that Johannesburg is a happening city. It started way back when gold was discovered here in the 1880s and...

We Are Here Because You Were There

COMMENT  I really did not want my essay for a writing contest to be about colonialism in 2019. But...

Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its...

COMMENT When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a...

How Fordsburg Has Evolved From The Gold Rush To Now

PART I Growing up as Indian South African, Fordsburg was the place to buy halaal meats, spices, jewellery and...

Sarafina: Telling The Story Of The Soweto Uprisings In Theatre

Sarafina! is a part of South African tradition. The hit musical which was later turned into a movie features students involved in...

Born Frees and Nelson Mandela: The Kids Don’t Understand Their Father

COMMENT The Born Free Generation is 25 years old. I will be 25 in September. We were the ones...

9 Poems That Reveal Nelson Mandela’s Impact

A fallen icon can never truly die. They are memorialised in the work of artists, the pens of history, and the lips...

Mandela Day: ‘There Is No Perfect Leader’

The Durban-based, youth-led, non governmental organisation, Door to Door Foundation will be spending its 67 minutes renovating a local school in Magabheni...

What Mandela Day Means To Born-Frees

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, where South Africans and all people come together to celebrate the life of the first...

Harris Dousemetzis On Telling The TRUE Story Of “The Man Who...

“The Man Who Killed Apartheid” is a book aiming to contribute to “a post-colonial intellectual history of South Africa.” It is book...

Violence In The Service Of Power: ANC Attacks On Azapo And...

BOOK EXTRACT “The ANC’s (African National Congress) violent intolerance of the Black Consciousness (BC) movement found its grimmest expression...

The Singing In Parliament Brought Tears To Our Eyes

Song and dance is intrinsically linked to South African heritage and culture. It could be no more evident than in parliament on...

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

BOOK EXTRACT Slavery, 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...
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