Rethinking History

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 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...

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...

“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...

Cyril Ramaphosa Should Listen To Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

As Ramaphosa navigates the racial, social, and economic traps that South Africa finds itself in after the disaster of the Zuma years,...

5 Things You Never Knew About Black Revolutionary Robert Sobukwe

Forty years ago on this day, February 27, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe passed away. Sobukwe was a prominent South African political dissident who...

Here’s How Sign Language Will Become an NSC Exam

During his inaugural state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the first National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination on South African Sign...

Young People On Mandela: He Could Have Done More For Us

The African National Congress (ANC) launched its Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations on Sunday, 11 February. The purpose of this celebration is to commemorate the...

Wakanda Felt Like Home

The Hollywood imagination has a troublesome relationship with Africa, perhaps best embodied by Leonardo di Caprio’s jaded Rhodesian character Danny Archer in the 2006...

#BlackMonday and nostalgia for” “those days”

For many people, the brandishing of the apartheid flag at the #BlackMonday protests was unsurprising: it was part of the violence enacted daily on...

The President’s Keepers and apartheid-era silencing tactics

Following the publication of Jacques Pauw’s The President’s Keepers, the State Security Agency (SSA) sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publishers of the book...

Steve Biko’s letter and the sale of SA’s heritage to the...

On 28 October, one of Europe's leading autograph and manuscript auction houses will be selling a piece of South African heritage that should be...

Love, hope and life lessons in Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s memoir, Always Another Country, is finally here and what a treat it is. Always Another Country contextualises the struggles of Msimang’s freedom...
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