Rethinking History

Don’t put my heritage over the coals

On the 24th of September, South Africans celebrate Heritage Day, when people across all racial and cultural groups are encouraged to celebrate their cultural...

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...

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...

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...

A change is going to come: on the right to peaceful...

A lot has been said recently about the right to protest and the right to assembly, but what irks me is how participants who...

It’s time African lawmakers ditched their colonial wigs

We love to talk decolonisation in Africa and yet somehow we managed to miss the fact that in several African countries, lawyers and judges...

Malema might have a point about South African Indian people

After Ecnomic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief Julius Malema made controversial comments about Indian people during the party's 4th anniversary celebrations in Durban on July 29,...

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...

Does Youth Day need to return to its political origins?

For government's official celebrations of Youth Day this year, President Jacob will address young people in Ventersdorp in the North West, on the subject...

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...

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...

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...

Remembering the SS Mendi and Shaka the Great at Time of...

The focus of Time of the Writer 2017 is on indigenous languages, the short story and the intersection of film and literature - and...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

#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...

A response to Mamdani: the fight to decolonise starts with the...

Auwais Rafudeen reflects on the importance of indigenous languages in the decolonial project, and the internalised Western ideologies that hold back the attempts to...

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...
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