17 minutes read March 21, 2015 On #SharpevilleDay: Sisonke Msimang on the myth of the new South Africa In the past few weeks there has been much consternation about the de facto existence of the dompas in the Western Cape community of Worcester. The dreaded dompas was a….. Read More 1 minute read March 21, 2010 Sharpeville Now Today, March 21, is Human Rights Day in South Africa. It should be called Sharpeville Day instead. 50 years ago today white police attacked and killed 69 black protesters (they….. Read More 1 minute read June 17, 2015 Remembered Futures Yesterday South Africa celebrated Youth Day in commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, a massive student protest against the apartheid government which ended in the killing of hundreds and after….. Read More 2 minutes read May 29, 2015 When Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment In 1967, West Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment. In September of that year, socialist students tore down the monuments to colonial leaders Hans Dominik and Hermann von Wißmann that….. Read More 5 minutes read May 21, 2015 Liberating ourselves from our liberators Yes, April was the cruelest month in South Africa in recent history. In the mid weeks of the month, too many pictures stirred up bad memories. A black man in….. Read More 8 minutes read April 14, 2015 Non-Racialism as Post-Racialism in ‘Soft Vengeance,’ a documentary on Albie Sachs and the New South Africa One of the more memorable elements in Abby Ginzberg’s documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014) is an interview with Henri van der Westhuizen, a former….. Read More 10 minutes read February 2, 2015 Campusnotes No. 1–Listening to the Black Messiah This post, is the first in a new series for Africa Is A Country; Campus Notes. The series adapts research papers by undergraduate students and reformats them for readers of….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.