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The Coloureds

We sent 5 Questions to South African comic artists Nathan and Andre Trantraal. Born in the Western Cape, The Trantraal Brothers are known for their weekly cartoon in a local…..

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Playing Cricket While Black

Vernon Philander is a black South African cricket player. This week the media has found him guilty in a trial by speculation for playing cricket while black. Until 1991, and…..

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It’s been one year since Stuart Hall passed

My early university education at the then-very white University of Cape Town coincided with South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to democracy. Stuart Hall didn’t feature much, despite the fact, as…..

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Cape Town, Segregation, & Hip Hop

For a city that is largely thought of as the birthplace of South African hip hop, Cape Town could be further than it currently is in terms of the culture’s…..

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Remembering Differently

The Haitian scholar Michel-Rolph Trouillot opens his remarkable work “Silencing the Past” by pointing to the ambiguity of the word ‘history’. History is both ‘what happened’ and ‘that which has…..

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The Politics of Postapartheid Housing

At the heart of apartheid lay the fortification of South African cities as white spaces. Above all, this meant the prevention of non-whites from entering city centers by force if…..