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The Spear of the People

In September this year, Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo would have turned 65 years old. But on February 25, 1991, an apartheid hit squad murdered the traditional leader and Contralesa president as…..

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This is democracy

In Durban, South Africa, “shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes … [in order to allow the construction of a road] ……..

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Perspective on 2011 SA Local Elections

If you’re tired of the nonsense published in The New York Times or on the BBC website about yesterday’s local elections in South Africa or can’t bear the spin that…..

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Bhekumuzi Luthuli

The maskandi musician Bhekumuzi Luthuli passed away Wednesday after a long illness. He was only 48. Maskandi music is associated with the rural parts of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. It is…..

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Photographer Cedric Nunn Speaks at NYU

“25 Years of Witnessing Social Change in South Africa.” Cedric Nunn, South African photographer in conversation with Peter Lucas from the Tisch School of Photography and Imaging will speak about…..

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Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city,…..

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“The wedding of Deborah Eksteen and Noel Norris, Mangete, KwaZulu-Natal, 2001” from the series “Blood Relatives” by Cedric Nunn, South African photographer.