13 minutes read May 1, 2014 20 Years of Freedom: Zackie Achmat on South Africa’s 5th democratic elections Throughout the 2000s, Zackie Achmat led what was probably the most recognizable multi-class, mass social movement in South Africa, outside of the wide support enjoyed by the ANC or its….. Read More 2 minutes read December 6, 2013 Madiba: I remember I remember not knowing what you looked like; at sunrise seeing the regime’s footmen erase your name from walls before the paint had dried. I remember, as a child, sitting….. Read More 6 minutes read April 21, 2013 Weekend Special, N°1001 1. The gray lady will sing. The New York Times has now featured two West African marriages in its Sunday “Vows” section in a matter of weeks. The first is….. Read More 1 minute read March 22, 2011 This is not about Jacob Zuma's sex life On Monday tens of thousands of young South Africans marched in Cape Town, South Africa, to demand access to a quality education; that is for “… stocked libraries, running water,….. Read More 1 minute read January 30, 2011 Fela In The Low Countries The “Fela! The Musical” craze hasn’t reached the Low Countries (yet), but that doesn’t stop Dutch ZAM Magazine from including in its latest issue some old, but previously unpublished pictures,….. Read More 1 minute read April 28, 2010 Zackie Achmat Lecture @ CUNY The Social Justice, Gender and Health Reading Group, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and The Center for the Humanities present: Remembering E.H. Carr and the Case for a….. Read More 1 minute read March 21, 2010 No More Bantu Education Some of you probably heard about Equal Education, a new South African mass movement to campaign for and end to education disparities inherited from Apartheid and neglected by the democratic….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.