Our annual publishing break coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. We are planning a public event on August 20th to reflect on its legacies.

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Marikana, 10 years on

August 16th, 2022 marks a decade since the "Marikana Massacre." Ahead of a one-day symposium on August 20th, streaming online and in person at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, we invited various authors to reflect on Marikana’s legacy.

Accountability—insofar as it ever existed within the South African Police Service—has been reduced to a merely theoretical concept. It is time this changed.

Culture

Divided by the word

Why languages, particularly black African languages, have become a battleground in postapartheid power and identity politics in South Africa.

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PODCAST

On this week’s AIAC podcast: After an upswing before the pandemic, the global climate justice movement currently looks stuck. What kind of climate politics can appeal to the majority of people?

Politics

Tricky coalitions

The challenge presented by Argentina: What is the best way to deal with global fiscal pressures in a local context of high expectations and public demands?

AMLO’s way

Mexico’s president has a mandate for radical change, but this change must be negotiated within a context of limits produced by the neoliberal period itself.

Academy

The doctor from District Six

The University of Edinburgh will award an honorary doctorate to Joe Schaffers, a working-class educator from Cape Town, South Africa. It will be a new benchmark for this tradition.