On the 50th anniversary of Walter Rodney’s Groundings with My Brothers, a small group of scholars on the impacts of Rodney on their intellectual development and political commitments.

Long live Ruth First

The great South African writer and activist, Ruth First, was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by the South African Security Police in Maputo, Mozambique on this day, 17 August, in 1982.

The Meanings of Marikana, 16 August 2012

No country for widows

The astonishing lengths to which the South African state went to demean and diminish Marikana miners, dead and living, and their loved ones.

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Before Fallism

The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That's not been the case since the mid-1970s.

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