The historian of South Africa on books she is reading for a new project on women and anti-apartheid activities in 1950s rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Historians have surprisingly said little about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, before or since her April 2018 passing.
South African public life is rife with revisionism, often opportunistic. Take the case of Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
The selective memory of ‘Plot for Peace,’ documentary film about South Africa’s transition.
The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has a bit of a reputation as a “sleepy hollow.” But it was a crucial node in the struggle against apartheid.
Research and investigative journalism have begun to identify the agents of Apartheid South Africa’s violent history.
The film “Zulu” – starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom – are getting lukewarm reviews. Is the novel, it’s based on, any good?
The legacies of Apartheid’s death squads and the South African Truth and Reconcilation Commission.
Most media reports of “political murders” in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa don’t situate them in their larger historical context.