Live TV broadcasts of political rallies, funerals and press conferences, may be more decisive than social media in shaping mass debate in South Africa.
This review of the film Noem My Skollie, first published in 2018, is reproduced here following the passing of screen writer John Fredericks in July 2019.
South African politics urgently needs an injection of electoral energy from the left, that speaks in a language that resonates with voters, rejects chauvinism and embraces democracy.
Today, Freedom Day in South Africa, is a good time to bring back this piece—first written in 2002—on the power of song to fuel political struggle.
Happy new year!
The Marikana mine killings in August 2012 showed that South Africa's problems are no longer specific to the apartheid legacy, but about more global issues of poverty and inequality.
Two of Africa's standout talents at Russia 2018--Moussa Wague and Francis Uzoho--were shaped by a football academy in Qatar. A new book tells that story.
We are exploring the culture and history of the World Cup for the next month while the tournament goes on.
Sergio Ramos' injury to Mohamed Salah in the 2018 UEFA Champion's League final set him up for a world of insults from Egyptian football fans.
Reporting on protests in poor communities where the mainstream media lacks, social media picks up the slack. This isn't always a good thing.
For months, we have been threatening to launch a new website. Well, now it's here!
The plot of Drake's music video for "God's Plan" is him giving him out money to the poor. What was he trying to say?