When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.
Three activists from the Assembly of the Unemployed talk to us about the challenges facing working-class communities in South Africa.
As the South African ruling class wages a protracted war against the poor and working class, it grows comfortable with the idea that people have more or less accepted the status quo.
Police violence and the murder of black people in the United States have provoked outrage and protest around the world, including on the continent. But, why is there so little outrage over police violence in African countries?
The revival of an elite technocratic rationality is starting to undo South Africa’s lockdown, now in its second month.
Rehad Desai’s film celebrates the investigative journalists who expose the corruption of Zuma’s regime in South Africa, comes with a depressing note: To date, no one has gone to jail.
In South Africa, social distancing to bring down COVID-19 infections takes a decidedly local shape. In a racialized society, it manifests primarily as white melancholia and black Afro-pessimism.
The coronavirus pandemic places moral, economic, and political questions before us. Only two answers remain: socialism or barbarism.
In South Africa, the political class use foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. But immigrants are part of the excluded.
Staff writer Will Shoki sits down with Ugandan-born rapper and housing advocate Zohran Mamdani about his bid to represent Queens in the New York State Assembly.
The question is not how, or where, or when neoliberalism will end, but if it will, and what the left will do about it. The case of South Africa is instructive.
A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible.
South Africa introduces a new law which allows traditional leaders along with third parties to decide for communities, without their consent.
Technological change is not simply a neutral and inevitable process—it is shaped and driven by existing social relations.
Combating Zionism requires a vision that pays no credence to ethno-nationalism. As the world reconsiders the one-state solution, South Africa should lead the way.
The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa’s youth. They need an education on class politics.
Economies are broken everywhere, but while the rest of the world considers the radical, South Africa resigns itself to the rational.