Just ten nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind.
The writer Mphuthumi Ntabeni's new novel explores the deep history of colonialism and resistance in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
An examination of South African statistics reveal that the police are substantially more violent than those in the US or Canada.
Dennis Brutus described Arthur Nortje as “perhaps the best South African poet of our time.”
The ideal South African is not the citizen but the consumer, and this is impressed upon children immediately when some are sent to private schools.
What is one particular place when represented photographically?
South African singer Sibongile Khumalo (1957-2021) was a musical giant. She also launched her own label and advocated for women's rights.
The cruel and lonely COVID-19 death of the South African land and rural women’s activist, Siza Ngubane.
South Africa's history of indentured labor leaves behind a legacy of violence against women among the country's South Asian population.
Much of what passes for politics these days is actually just anti-politics: not a function of too much politicization, but a severe lack of it.
At another historical inflection point, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized white Americans’ delusions as the property of the West more broadly.
Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
An excerpt of an essay, titled “Nongoloza’s Ghost,” in Lapham’s Quarterly. It's published in partnership with Africa Is a Country.
As countries expand investment in decentralized renewable energy, its worth keeping an eye on who's profiting.
What was behind the assassinations in the 1980s of two key anti-apartheid figures: Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, and senior ANC official, Dulcie September?
After the fall of colonial rule, some whites fled from their African countries of residence and sought refuge in apartheid South Africa.
How Tupac Shakur endures for urbanized and alienated African youth.