In 1987, a band led by a group of South African Jewish brothers released a song against apartheid repression. Today, its lyrics speak to conditions in Palestine as well.
It is often imagined that world opinion was always united in its opposition to apartheid in South Africa—it wasn’t. Today, global indifference to Palestine is changing too.
Africa’s largest arms trader is trying to obscure its ties with apartheid Israel, and its connections to other autocratic regimes.
Although the South African government is one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause, its actions tell a different story.
Something’s different about the reaction to South Africa’s victory at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, its fourth title.
What does the history of South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, tell us about the apartheid and post-apartheid state?
South Africans have to demand an academic boycott of Israel, in the same way much of the Global South boycotted apartheid South Africa’s universities.
In South Africa, white climate groups are detached from broader struggles for economic justice and equality.
Gladys Nzimande-Tsolo, who died on 27 September 2023, was a South African freedom fighter. Why has she been forgotten?
How 'Dawn' magazine illustrates the significant role women played in South Africa’s armed struggle against apartheid.
AirBnb is making the idea of a liveable, walkable city unattainable, while deepening inequality and decimating local industries.
In the context of climate apartheid, a new scramble for resources, and debt crises, the Global South must find another way to be human.
Although visibility is important, contemporary queer African literature reveals how easily representation privileges narratives of the resourceful and upwardly mobile.
The predatory tech giant is at the center of a heritage site land grab, pitting indigenous and environmental activists against city authorities.
In response to the Johannesburg fire disaster, the South African government has announced a ‘politically free’ commission of inquiry. But there is no such thing.
In her new biography of South African writer Lauretta Ngcobo, Barbara Boswell shows how the publishing industry historically excluded Black women, and how they wrote in spite of that.
That South African political parties across the spectrum were quick to venerate the politician and Zulu prince Mangosutho Buthelezi, who died last week, demonstrates that the country is still attached to Bantustan ideology.
By questioning black masculinity in post-apartheid South Africa, Thando Mgqolozana became one of the most impactful writers of his time. But then he got accused of the same thing he opposed.
The city of Gqeberha in South Africa is an example of how water is increasingly becoming a commodified resource, benefiting the powerful and depriving everyone else.
Asher Gamedze on his new single ‘Wynter Time,' and the struggle of oppressed peoples against dispossession, exploitation and alienation.