south-africa

South Africa

Lockdown 2.0

What exactly did South Africa’s government do with the time they gained through the two-month COVID-19 lockdown, except to brutalize its people?

Abolition across the Atlantic

Why are South Africans not in the streets against police brutality like Americans are? It has less to do with the internet or middle classes. South Africans are captured by punitive logics. Break that.

The class character of police violence

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?

It has no place

COVID-19 exposes the continued inability of most white South Africans to critically reflect on privilege or engage constructively about the handling of the pandemic.

Masks off

The revival of an elite technocratic rationality is starting to undo South Africa's lockdown, now in its second month.

How to steal a country

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.

Mandela and the Others

Dennis Goldberg’s passing and a new film presents an opportune moment to revisit The Rivonia Trial and consider the lessons of this trial and the lives of these defendants for contemporary South Africa.