Sunshine Cinema is repurposing a tool of 20th century European colonial and neocolonial capitalist domination.
The legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission twenty-one years later.
The moral drama of the Israeli occupation plays out at a South African school.
Economies are broken everywhere, but while the rest of the world considers the radical, South Africa resigns itself to the rational.
A radical feature on South Africa's literary calendar, Abantu celebrates black intellectual labor, and resists the tropes that marginalizes it.
A documentary film about a black filmmaker and her struggles to make a film about Marike de Klerk.
Stand-up comedy, especially black stand-up, and the political in South Africa.
Apartheid propaganda, white media and Afrikaner nationalists painted Verwoerd's killer as crazy, but Dimitri Tsafendas was a committed political activist.
The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?
Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.
Constant attention to segregation in formerly white South African schools limits our understanding of how race works in the school system.
Albert Luthuli was ANC President when South Africa's biggest liberation movement turned to armed struggle. He's been the subject of much conjecture. What did he actually think about political violence?
Land reform in South Africa has to not only tackle racial inequalities of ownership, but also the power of chiefs and the Zulu royal family.
The seamless continuity in industrial levels of imprisonment employed by the colonial and the modern South African state.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa's elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing—December, 5th 2013—reflecting on Africa's place in African American politics and popular culture.
Patricia De Lille, one of South Africa's most popular post-apartheid politicians, claims she tried to redress spatial apartheid in Cape Town, but the legacy of her seven year run as mayor is one of violent forced removals and a refusal to upgrade informal settlements.
Mbembe’s 'Critique of Black Reason' is useful for our analysis of the postcolonial present.
The major problem with the term "decolonization" is its status as empty signifier, argues South African psychologist Wahbie Long.
Media studies scholar Sharon Sliwinski asks whether dreaming can be recast as a vital form of resistance to political violence. A review of her book.