The inadequacy of charity in tackling the legacies of apartheid and colonialism.
All that French marketing schtick aside about "the white Zulu," Johnny Clegg was a real one.
What happens when ike's, a legendary bookstore in Durban, South Africa, creates a literary festival? For one, synergy.
One of South Africa's most important universities, the University of Cape Town, recently released a curriculum change framework in response to protests. This is a critique by two alum.
Technological change is not simply a neutral and inevitable process—it is shaped and driven by existing social relations.
A long awaited recognition comes for the two American founders of social work in South Africa.
A veteran African National Congress stalwart and member of parliament speaks to Africa Is a Country about the party, South Africa's Parliament and the dearth of left politics in South Africa.
We need to understand how climate change impacts the current and future flow of refugees and displaced persons, and ask why the protection needs of climate refugees are not being met.
The charge that Mohandas Gandhi was a racist is doing the rounds again. His stay in colonial South Africa fuels those claims.
South African politics urgently needs an injection of electoral energy from the left, that speaks in a language that resonates with voters, rejects chauvinism and embraces democracy.
Are postapartheid norms against open homophobia in party politics eroding in South Africa?
Are the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of Julius Malema primed for the greatest gains in South Africa’s May 8th national and provincial elections?
There is a lively, angry, often chaotic debate about the role and place of the father of the South African nation.
Today, Freedom Day in South Africa, is a good time to bring back this piece—first written in 2002—on the power of song to fuel political struggle.
Poor reading scores among South African children highlights the need for decolonization in book publishing, teaching and policy implementation.
Media coverage of rhino poaching in Southern Africa not only fails to address white control over conservation, but also reinforces it.
Rapper YoungstaCPT's headspace is shaped by Cape Town’s history.
If in India there has been an investment in myth of Mohandas Gandhi as a non-racial icon, in South Africa Gandhi also has his defenders.
The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That's not been the case since the mid-1970s.
The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa's youth. They need an education on class politics.