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.
Any deviation from economic orthodoxy in South Africa is made coterminous with the most extreme cases, like Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
The UN and South Africa's Statistics Service are exaggerating immigrant numbers and playing with people's lives in South Africa.
In a world of fake news, shallow analysis and torrid pontificating, combining empirical evidence with emotive expression, is what give Roy's essays legs.
Many will read Sisonke Msimang's new memoir for its musings on exile and home, but it is also a political telling of the complicated South African transition.
When black students at an elite school in South Africa's capital protested over how teachers treated them over their hair, everyone noticed. It's not the same in township schools.
Why did the CIA want to silence Mandela? And what does this tell us about his political legacy?
How can Cosatu remain relevant in the face of declining membership and a failing formal economy?
Obama's speech in South Africa, marking the late Mandela's 100th birthday, is more liberal white washing of radical social movements of the past.
Given her status in 20th century South African history, historians have surprisingly said little about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, before or since her April 2018 passing.
South Africa's white nationalists are finally in the spotlight, thanks to Donald Trump. Nobody likes what they see.
Trump's tweet repeating white nationalist propaganda about land reform in South Africa shows that white supremacy has consistently relied on an international receptivity and interdependence.
All political parties in South Africa try to mobilize voters based on their and voters' xenophobia and they're outdoing each other with an election scheduled for 2019.