In their debut EP, the Johannesburg-based experimental jazz group iPhupho L’ka Biko offer a message of hope, resilience and solidarity while drawing from South Africa’s black jazz heritage.
The impact of the Marikana massacre on South Africa’s student movement for free education, and an end to outsourcing, has been overlooked.
The first book collection dedicated to contemporary Black South African feminist perspectives has seen the light. One of the editors breaks down the content.
Since 1999, Nigeria's academics have gone on strike 15 times. Since February, they've been on strike again. This week on the AIAC Podcast, we unpack why.
Oupa Lehulere, revolutionary teacher and mentor, died on November 29. His approach to theoretical study and struggle was the same: there are no shortcuts.
#FeesMustFall was the most serious challenge to the post-apartheid political order, but didn’t connect to broader working-class struggles. Now, despite police brutality, students are beginning to make those linkages.
Africa Is a Country is proud to announce the official launch of the AIAC Talk livestream show.
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.
South African students have confronted us with a range of political, economic and intellectual questions to be answered – not merely posed a problem that needs to be managed.
We are in a new phase, one that is characterised by a rejection of compromise as a tactic for managing democratic intercourse.
The political theorist Achille Mbembe, from the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, describes South Africa
The struggle against the marginalization of students and the exploitation of workers at a historically black university in South Africa.
To equate the rage of South African student protestors with the official brutality of the state is the bedrock of conservatism.
Africa is a Radio show for October 2015. Sean and Elliot are on a break from
No victory was achieved for the #Feesmustfall campaign last Friday. Let’s be clear about that. No fees have
After the reawakening of South African student activism, what next? It is at the point of the rub between race, class and gender politics that the difficult questions present themselves.
"Shutting Down the Rainbow Nation" lets mostly women students, mostly from Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, articulate for themselves what is going on in this moment.
The fearlessness with which South African students confront their society's contradictions, suggests much more than fees may fall.
Demands for racial justice and concerns about economic inequality are coming together in a powerful call for change that cannot be ignored or easily dismissed.