The legend of Nelson Mandela was built years before his lengthy jail sentence catapulted him to global fame.
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.
Nelson Mandela's life teaches us that being quarantined is not the end of politics, but for the regeneration of politics.
A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible.
Some of the mythologies about Nelson Mandela don't line up with actual histories.
The Mandelas and Africa's place in African American politics and popular culture.
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.
Why did the CIA want to silence Mandela? And what does this tell us about his political legacy?
The elite compromise of the early 1990s emphatically excluded the possibility of a comprehensive redistribution policy.
Winnie was everything Africans - and African women in particular - were not supposed to be.
On this day two years ago, Nelson Mandela passed. Madiba and his legacy has been covered widely
When it comes to Africa, as Wole Soyinka recently wrote in his book "Of Africa," the West is constantly careening between hope and despair, Rwanda and Mandela
Since 2010, July 18 has been `celebrated’ as Mandela Day. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela aka Madiba was
We’ve just passed that time of year when the Charitable Industrial Complex puts on its Sunday best
Finding ways to deconstruct the legacy from reality when it comes to South Africa's democratic president, Nelson Mandela.
Public art, the vandalism of Nelson Mandela’s legacy for commerce and the spoiling of public space in Cape Town.
Earlier this week Sepp Blatter, defending FIFA’s decision to not rescind its decision to award Russia
Her nudity wakes us up, either in protest or solidarity to the fact that everything is not okay in South Africa.
In neoliberal global capitalism, anything can be monetized, even the criminal exploits of a marginal schizophrenic.
Where does this leave the majority of largely poor, black and unskilled people affected by the competing interests of powerful groups?