Anyone who lives in fear of getting sick exists in a state of unfreedom.
Scholars Archie Mafeje and Cedric Robinson challenged Eurocentrism. Their ideas are becoming more widely known. They’re the focus of AIAC Talk this week.
#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.
The ideal South African is not the citizen but the consumer, and this is impressed upon children immediately when some are sent to private schools.
Much of what passes for politics these days is actually just anti-politics: not a function of too much politicization, but a severe lack of it.