On the other side of the pandemic, we must strengthen and build strong working-class movements to challenge imperialism and neocolonialism.
When considering Herman Mashaba’s new political plans, the South African public must reckon with the former mayor of Johannesburg's actual record.
Three activists from the Assembly of the Unemployed talk to us about the challenges facing working-class communities in South Africa.
How do we deal with the unfinished business of the past? Cape Town has a surprisingly poetic answer.
COVID-19 re-affirmed journalism is a public good, yet as newsrooms collapse, journalism is in danger.
Drummer Asher Gamedze’s new album is a groundbreaking body of work in the musical trajectory of South African jazz.
What does it mean when a community takes justice into its own hands? Revisiting the case of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) in Cape Town.
How race came to function as fuel to an exploitative economic system. Take the case of South Africa.
What continuities can be drawn from the murder of Ahmed Timol in apartheid Johannesburg to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis?
Ashley Kriel, murdered on 9 July 1987, embodied a kind of politics that people feel are missing from South African politics today: tireless commitment and sacrifice.
As the South African ruling class wages a protracted war against the poor and working class, it grows comfortable with the idea that people have more or less accepted the status quo.
The Nigerian scholar and poet, Harry Garuba, who died in February 2020, was a key figure in African Studies and teaching literature in South Africa.
Livermon’s new book explores how South African kwaito artists, Lebo Mathosa and Mandoza, pushed against the boundaries of gender and performance in their music.
The politics of local resistance in urban South Africa: Evidence from three informal settlements.
The painter Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi speaks to Drew Thompson about the evolution of her practice and how she locates herself in contemporary African art.
Police violence, racism and the connections between Minneapolis in the United States and Cape Town, South Africa.
Media scholar Cara Moyer-Duncan wrote a book about postapartheid South Africa. Here she gives her book picks for our #ReadingList series.
What exactly did South Africa’s government do with the time they gained through the two-month COVID-19 lockdown, except to brutalize its people?
Why are South Africans not in the streets against police brutality like Americans are? It has less to do with the internet or middle classes. South Africans are captured by punitive logics. Break that.
What happened to the once universally accepted idea of healthcare for all?