South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarized urban policing and how we imagine the post-COVID city.
Growing xenophobic nationalism in South Africa is a danger to African people across the continent.
The drummer Gilbert Matthews was a visionary of South African jazz. The silences on his passing from official quarters are discordant.
The anti-Black Lives Matter backlash in South Africa highlights the growing ideological convergence between the far right and conservatives.
The viral sensation “Jerusalema” and its dance challenge reveals a deeper longing and desire to re-imagine the world.
The legend of Nelson Mandela was built years before his lengthy jail sentence catapulted him to global fame.
The anniversary of Marikana just passed us. Media coverage of the massacre is an important part of its legacy.
White South Africans have never really had to look in the proverbial mirror and reflect on where they come from, and how their histories have shaped their current realities, which inform their sense of belonging, shame, and entitlement.
When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.
We need to reimagine our conceptions of feminist justice in South Africa: Putting people in cages is not liberation.
Some churches in South Africa have become embroiled with criminal economies.
Bill Freund was a Marxist historian in method, attentive to political economy and to the material underpinnings of power, while retaining a critical distance to Marxism.
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.