On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
Akufo-Addo's intervention marks a continuing move by African political leaders to use football to advance or affirm political situations.
If the Semenya ruling by the Court for Arbitration in Sport remains unchallenged, this way of thinking and behaving might filter into the International Olympic Committee
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
The major issue is why this kind of research was being produced 25 years after the end of apartheid.
The power to select, name and decide the meaning of these items makes Europeans the authors of African history.
The EFF's militarised aesthetic is more than a sideshow. It forms a key part of its spectacle-oriented brand of politics.
The political economy of music distribution goes unchecked. Despite increased digital revenues, also across Africa, music markets remain characterised by bottlenecks between musicians and audiences.
South African lawyer Bram Fischer has been idealised in a post-1994 context. He was raised in a position of privilege, but he used it to defy the injustice of the society that raised him.
Individual relationships between China and particular African countries differ a great deal.
Speculative writers flesh out our passing thoughts into complete, functioning societies and explore how they might unfold.
A new donation of artists' books to a South African art gallery constitutes one of the largest exhibitions of artists' books held globally.
Fifty years after the founding of South African Students' Organisation this anti-apartheid movement remains a model for student activists.
Songs provided motivation and guidance to protesters in Sudan during their uprising against Omar al-Bashir.
Rock artist Nick Cave finds poetry in the darkness - his song "Jubilee Street" is an example.
Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country's cyber fraudsters.