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New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by South Africans RG Snyman (right) and Frans Malherbe during a Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
African diasporans visit forts and castles in Ghana as the material embodiment of death, violence and subjugation during the slave trade. Supplied

Ghana’s Year of Return 2019: traveler, tourist or pilgrim?

For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges. EPA-EFE/Phil Magakoe

How Pentecostalism explains Jacob Zuma’s defiance and lack of shame

Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.