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Even though they were a product of apartheid's propaganda broadcasting machine, Zulu language radio dramas proved subversively powerful by reflecting communal black life and creating new stars.
Helen Zille’s return to the top echelons of the Democratic Alliance has been slammed as an attempt to make the party white again.
The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994.
A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, to which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining.
Mining companies and some heritage consultants don't understand the sacredness attached to ancestral remains, and the meaning of land in African communities.
The Berlin Wall symbolised the Cold War divide between the capitalist West and communist Soviet Union.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Participants strut their stuff at Miss Gay Western Cape.
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There were secretive, intimate spaces in South Africa during the 1950s that paved the way for modern drag pageants.
The springbok emblem was introduced under white rule in South Africa and by retaining it, it remains a burden for many South Africans who followed the Rugby World Cup.
England’s Owen Farrell in action during the Autumn International match at Twickenham Stadium, London, 2018.
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The historic sporting rivalry between England and South Africa has often been marred by political protests and controversy.
The book depicts how Onkgopotse Tiro’s time at Turfloop amounted to a revolutionising political script for generations to come.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women's safety and livelihoods.
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.
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
South African civil society and private citizens march in protest against xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
Xenophobia negates the spirit of pan-Africanism, especially its ideal that Africans share a mutual bond, regardless of their geographical location.
Firefighters outside a burning building after violence and looting against foreign nationals in Pretoria, South Africa in 2019.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
South Africans seem to be fascinated with the way in which spying is entwined in the country’s politics.
Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, right, with Dali Mpofu and Winnie Mandela in 1989.
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Colonialism and apartheid sought to make traditional leaders accountable to white officials by tying them to land.
Population data can be examined to make important decisions and plans.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
An electronic toll gantry on a Johannesburg highway.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg's highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
Harold Wolpe showed how poor rural areas subsidised low wages of migrant workers’ wages.
During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement…
Jonas Gwangwa in 2010.
The politics of Jonas Gwangwa's music have stayed constant over the years, and are also apparent in the eight albums he has released in South Africa since returning from 30 years of exile.
A protest in early 2018 in Madrid demanding justice for victims of Spain’s stolen baby scandal.
Why social work needs a global truth and reconciliation commission.
Inequality in South Africa derives from settler colonialism. The country is incredibly unequal.
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.