Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
Both presidents are committed democrats operating in hostile environments. They are also committed to forging mutually beneficial ties.
Food insecurity is a social justice issue tied to social determinants of health. Historically marginalized people like 2SLGBTQ+ youth are at risk, and more likely to be food insecure during COVID-19.
Whether it is the war in Ukraine or other devastating news, people find it hard to sustain their attention. A scholar who studies crisis fatigue explains why that is so and what we can do.
Often overlooked in the immigration debate are the contributions of migrants, such as how they helped organize workers in the 1990s.
South Africa’s foreign policy is supposed to be guided by the principle of ubuntu (humanness), so a visit to an aggressor is hard to explain.
The lack of sexuality education, and common myths and misconceptions about the sexuality of people with intellectual disability can lead to caregivers being reluctant ‘jailers’.
Individual beliefs about the past and its relevance to the present strongly influenced awareness of the Marikana tragedy.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
In 2003, Rwanda adopted a policy of ethnic non-recognition. However, for 100 days in a year, it centres ethnicity in the country’s psyche.
Every South African who cares about the future of the country will agree with former president Mbeki that, to avert disaster, something must be done urgently about its deep socio-economic problems.
The country is still a very different political space. It’s a noisy democracy with a free media, lots of dissenting voices, and insulting the government doesn’t carry any overt sanction.
Dos Santos died as he had lived and governed: in silence. His silence, and what he accomplished with it, is his most enduring legacy.
Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Referenda may well have a place in the country’s democracy, but if the form of an electoral system can be referred to a referendum, why not capital punishment, abortion or LGBT rights?
It is important to embrace all the nation’s languages in a multilingual and multicultural society. This will ensure they are used, developed and mainstreamed.
The country has had five governments in 10 years. Every time a government collapses, the reform programme follows suit.
The median amount of cash bail is $10,000 – an immense sum for people living in poverty. Bail funds, unlike bail bondsmen, don’t charge high fees.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
Two radically inventive new works of Australian graphic nonfiction dig deep into 21st-century life. They balance critique with hopeful possibilities – of collective change and radical acceptance.