A Xolobeni villager protesting against mine development.
Villagers from a community in South Africa’s Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962.
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The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon’s thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
The TRC’s first hearings in 1996. Left to right: Nomonde Calata, a TRC counsellor, and Nyameka Goniwe.
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Twenty years after the final report of South Africa’s Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain “unfinished business”.
Single parent and extended families are the dominant family forms in South Africa.
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa’s family policy with the realities of everyday life.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa faces the daunting task of fighting corruption and winning votes for his party.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
One of the new resolutions on land related to Namibia’s urban areas, like the capital city Windhoek.
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The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Kewpie at the site of a demolished building after the forced removals from District Six, Cape Town.
Despite South Africa’s progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
A London bus displays anti-apartheid message at the height of South Africa’s isolation.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
The Railway Depot furnace at Kaserne, Johannesburg in 1971. Banned and confiscated books and magazines were burnt weekly.
South Africa has a history of burning books. The ashes of burnt books tell of the barbarism to which a society can descend.
Pik Botha’s life’s work was dedicated to the protection and entrenchment of apartheid.
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The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Pik Botha played a central role in the intricate talks that eventually led to Namibia’s independence.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa’s occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Anti-Apartheid protest in the 1980s are mere snapshots of time in the long journey towards equality, paved by the sweat and blood of those in the African National Congress and beyond.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela’s achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
South Africa’s far right never had a big support base, even under apartheid.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Graeme Williams’s photograph he took in Thokoza township, near Johannesburg, in 1991. Police watch an ANC rally.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas’s political art.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 13th Cosatu conference.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa’s governing ANC.
Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits.
Shortcomings of Namibia’s land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
The myth of the empty sea is largely the product of European imperialisms and their map-making.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference in Ottawa in June 2018. A United Nations housing watchdog has criticized the Liberals over what it sees as their about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy.
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If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
Mangosutho Buthelezi in parliament.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.