The veteran liberation struggle activist brings gravitas to every position he occupies.
Non-racialism is one of the unexamined dogmas of the governing ANC, which has never fully understood how white racism functions.
The low levels of familiarity with key historical events indicate that there are serious shortcomings in the development of national collective memory in South Africa.
The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be ‘the state composer’ but remained political until the end, in service of the people.
His appearance on behalf of the families of mine workers shot by the police at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry was just one of his efforts to seek justice for the poor and marginalised.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
The Freedom Charter process was an imperfect but impressive attempt at capturing the will of the people and articulating an alternative vision to apartheid South Africa.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa’s governing party.
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.
South Africa has the world’s largest white minority living under black rule.Colour line tensions might remain a feature of the country’s political landscape.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can’t eat democracy.
Corporate interests undermine the British Council’s mission to build trust.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it’s not the answer to South Africa’s problems.
The South African Communist Party’s decision to compete in an election against its alliance partner the ANC is a watershed moment for them, with important implications for the country.
Factions within South Africa’s ANC nostalgically point to the example of Oliver Reginald Tambo whose seen as an exemplar of integrity, personifying an ideal leader who served the party selflessly.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
Recent events suggest that South Africa’s government may be resorting to short-term measures to pacify anger over lack of housing. But what’s needed is a major overhaul of the housing policy.
South Africa’s ANC and Namibia’s SWAPO, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Zuma and Geingob both facing challenges.
Amed Kathrada’s legacy can be used as an example for a good life. South Africans will miss his unwavering courage to speak out on matters of national interest.