Despite being almost erased from history, Sithole’s ideas are still relevant today.
The role played by guerrilla radio in the liberation struggle will not be lost to history, thanks to books like this.
The ANC retains its determination to rule yet lacks the capacity to do so effectively. The only way out of the dilemma is its defeat in an election.
The legitimacy of SWAPO, the former liberation movement that has governed since 1990, has been eroded amid growing corruption and a deepening economic crisis.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.
The time is long past that Pretoria’s admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe’s leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother’s oral traditions in turn influenced him.
For the first time since independence, Namibia’s ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.