South Africa

South Africa: Confronting racism and class conflict

We cannot have a conversation about rethinking political consciousness in South Africa without addressing the race and class parity...

South Africa: The case for a new political consciousness

By Andile Zulu Last week the true nature of South Africa’s post-apartheid order was unveiled. Not through a righteous...

South Africa Unrest: Counting the costs

As calm is slowly returning to the streets of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces of South Africa, businesses and citizens...

South Africa Unrest: Why Zimbabwe is catching a cold

By Margaret Chinowaita From the time a baby is born in Zimbabwe, most of the goods they will consume...

On Zille’s #StayWoke: Go Broke

Helen Zille’s new book, #StayWoke: Go Broke aims to tell us why “South Africa won’t survive America’s Culture Wars”....

Media integrity in covering South Africa’s lockdown protests

Nobody will be surprised to read that journalism leans toward sensationalism in terms of topics chosen for coverage, how...

South African alcohol bans under Covid-19 lockdown

Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa’s President) reinstated a ban on the sale of alcohol at both restaurants and retail outlets...

Storming the Capitol – Trump’s exit won’t fix much

The scenes from Washington on Wednesday (6th January 2020), where the process confirming Biden’s status as President-Elect was disrupted...

“Classical Liberalism” and South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations

Liberalism has always meant different things to different people. I tried to describe what its fundamental principles are, for...

The metamorphosis of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

I realise that most people are focusing on today’s election in the United States (the lizards will win, no...

Helen Zille, farm-killing protests, and the limits of authority

Many, many years ago, I wrote something about how Barry Ronge was talking nonsense when he said that we...

Crisis In Zimbabwe: Are These Mnangagwa’s Last Days In Office?

The removal of Robert Mugabe from power in November 2017 signalled hope from a majority of Zimbabweans, who for...

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