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It used to be that the ANC was set up much more like the Zion Christian Church (ZCC), the biggest, the largest and the strongest African initiated church in world, that has its headquarters in South...
Author: Chris Kanyane
In 1979 the African National Congress launched an attempt to receive international recognition as the “sole legitimate representative of the people of South Africa.”  It was a title...
Author: Martin Plaut
Action Kommandant is a story about a young activist from the dusty and drug ridden streets of Bonteheuwel. Directed by Nadine Cloete under Ma'engere Film Productions, it documents the life...
Author: Kabelo Kemp
Global Studies Programme It was Shakespeare’s puzzling take on colonialism that Cesaire and many others decided to re-interpret and re-interpret. But for the Insurrections ensemble, Prosperus...
Author: Marcus Grossman
The origins of Enoch Sontonga and the song he wrote, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika are humble and rather obscure. Enoch Sontonga, from the Mpinga clan, of the Xhosa nation, was born in the Eastern Cape...
Peter Clarke exudes a quiet confidence of a man who is comfortable with himself, but navigates the world around him with a probing mind.  His use of words is so beautiful and melodic, that I...
Author: Joline Young
Wilbur Smith, that great chronicler of the White Man's Burden in Africa, was arguably at his finest in his 1972 novel, The Sunbird. In it, he narrates the allegory of Great Zimbabwe as his...
Author: Panashe Chigumadzi
“They have taught us through their orations the undesirability of a social system based on capitalism, that is inqubo yogimhelakwesabo, that is stuffing one’s own ‘stomach...
Author: Linda Cooper
Racism in Isolation South Africa has for decades been the only country in the world which has codified the doctrine of racial superiority into a statutory system and established it as the basis of...
Certain historians have erroneously asserted the the Great Trek was motivated over the issue of the abolition of slavery but the fact of the matter is that historians have noted that most of the...
Author: Ron
Our struggle has entered a phase which marks the final days of the apartheid system of colonial and racist domination. The extraordinary challenge represented by the mass offensive which has gripped...
The contacts between black South Africans and the African American community in the United States played an important part in the development of the South African intelligentia. They found in...
Author: Martin Plaut
Luthuli told the Natal ANC in 1949: We cannot say that Africans are accepting fast enough the gospel of service and sacrifice for the general and larger good without expecting personal and at that...
Author: Raymond Suttner
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 15— The South African Army reported tonight that six people were killed and five people seriously wounded when a light truck set off a land mine close to the border with...
Author: Sheila Rule
Botha`s British Allies When the Pretoria regime imposed new restrictions on the press a week ago, it was in the hope that by pushing the ugly reality of apartheid violence out of sight, the issue of...
In an exploration of the attitudes taken by different cultures in different historical periods with regard to the cultural phenomenon of hybridity, I came across an interesting chiasm within the...
Jacob van der Heiden, a political prisoner, spent part of his confinement in April-May 1706 in a dungeon in the Castle in Cape Town, which he shared with Ari van Bengalen, described as a "jail-...

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