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How Rhodes Must Fall amplified calls to decolonize
speaks to activists who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall push to decolonize universities and challenge white supremacy.
Spotlight: Roger Ballen’s world of contrasts
talks humanity, power and expression with Johannesburg-based artist Roger Ballen.
Saving the Wild Coast from Big Oil
reports from South Africa on the community fighting to stop Shell from exploration along its wildlife-rich shores.
Zuma is still clinging to power, citizens are paying the price
South Africa’s recent uprisings have revealed how much of a tinderbox the country is, argues
Citizens’ groups are resisting gentrification, evictions and housing inequality in urban South Africa in a variety of creative ways.
report from Cape Town.
Ways of belonging
Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace,
feels the tug of home.
Race and the city
reflects on why no-nonsense Johannesburg is the place that suits her best.
Letter from Johannesburg
moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.
Photo essay: South Africa’s born-frees
This year, South Africa marks 25 years since its first democratic elections. Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs the young South Africans who have known only life in the post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.
The scandal that was Zuma’s downfall
How corruption in South Africa continues to cost taxpayers billions of rand, by
Over the rainbow: South Africa’s young radicals
South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation has come of age. And they’re not happy with the way the ANC are handling things.
Get up, stand up! Cannabis in South Africa
meets the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom.
Should Mandela have done more?
considers the legacy of South Africa’s ‘greatest son’.
Why we need imagination in medicine
People are not dying of HIV and TB because there is no cure but because medicine can be stubbornly inflexible, explains
The shadow world: corruption in the arms trade
examines the corrupt networks of arms deals.
Not Hopeless, Not Helpless.