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Yunus Momoniat

Yunus Momoniat

    Cosatu: A labouring behemoth finally reaches the crossroads
    Cosatu: A labouring behemoth finally reaches the crossroads
    In his book A Paradox of Victory, sociologist Sakhela Buhlungu says that after Cosatu became the most powerful union federation in South...
    Come Dine with Me SA: Race on the menu
    Come Dine with Me SA: Race on the menu
    If you think watching Come Dine with Me SA is about food, you’re deluded in the extreme. It’s really about race and politics....
    The ambiguous image
    The ambiguous image
    The Africa Bonani 2010 exhibition and conference held at The Castle in Cape Town last month highlights how post-apartheid South Africa photography...
    Funky ha-ha from half a Dadaist
    Funky ha-ha from half a Dadaist
    When I first saw that Paris/Joburg consisted of four (later five) wind instruments, two drummers, two vocalists and a bassist, my heart...
    The end of capitalism as we know it
    The end of capitalism as we know it
    Long before the word globalisation entered the language of the media in the Eighties, a group of scholars had been insisting on a holistic...
    A heritage that shames us
    A heritage that shames us
    The idealism of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle is in danger of dissolving in the acid of pragmatism, warns Darshan Vigneswaran, a fellow at...
    Pik and Che: Cuba in Africa
    Pik and Che: Cuba in Africa
    When documentary filmmaker Jihan el-Tahri met Larry Devlin, the cynical 1960s head of the CIA, in the Belgian Congo she managed to prise from him...
    From Marx to Gandhi
    From Marx to Gandhi
    One of the most significant developments in the recent history of our species is the emergence of an ethic of reconciliation.
    Accumulating knowledge
    Accumulating knowledge
    Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has taught us that knowledge capital is cumulative; if your father is a graduate, you are likely to be one as well and...
    Mahomed was an architect of the UDF
    Mahomed was an architect of the UDF
    It is no accident that a meeting held to commemorate the life of Yunus Mahomed was attended by scores of luminaries from the African National...
    The logic of cruelty
    The logic of cruelty
    The most prolific thinkers are those who provide us with new concepts to think new realities, and Achille Mbembe is one of these.
    Of graceful retreat
    Of graceful retreat
    JM Coetzee's latest protagonist is none other than JM Coetzee, in a disguise constructed to fool no one. But Coetzee is far too clever to become...