Colonialism

 
With reality putting a damper on post-colonial optimism, we need to forge a new hope
With reality putting a damper on post-colonial optimism, we need to forge a new hope
In 1950 Aimé Césaire, the great Martinican poet, published Discourse on Colonialism, an incendiary pamphlet. Written on the edge of...
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
The notion of “state capture” sounds very bad and one appreciates the unequivocal and vehement rejection of it (
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
South Africans from all walks of life commemorated the Sharpeville Massacre on Monday, with politicians using the day to encourage national unity,...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
Recent events regarding the Cecil Rhodes...
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel...
Letters to the editor: November 27 to December 3 2015
Letters to the editor: November 27 to December 3 2015
Several commentators have argued that France has itself to blame for the Paris attacks because of the greed it displayed during the colonial era...
Cameron's jailhouse rocks Jamaica as reparations pressure grows
Cameron's jailhouse rocks Jamaica as reparations pressure grows
Given that Jamaicans were shackled by Britain for 180 years in chattel slavery, many islanders felt a sense of déjà vu with United...
Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in...
Mbeki: Bond between state and higher education destroyed
Mbeki: Bond between state and higher education destroyed
It is the African political class's doubt in universities' crucial roles in the development of the continent that is holding universities back,...
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The Western Cape has been under the control of the now-defunct National Party, the ANC and presently the Democratic Alliance (DA) since the...
West facing 'payback' for colonialism - China paper
West facing 'payback' for colonialism - China paper
The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the...

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