In this edited extract from the first chapter of ‘The Colour of Our Future’, Xolela Mangcu posits what moving beyond race could mean.
The catalogue of the Johannesburg Public Library in South Africa contains a poignant entry – "Biko, Steve. Long 0verdue".
Readers write in about Steve Biko, statues, Zuma, headlines and Islamic scholars.
Also of particular interest to me was a petite blonde young woman, who wore signature berets of different shades.
The high court in Johannesburg has found in favour of the family of Steve Biko and halted the auction of the autopsy into the cause of his death.
As the architects of apartheid, it's time for black people to collectively say sorry for the system Mandela designed to exploit white people.
The EFF has united a divided left and Steve Biko's legacy goes beyond race and place, say M&G readers.
Jared Sacks's distortions are compatible with the historical white left's hegemony, writes Athi Mongezeleli Joja.
Political consolidations, if done properly, are the lifeblood of both opposition and ruling party life, writes Hlumelo Biko.
From apartheid South Africa to the Palestinian plight, slam poet Remi Kanazi's words highlight social inequality and its effects on humanity.
As Julius Malema's beret gains in popularity locally, Percy Zvomuya takes a look at the political significance of different headgear.
In September we remembered significant quotes by Steve Bantu Biko. On what would have been his 67th birthday, we revisit his influence on politics.
As SA observes the 36th anniversary of Steve Biko's death, Khaya Dlanga spotlights a new black consciousness - a move away from "izinto zabelungu".
When is a hero a hero? It would seem South Africans can only agree about one undisputed icon - and that's former president Nelson Mandela.
Steve Biko's vibrant, liberating philosophy is the only solution to the vexed 'national question', writes Andile Mngxitama.
There is already too much violence in our politics. Public intellectuals have a responsibility to denounce violence, say readers.