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Angelo Fick

Angelo Fick

Angelo Fick is the director of research at ASRI. His research explores questions of race, gender, class, and the political economy of post-millennial post-apartheid South Africa.
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Pattern recognition: we are all born with it. It is how we learn language, how we survive, how we make sense of the world. Without this mania for...
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to this. In his short fiction and novels, Essop insisted on figuring the textured...
SA today is another country     
SA today is another country     
A quarter of a century is a long time — the face in the mirror is so markedly different from the ones in the photographs that attest to the...
We dare not dream of freedom until we can effect equality
We dare not dream of freedom until we can effect equality
A quarter of a century is a long time — the face in the mirror is so markedly different from the ones in the photographs that attest to the...
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
The understanding of media freedom and freedom of expression that some South African political party officials and civil servants promulgate ought...
The shame of Room 80: We must act
The shame of Room 80: We must act
Once one has read George Orwell, any numbered room can take on sinister significance. The numbered room in 1984 is, after all, the location of...
Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism
Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism
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Winnie’s death a chance for us to introspect
Winnie’s death a chance for us to introspect
The death on April 2 of Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela caught many off-guard. Despite a record of ill health in recent months, mentioned even...