Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is a lecturer in anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a research associate of the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa.

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

SA could learn from Brazil when it comes to protests

The fall from World Cup fever to presidential skulduggery has been swift in both countries.

Jo’burg hills are alive with visions

While the job of spirit medium is hardly new, it has been given currency by the survival difficulties encountered by the city's migrant population.

Litfest 2013: Migration is a tale that knows no bounds

Behind an apparently amorphous multitude are distinct ­individuals, each with a particular mission.

Moving art makes city’s spine tingle

An innovative festival takes audiences through Jo'burg and brings fairy-tale fantasies to life.

Not everyone sees the light

The recent launch of expansion plans for the Maboneng precinct raises the question: Just who will be left out of the inner-city plan?

A history of violence and elusive hope

An analysis of a deadly mine conflict in 1994 offers clues to the origins of the Marikana tragedy.

Evicted Somali traders cry foul

Foreigners in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, allege that the local council is working hand in glove with local business people to shut down their shops.

The structure of terror

Suburbanites' fears are defining the architecture of Johannesburg.

Fragments of unity on Africa Day

"Afrique, Afrique, Afrique!" cried Tumi Molekane of Tumi and the Volume, ending an electric hip-hop set at the Africa Day celebrations in Newtown.

Foreign traders are fair game

The Freedom Park housing settlement on the outskirts of Eldorado Park has become the centre of xenophobic mobilisation in Gauteng.

Minister of music mixing the sounds of the south

Gilberto Gil, one of Brazil's best-known musicians, landed on South African tarmac last week.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!