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Suren Pillay

Suren Pillay

    SA adopting colonial categories of people drives racial divide
    SA adopting colonial categories of people drives racial divide
    Three controversies with racial overtones took place recently: tensions between coloured and black people in Siqalo in Mitchells Plain; the debate...
    Is institutional autonomy a myth?
    Is institutional autonomy a myth?
    Unravelling apartheid's legacies necessitates confronting our historical predicaments. If we are to create a properly post-apartheid university, we cannot flinch at the pitfalls. ...
    Silence vs dissent
    Silence vs dissent
    When you travel and meet colleagues on our continent, you will often hear them talk with both animated ­nostalgia and quiet regret about being...
    Good citizenship key to fighting crime
    Good citizenship key to fighting crime
    What the recently released crime statistics mostly tell us about is the state of citizenship in South Africa.
    Fighting fire with fire burns us all
    Fighting fire with fire burns us all
    There is much cheering for the tough approach to crime that new police National Commissioner Bheki Cele brings with him, promising to "fight fire...
    New traditions in liberation politics
    New traditions in liberation politics
    Compelling as it may be, getting too absorbed in the intrigue of palace politics and personalities will lead us away from clarity in this crisis....
    Yesterday and today, but what of tomorrow?
    Yesterday and today, but what of tomorrow?
    The 2007 Community ­Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa gives an impressive account of our developmental progress, concluding that...
    Turkey: Things are not what they seem
    Turkey: Things are not what they seem
    The crisis in Turkey has been portrayed, simplistically, as a struggle between secular democracy and Islam. But matters are far more complex.
    Turkey: Things are not what they seem
    Turkey: Things are not what they seem
    The crisis in Turkey has been portrayed, simplistically, as a struggle between secular democracy and Islam. But matters are far more complex.
    Corruption and the 'two publics'
    Corruption and the 'two publics'
    Afro-pessimists must reflect gleefully on the steady stream of corruption scandals fixating the post-apartheid South African media. After all, this...
    Is the two state option still viable?
    Is the two state option still viable?
    There is a saying that goes "pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will". This might be a useful refrain when considering the Israeli...
    Why we MUST talk about race
    Why we MUST talk about race
    In certain circles it has become old-fashioned to talk about race and class as categories through which to make sense of the behaviour of people...