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Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the Malawian economist, passed away in late March. Influential African intellectuals,...

‘Saving lives is most important than saving academic year’, say education ministers

Safety comes first, with a tentative June 1 deadline for grades seven and 12 to return to school

Exclusive: The US military’s plans to cement its network of African bases

Formerly classified documents reveal an ambitious $330-million project to upgrade US military bases in Africa

There are alternatives to pushing emergency remote learning at universities

Forcing students to study online perpetuates inequalities and stress that not even academics are prepared for

Mayday, Mayday! Our workers are sinking

Those tasked with raising people out of oppression have done a poor job of it in the past 26 years

Unearthing the neglected role of hunter-gatherers in social transformation

Studies continue to reveal a far more complex history than that recorded by colonial settlers, missionaries and travellers

Herbie Hancock and the recurring bridging of time

Herbie Hancock speaks about how his spirituality influences his approach to life and music and about jazz’s role in striving for a better planet

Missing gold treasure: The void that is the South African jazz archive

Despite laudable efforts of some, there is a lot of history that has been lost and building a repository is now paramount

Rural retreat: Allowing people to return home during lockdown could turn a tide

It is important to note that the phenomena of translocality and circular migration in Africa have often served as a strategy of resilience in tough times

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

Celebrating International Jazz Day at home

Here's a look back at how the annual International Jazz Day, now in its 9th year, has been celebrated across the world.

Summing up the legal battles fought for better schools

We summarise the legal battles fought to improve the quality of education in South Africa.

Why we need a South African jazz photography archive

We need more books about South African jazz, focusing on both the verbal and the visual, to fully capture and appreciate the unique ‘river of culture we’ve been bequeathed’

Anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg dies

Convicted along with Nelson Mandela and eight others, the Rivonia Trialist spent his golden years active in the ANC although he called out its faults

Spirituality at the core of sax great’s sound

Oyama Mabandla explores the idea that artistic success has spiritual bliss at its centre.

Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

SANDF example shows how we can rethink African peace and security architecture

Cyril Ramaphosa’s creative employment of the SANDF as part of Covid-19 relief efforts is an example of using the military to build social cohesion

Uncertainty troubles South Africans stuck in Middle East

With no representation on the island in the Persian Gulf, South Africans stranded in...

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