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Extract: ‘These Are Not Gentle people’ by Andrew Harding

‘These Are Not Gentle People’ is an account, by Andrew Harding, the BBC correspondent in South Africa, of a murder in Parys, in the Free State, and what happened next. This extract is the book’s first chapter

Inside the circle: A review of Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Saidiya Hartmanilluminates the perspectives of young Black women through a vividly cinematic narrative where we are positioned to view the world through their eyes.

Sharpeville is much more than the site of a massacre

Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable

​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar

'Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues' is published by Tafelberg. This is an excerpt from the book

The city wins — but Egypt loses

A novel inspired by Arab Spring activists is brutally honest about what happened — and what keeps happening

Avoid a Modi authoritarian solution for South Africa

A nationalistic, gangster political faction is ready to feed off the crisis created by social inequality

Push towards living the South African dream

The nation must be delivered from its captors and every citizen has a role to play this Freedom Day

Ex-treasurer promises bombshells

Mxolisi Dukwana ready to topple Ace Magashule’s house of cards at the Zondo commission

More Ace allegations set to emerge at Zondo commission

Friday’s sitting of the Zondo commission comes amid increased scrutiny of the ANC’s secretary general

Habib on the varsity frontline

Adam Habib reveals the pitfalls of the political chess game that students were playing when they called for free, decolonised education.

An open letter to the readers of Adam Habib’s ‘Rebels and Rage’

Those referred to as "the far-left" in the Wits vice-chancellor's book raise concerns about its ethics and its implications for academic freedom

Early state capture stalled motor city

And universities in the Eastern Cape have not taken up the challenge of creating knowledge centres to produce solutions

How Bush Snr’s failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties

As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilise Somalia

Things Fall Apart turns 60

The classic novel by Chinua Achebe, and how it came to be, are legendary African tales

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Women, celebrate achievements besides those of marrying and having babies

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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