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Review: ‘A New Country’ portrays the lingering aftertaste of a bittersweet freedom

Taking its cues from the dimming of the hope suggested by rainbowism, ‘A New Country’ attempts to articulate the depths of betrayal South Africans feel

Oxford’s position on Rhodes Must Fall is bad politics — and even worse history

It is misleading to use Nelson Mandela’s name to defend the Cecil John Rhodes statue

Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures

The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation

Cambridge University investigates its links to slavery

The two-year project will seek 'appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge past links to slavery and to address its impact'

Free State explores statutes on statues

No matter the future for the Steyn statue, the university’s process has already reaped rewards

Transformation began 50 years ago

The first bid to place Africa at the heart of literary studies took place in Kenya

Self-loathing and self-repression lead to the suppression of the “other”

New guidelines for psychological work with queer people will advance everyone’s mental health

20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT

The academic who took on the university’s ‘bantu’ curriculum has returned, marking a ‘path towards decolonisation’

Rainbowism is in a sunken place

South Africa’s reality is, as a comedian put it, like a playground bully being angry about having to share a stolen bike

Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body

Maybe it’s being raised in racist enclaves. Whatever it is, white people still believe they are the rightful owners of South Africa

A death on Josiah Chinamano Avenue

In Harare the fates of trees and people seem to be intertwined

A name change would be pointless if Rhodes still coddles white supremacy

The facts not in dispute are that Cecil John Rhodes was an “arch-imperialist and white supremacist who treated people of this region as sub-human"

No name change for Rhodes University following council vote

The university council said in a statement that it had been a difficult decision to make and there were no winners from the process.

Old-world diction, flawed punditry and the fight for Zimbabwe’s future

The single greatest failure of current punditry is the refusal to recognise that context matters.

Old pirates and new gangsters

I kept seeing McRaney’s face, and recalled his manner, while reading The Cowboy Capitalist, but Hearst was a real person.

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Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

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Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

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