Colonialism

 
EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain
EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain
More than half a century has passed since the end of British colonial rule in South Africa in 1961, nearly 140 years after the first English...
On the power of language
On the power of language
‘Language exerts hidden power.” What exactly did US writer Rita Mae Brown have in mind when she uttered these words? We may never know but...
There is no Africa in African studies
There is no Africa in African studies
There is no Africa in African Studies. This has become apparent with the year we spent studying the continent in London. We are an intersectional...
Don’t attack the Chinese — learn from their example
Don’t attack the Chinese — learn from their example
The People’s Republic of China is an extremely powerful nation; the largest national economy on the planet and a major military power, one which...
[Video]'We Are Africans'
[Video]'We Are Africans'
EFF leader Julius Malema speaks about unity Among Africans at the party's manifesto at Giant Stadium in Soshanguvhe on Saturday.
What we can learn from the crises in Zimbabwe and Cote D’Ivoire
What we can learn from the crises in Zimbabwe and Cote D’Ivoire
Zimbabwe, a struggling ex-British colony in southern Africa, and Ivory Coast, a surging powerhouse in West Africa formerly ruled by France, appear...
With reality putting a damper on post-colonial optimism, we need to forge a new hope
With reality putting a damper on post-colonial optimism, we need to forge a new hope
In 1950 Aimé Césaire, the great Martinican poet, published Discourse on Colonialism, an incendiary pamphlet. Written on the edge of...
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
The notion of “state capture” sounds very bad and one appreciates the unequivocal and vehement rejection of it (
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
Racism, cartoonists, rich whites, land distribution under spotlight on Human Rights Day
South Africans from all walks of life commemorated the Sharpeville Massacre on Monday, with politicians using the day to encourage national unity,...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
Recent events regarding the Cecil Rhodes...
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
West must 'fess up' to crimes of colonialism
Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel...

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