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Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Idi Amin feeding his opponents to crocodiles, Jean-Bedel Bokassa
Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders
Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders
Societies that have emerged from traumatic experiences, such as colonialism, apartheid and civil war, need leadership that is more caring, has...
Democracy still rules – for now
Democracy still rules – for now
It is generally accepted that the history of modern democracy plays out, for the most part, in five “chapters”. Three of these chapters...
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
When Frantz Fanon was in late stages of leukemia at age 36, he was flown to a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States, for surgery. His...
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
As a scholar who teaches race, gender and representation, I often tell my students that I am never at a loss for new material. Each year, somebody...
Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9
Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9
I refer to the article Death or taxes for...
Not a racist? Then do something
Not a racist? Then do something
You could have sworn that singer Danny K had started World War III this week when he tweeted that not enough white people call out racism.
Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts
Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts
British Author and radio presenter Tiffany Jenkins published a piece in The Observer stating her reasons about western museums should keep...
Free State explores statutes on statues
Free State explores statutes on statues
Every morning on my way to the office, I pass this imposing figure. Elevated on a granite plinth in front of the main building on the Bloemfontein...
amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court
amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court
Early on Saturday morning an incessant drizzle showers the land and a dark cover of cloud hangs in the sky. AmaHlubi elders and warriors are...

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