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Decolonisation can’t just be a metaphor
Decolonisation can’t just be a metaphor
In the museum world, particularly in Europe, conferences and workshops around “decolonising” colonial collections and what to do with stolen...
Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe
Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe
If you ask an African migrant in Europe who came across the Mediterranean Sea in a boat if they would make the journey again, most of them would...
Cape Town police action against refugees under scrutiny
Cape Town police action against refugees under scrutiny
The police have been condemned for the way they enforced a court order to remove people from the offices of the United Nations High Commission for...
Police and migrants clash in downtown Cape Town
Police and migrants clash in downtown Cape Town
African migrants, who have been camped in Cape Town’s St Georges Mall in the city’s central business district, say they are looking for up to...
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile is one of the most industrially advanced economies in the Latin American region, but recent violent protests illustrate the social cost of a...
Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Ours are turbulent times of rage and peril. This is currently most clearly evident on the streets of Chile and Lebanon, where huge protests have...
The poverty of poor economics
The poverty of poor economics
On October 14 the Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the “Nobel prize” in economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for...
Financing the green transition
Financing the green transition
PARIS – Four years after world leaders signed the Paris climate agreement and adopted the United...
Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning
Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning
Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign...
Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?
Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?
No political philosophy, ideology or theory is beyond the scrutiny of intellectual critique. However, one expects such scrutiny to be fair, honest,...
Our universities need relevance and excellence
Our universities need relevance and excellence
The institutional form of the modern African university did not derive from precolonial institutions; the inspiration was the colonial modern. The...
The case for not punishing drug users
The case for not punishing drug users
Strange, isn’t it, that none of us, when asked what we wanted to be when we were grown-up, answered “homeless, unemployed, alienated from...

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