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Towards reclaiming our culture of the liberation struggle

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongelezi Joja’s expanded assessment of her 'Drawn Lines' exhibition

Pretensions of fighting for the oppressed and the totality of white power

We should be wary of taking theories of commitment and agency as self-evident; we should instead question their unspoken assumptions as we also question the motivations attendant to them

On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

The land wars of 2019: Analysing the EFF and ANC manifestos

The ANC proposes to continue working with large agricultural businesses, an approach that has to date marginalised small-scale farmers

ANC’s past policies worth revisiting

Its social and economic focus was in step with its emancipatory role before its 1993 volte-face

Public interest law and the struggle for social justice

A new book on public interest litigation sets the stage for a more informed debate on the topic

Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers

History often ignores the role played by women and their struggle against the problems they face

The essential key to SA’s liberation

As Mandela said, education is the most potent weapon we have to create a truly free and equal South Africa

SA’s transition, interrupted

A World Bank report aims to help the country to eliminate poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity

Oliphant slams national minimum wage detractors

Oliphant condemned criticism of the bill as “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points”

I’m not going for cheap votes over land, says Lekota

'Don’t give land to people who don’t know how to use it; give it to people who you have prepared'

Free higher education won’t be free

The campaign for free higher education fails to consider who actually pays for it

Biko would not be happy with the lack of progress in the ‘new’ South Africa

The leader of the Black Consciousness movement would have demanded that those who stole funds meant for the poor answer for their misdeeds

ANC take heed: Even big brands die if they abandon their founding values

The brand of South Africa's ruling party, the 104-year-old ANC, is in serious decline. The party needs to act decisively to stop this.

Steven Friedman: Taking sides on the charter

Political analyst Steven Friedman - who features on one of the M&G Lit Fest panels - looks at a critique of South Africa's Freedom Charter.

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