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Colin Kaeparnick files grievance claiming owners collusion
Colin Kaeparnick files grievance claiming owners collusion
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, an NFL free agent who last year began the kneeling protest during US anthems that became a...
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Judge Billy Mothle presiding over the reopening of the Ahmed Timol inquest last week ruled that the death of Timol in 1971 at John Vorster Square...
British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill
British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill
In January 1983 Robert Mugabe’s government launched a massive security clampdown in Matabeleland. It was led by a North Korean-trained, almost...
Biko book takes a few liberties
Biko book takes a few liberties
BIKO’S GHOST: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS by Shannen L Hill (University of Minnesota Press)
100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter
100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter
The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20 000 onlookers. The women and...
Family conversations to divide and conquer
Family conversations to divide and conquer
This time last year I met up with one of my United States-residing maternal cousins in Harare.
‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
On the day I am scheduled to interview Linton Kwesi Johnson, he is in a particularly cranky mood. Widely acknowledged as “one of the world’s...
Police hunt down student leaders
Police hunt down student leaders
Details of #FeesMustFall leaders at Wits University being targeted by police emerged this week. They revealed that they are under constant...
​Universities’ security path ups the ante
​Universities’ security path ups the ante
COMMENT"Burn to be heard.” This chilling statement has been doing the rounds through word of mouth and social media on campuses in recent...
How brute force yielded to naked resistance
How brute force yielded to naked resistance
This week at the University of the Witwatersrand, at the height of clashes between police and student protesters and amid the stones, rubber...
#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
Despite only making headlines recently, student protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have been going on for almost a month. The...
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
A rainbow-coloured flag fluttered in the background. The hall, beautifully decorated and contestants for the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda beauty pageant...

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