Steve Biko

 
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
In death, the artist begins the process of becoming a collective ancestor for South Africans and others around the world whose lives have been...
On identity and its discontents: What of the politics?
On identity and its discontents: What of the politics?
Eusebius McKaiser’s recent defence of identity politics (Let’s slay some myths about identity...
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
Context largely determines the legal decision on whether a publication or communication constitutes hate speech. This is seen in the 2018 case of...
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
It becomes clearer every day that black people in South Africa remain tenants in their country of birth. Our expressions and actions, however...
Danger in restricting knowledge
Danger in restricting knowledge
As a seven-year-old child living in a township in Cape Town called Gugulethu, on a street called NY 108, I was confronted with a lesson in how...
Many memories make history
Many memories make history
My father’s mother — my “Amma”— turned 80 last year. To celebrate, my family decided to take her to Cape Town for the first time...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
The Yellow Tour: Award-winning rapper Shane Eagle is on a national tour. Expect exclusive merchandise and hard copies of the album...
Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27
Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27
I am one of those South Africans who is angry and deeply saddened by the brutal murder last week of 24-year-old teacher Gadimang Mokolobate from...
Our True Humanity — Ramaphosa delivers Biko lecture
Our True Humanity — Ramaphosa delivers Biko lecture
Speaking at the annual Steve Biko lecture, President Cyril Ramaphosa called for South Africans to work towards a true humanity, while recalling his...
The essential key to SA’s liberation
The essential key to SA’s liberation
As South Africa and the world commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Nelson Mandela University launched its year-long centenary...
Race debate elicits fatal fallacies
Race debate elicits fatal fallacies
Too many of us rush to opine instead of critically examining our convictions before we decide whether to retain them and to state them publicly....
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
The Peppettas were the fifth black family to move into Bluewater Bay in Port Elizabeth. This fact came to my parents by way of a “maid” who...

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