South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle has elicited personal responses in the form of memoirs, biographies and autobiographies.
Defying propaganda art, a few Afrikaans rockers revolted against South African military conscription in the second half of the 20th century and sparked an anti-war protest movement.
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
Donald Trump has done what decades of US-led feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
Whatever happened in the past, religious-based violence is real in modern India, and Muslims are frequent targets. It is thus disingenuous to single out Indian Muslim rulers for condemnation without owning up to the modern valences of that focus.
‘We have come here today recognising our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behaviour as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?’
Archival material reveals Pakistan held backroom talks with South Africa over the ‘treatment of Indians’ issue to create a separate community of Muslims of Indian origin in that country and pave the way for diplomatic recognition of Pretoria.
For a global audience, the movie ‘A United Kingdom’ provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is also likely to revitalise the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
The African experience of racism in India: Episode 3
The rhetoric of racial purity is full of suggestive terms like illness, weakening and dilution. These imply the medicalisation of the nation.
Jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin is rarely mentioned in the pantheon of South African artists, despite a half-century in the music business, praise from none other than Duke Ellington and her deep involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Article 15(2) can become a crucial remedy to combat private discrimination across a range of arms-length economic transactions including, potentially, housing covenants and employment contracts