Like repressive governments before it, Abiy’s administration seeks to control the narrative by controlling that most democratic of news-dissemination tools: social media
The Democratic Alliance has begun preparations for a provincial referendum
A linguistic analysis of news reports shows that each so-called star in Jacob Zuma’s constellation will be judged as guilty by association
Is a system that leaves people with nothing left to lose in any way worth supporting?
Social protection strategies that emphasise systemic responses only to ‘livelihood shocks and uncertainties’ hardly take into account the ways in which poverty and unemployment are produced and reproduced in South Africa
A look at the fraught history of this island state sheds light on the current political context
A minority ANC government in the Western Cape and an ideologically compromised court system should think long and hard before it demonstrates that mob rule has replaced the constitutional order
Jacob Zuma’s relentless attack on the judiciary had a setback when the constitutional court sentenced him to 15 months for contempt. But will this achieve its purpose?
The generation of 1976, which shook the word with its grassroots education and mobilisation, has grown up. This generation’s mass movements can learn from its elders
Young people learned about grassroots organising and self-education from each other in the 1980s in South Africa
His book, Kaunda on Violence, presents his philosophy of pacifism, which is characterised by African humanism
The truth is that ANC leaders don’t “love” the ANC itself but do love what their membership of the party did to their lives after 1994 as a result of the jobs in the government or private sector they occupied and benefited so much from