Book reveals new, surprising nuggets about Nelson Mandela’s last years in jail

Gavin Evans, Birkbeck, University of London Twenty years ago the South African academic Jan-Ad Stemmet met the apartheid era justice minister Kobie Coetsee, who announced he had transcripts of 13,000 … Read More

Africa’s presidents have been wrongly stereotyped: what we can learn from Kenya

By Anaïs Angelo, Universität Wien All-powerful presidents are an essential part of a stereotypical representation of African politics controlled by a few individuals, rather than by institutions. This view has … Read More

How India and Israel use the pandemic to expand settler-colonial projects

By CJ Werleman The international community’s focus on battling Covid-19 provides the perfect cover for criminal political adventurism. When France was distracted with a national election and a range of … Read More

How South Africa’s jazz musicians are making the digital leap

By Stephanie Vos, Stellenbosch University The performing arts is one of the sectors hit hard by COVID-19, with tens of thousands of gigs cancelled across the world. While pop and … Read More