The SASSA scandal currently unfolding is probably the most dramatic expression of how far the African National Congress (ANC) has travelled. Under apartheid, its activists were associated with laying down their lives in defending and advancing the interests of the…

On 2 March 2017, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) hosted Kenyan critically acclaimed author, Mwalimu Ngugi Wa Thiong’o for an inaugural lecture titled ‘Secure the base, Decolonise the Mind’. The lecture, held at Wits’ Great Hall, in Robert Sobukwe…

For 9 years Jozi Book Fair (JBF) has been a space and a platform for organisations and individuals to express themselves and debate any issues linked to the written word. Over the years JBF has transformed…

As we embark in a new year of struggles, the first Karibu! edition of 2017 seeks to provide a view of the state of South African society in the current post-Marikana context, and link it with the rest of Africa…

The people of South Africa are in trouble! We do not have a president and a government with a progressive vision and political will for the country. They are not in tune with the deep concerns of…

Several campuses at Walter Sisulu University have been shut down and registration has been frozen following a dispute over fees. Students are demanding free registration for students from quintile one,…

On 10 January 2017 South African photo journalist Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria by unknown armed men. Mohamed, an independent photographer, was on assignment in Syria, to work with NGO…

The Rwandan National Assembly has adopted a law to make Swahili an official language of the country. The text will however have to be submitted to the Senate before being accented to by President Paul Kagame…

The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) held a meeting on 18 January 2017 at their offices in Yeoville, Johannesburg. The meeting was held to discuss firstly, the ADF’s response to Mayor Herman…

Early yesterday [10 February 2017], work restarted on the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This happened less than a day after the Trump administration granted a final easement to allow the project to go ahead over the disputed land…

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