A Hundred Years after the 1913 Land Act

A Hundred Years after the 1913 Land Act

By Richard Pithouse  In 1652, the year that Jan van Riebeck first stepped on to these shores, Gerrad Winstanley, an English radical, published a pamphlet called The Law of Freedom in a Platform. Three years earlier he had led a land occupation on St. George’s...
State of xenophobia and the xenophobic state

State of xenophobia and the xenophobic state

Over the last few months, we have witnessed a wave of new programmes directed against people of foreign origin, especially township-based shop owners, in a new wave of xenophobic violence. What we have seen is not dissimilar to the actions of European skinheads and...
Migration is a class issue

Migration is a class issue

POLITICIANS ACROSS THE WORLD make efforts to mobilise support from low-waged, precarious and otherwise marginalised workers. They do this by claiming that they will protect them from the depredations of “migrants”, foreigners who take resources from citizens. This...