ANC 100 years: looking ahead | by Z. Pallo Jordan

ANC 100 years: looking ahead | by Z. Pallo Jordan

In 1956, in an article in the journal Liberation, Nelson Mandela explained aspects of the Freedom Charter: The breaking up and democratisation of these monopolies will open up fresh fields for the development of a prosperous Non-European bourgeois class. For the first...
Déjà vu at the Common | by Darlene Miller

Déjà vu at the Common | by Darlene Miller

Mother who got arrested protecting my daughter when she was brutally arrested by the new riot police. Lying in the cells listening to the women of Manenberg explain why they went to the Common left me wondering whether I had come full circle in the new South Africa: I...
Occupy the Rondebosch Common | by Lillina Ruiters

Occupy the Rondebosch Common | by Lillina Ruiters

Where were the old revolutionaries? On Friday, 27 January, about 100 people marched from Manenberg to Rondebosch Common bent on occupying the wasted land resource. The march turned sour after the City refused to allow it to proceed. The protesters insisted (on what...

All That Is Solid Melts Into Sewage

February 14, 2013 The hyenas awake! (Apologies to actually existing hyenas, who are deeply impressive and sexually progressive beasts apart from their scrawny hind-legs.) The cannibals are sharpening their carving-knives! The vultures circle in the sunset! The...