The Spear that divided the nation | by Professor Mbembe

AN OLD west African proverb compares the artist to a dog. Positioned at the interface of the human and the natural worlds, the dog in most ancient African societies enjoyed a slippery and highly ambiguous cultural status.  Neither a human being, nor a wild animal, it...
September National Imbizo Report on Marikana

September National Imbizo Report on Marikana

Bloody Marikana: What the media didn’t tell you! from September National Imbizo (SNI) Earlier today (Sunday, 19 August 2012), SNI members set off to Marikana, thecrime scene at which several black workers were shot and killed last week.Getting into the town is not an...

EMOTIONAL EBBS AND FLOWS by Carol Martin

Who would ever think that an award-winning young South African jazz bassist, with impressive collaborations in Europe and the USA, and past scholarship opportunities that helped grow his music, would divulge some inner personal turmoil in his first CD album,...