Polygamy: A Freezing of Culture | by Mazibuko K. Jara

Some five years ago, the overwhelming majority of both rural and urban South Africans would have baulked at the idea of polygamy. However, it seems that polygamy has regained some legitimacy and currency. Together with President Zuma, celebrities such as the composer...
Marikana … from June 16 to August 16: 36 years

Marikana … from June 16 to August 16: 36 years

South Africa is by all accounts the world’s richest country in terms of the value of its mineral resources. In 2010 these were valued at $2.5–$4.5 trillion. Mining is a lucrative business opportunity right now. The demand for commodities for the growing...
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...