The Arms Deal continued | by Terry Crawford-Browne

Terry Crawford Browne has waged a long campaign against the government’s 1999 decision to spend billions of rand on military equipment –  even more so because of the government’s inability to identify actual or even likely enemies to justify the huge expenditure....

Q&A with Ronnie Kasrils

An ANC and SACP member, Ronnie Kasrils joined the fight against the apartheid regime, in 1960. A founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and former minister of intelligence from 2004 to 2008, Kasrils served from 1985 to 1989 on the ANC’s Politico-Military Council....

A looming global recession | by CP Chandrasekhar

All recent economic indicators point almost unambiguously to a new global recession, one which threatens to be more severe and prolonged than the 2007 crisis. While the epicentre of this developing crisis is located in the metropolitan countries, specifically the EU...
The origin of our species | by Chris Stringe

The origin of our species | by Chris Stringe

The origin of our species might seem a question of purely scientific interest, but it is actually also an intensely political one. Stringer gives us a dialectical understanding of our evolution, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh.  The Origin of our Species (Allen Lane 2011),...