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....
Chavez: Lessons for SA

Chavez: Lessons for SA

Fidel Castro said of Chavez, “If you want to know what kind of man he was, look who was crying at death and who was celebrating”. The torrential hatred directed at Chavez from the metropoles of global power is hardly surprising. Perhaps more than any...

EFF and the left | by Benjamin Fogel

In Gill Hart’s excellent new book Rethinking the South Africa crisis, she points to a rather curious phenomenon as part of her engagement with the figure of one Julius Malema and the ‘populist’ turn he represents. She notes that for a change the far...

Book Review:Gil Scott-Heron-the last holiday-A memoir

Like all of us, Gil Scott-Heron was a profoundly flawed individual, battling his demons while reaching out for a seemingly illusive truth. What worth is there in our lives for the well-grounded, immacutely groomed Oprahesque superhuman role model for us mortals who...