Interview with Khalid Shamis | by Andre Marais

The documentary Imam and I by Khalid Shamis was screened at the beginning of June at the Encounters Film Festival in Cape Town. Shamis is the grandson of the film’s protagonist, Imam Haron. He talks here about this six-year-long project, his portrait of the Imam and...

The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street | by Richard Kim

A few years ago, Joe Therrien, a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program, was working as a full-time drama teacher at a public elementary school in New York City. Frustrated by huge class sizes, sparse resources and a disorganized bureaucracy, he set off to the...

Letters to the editor | Amandla Issue 22/23

While the socialist left are playing their violins our townships are bleedingAt what stage is the left going to respond to the horrendous killings that are a daily feature of life on the Cape Flats? Are you not losing an opportunity to intervene in a meaningful way...