John Saul’s empty chalice | by Jeremy Cronin

John Saul’s empty chalice | by Jeremy Cronin

As we mark the centenary of the ANC there are, as we might expect, idealised versions of its history being trotted out. These tend to present the ANC’s hundred years as a righteous procession from early beginnings, through persecution and heroic resistance, to...
Ayanda Mabulu vs Brett Murray | by Unathi Kondile

Ayanda Mabulu vs Brett Murray | by Unathi Kondile

Firstly, I’d like to thank Brett Murray for his contribution to the arts. Secondly, I wish I could deliver canapés and wine to all the South African households who have had the privilege of entering a gallery from the comfort of their homes, courtesy of our media’s...

The spearing of Labour History

Many matters of national and regional importance have been neglected in the past two weeks, submerged beneath the fuss and furore caused by the charade surrounding the satirical Spear painting. Callers to radio shows noted that issues such as the shambles in education...

DLF Honours the life of Neville Alexander

The Democratic Left Front (DLF) joins many activists in South Africa and around the world in mourning the death of Neville Alexander, leader of the Workers Organisation for Socialist Action (WOSA). We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, comrades...

Sounds of the South: the Hip Hop Caravan

Sounds of the South (SOS) is a cultural movement based in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township that uses hip hop to fight against oppression They talked to Amandla! about their new project, the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan, an educational and musical exploration that...