Colonialism
Troubled and ambiguous

Troubled and ambiguous

Heritage: the long shadows of past and present Commemorating heritage in Africa is no longer the exclusive province of governments There was an interesting exchange between Thabo Mbeki and Constand Viljoen in the late...

A relationship richly infused with meaning

A relationship richly infused with meaning

Southern Africa: cattle and colonialism Historically, cattle are central to the lives of southern Africans in economic, political, social, spiritual and cultural terms Human life, and human wellbeing, are tightly bound...

Unpacking white privilege

Unpacking white privilege

South Africa: race relations When white ‘allies’ want to make a difference will there still be space for their contribution? By Rian Malan The great struggle of my life thus far has been to come to terms with and, if...

Africa’s real economy

Africa’s real economy

  Global competition and the active downsizing of formal jobs force most Africans to look elsewhere for a living Widespread recognition that the informal economy is expanding rather than declining across the developing...

Avoiding assimilation

Avoiding assimilation

Britain leaving the EU sent shockwaves worldwide © Mick Baker, Flickr The UK’s unexpected exit from the EU raises questions about whether the AU’s lofty integration ideals resonate with ordinary Africans On 24 June...