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Celebrating Ike’s — a literary landmark

September 21, 2018

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Up a narrow staircase of an historic building in Durban’s increasingly trendy Florida Road, is a South African literary oasis perhaps without parallel. Ike's carries the name of a working class intellectual who loved books and who refused, despite the obvious advantages, to compromise with the racist laws of apartheid.

The need to reimagine schooling

September 19, 2018

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To equate the power and violence of colonialism with the existing school system — both at the state and elite private level — was bound to raise hackles, however correct the analogy may be. And it is correct since both systems aim to bring about conformity to the existing political and economic order.