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SA xenophobia – a personal comment

April 19, 2015


Watching the xenophobic filth that has again risen to the surface of our proclaimed democratic and supposedly humane society, I feel like demanding: Do not forgive us, for know exactly what we do.

South Africa in Africa: The post-apartheid era

December 8, 2010


edited by Adekeye Adebajo, Adebayo Adedeji and Chris Landsberg (University of KZN Press) (First published, June 2008) This excellent volume does not deal with the prospects of a post-Mbeki presidency or with any of the possible fallout from the internecine feuding within the ANC. And this should not matter, for no matter the outcome now […]

Diamonds, Gold and War: The Making of South Africa

October 2, 2010


by Martin Meredith (Jonathan Ball) Review: Terry Bell Martin Meredith has already established himself as a force in terms of the political and economic analysis of Africa and the historiography of the continent. His recent The Fate of Africa: A History of 50 Years of Independence has rightly been hailed. Diamonds, Gold and War maintains, […]