Unpacking Male Supremacy, the Entitlement of Young White Men and Overt Links to the Intersectionality of Structural Oppression

By | 2018-10-05T09:28:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

When I was young, maybe about 12 or 13, I wondered why women have it so much harder. Actually, I had wondered about it for a while; only at that age could I begin formulating it into an actual question.

The complexity of South African Youth & in particular, that of the Black condition

By | 2018-08-15T13:31:06+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

Throughout the month of June, we saw several youth ‘celebrations’ pertaining to one of the most significant turning points in our history - June 16. We need only to commemorate it as a way to remind ourselves that the struggles which the 1976 youth stood up for, persist today.

Terrorism vs Freedom Fighting in Cameroon

By | 2018-07-18T09:13:27+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

By Kimal Harvey On Friday, the 25th of May 2018, Cameroon’s military court in Yaounde found radio journalist and leader of the country’s English-speaking community, Mancho “BBC” Bibixy, guilty of “acts of terrorism, hostility against the homeland, secession, revolution and insurrection.”[1] On the face of it this case may seem cut and dry, however it is [...]

Language proficiency does not secure economic opportunities

By | 2018-04-26T08:09:54+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

In the post-Apartheid apartheid dispensation, we speak the language of ‘’economic value’’, the language that, if spoken and written, grants you access to education and employment opportunities. While many have embarked on a journey of reclaiming indigenous languages through numerous ways and means, the language that remains the language of access and opportunity is that of the colonial tongue.

Libya’s near-Genocide

By | 2018-04-26T08:11:57+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

The historical record of the world has seen many cultural, ethnic and religious groups of people lost or destroyed by years of conquest, colonialism or plain genocide. This trend does not exclude Libya – we all know of the horrific acts committed by Muammar Gadaffi’s regime – however what has been largely unknown is the historical oppression of the indigenous Tebu group.

SARB’s insights on Voting, Political Participation and Political Efficacy as we celebrate Freedom Day

By | 2018-04-26T10:00:22+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

South Africa annually celebrates 27 April as Freedom Day, commemorating the first post-apartheid, non-racial and democratic elections held on 27 April 1994. Almost a quarter of a century later, and in the lead up to the 2019 national elections taking place next year, this is an opportune time to consider the status of democratic political culture in South Africa.

The Fluidity of Colouredness

By | 2018-04-26T08:15:44+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Coloured identity is fraught with ambiguity and often inhabits a shape-shifting shadow world, floating and flowing between arbitrary apartheid racial categories - an identity neither here nor there. The architects of apartheid officiated the term ‘Coloured’ as a derogatory label used to denigrate peoples of mixed ancestry.