The ANC needs to accept that the nation exceeds the party and that people have a right to organise independently and take positions of their own choosing, writes Richard Pithouse.
Durban – In the great anti-colonial poem of his youth, Notebook of Return to my Native Land, written on the eve of World War II, Aimé Césaire wrote a profound optimism into the world.
Red Ants and residents clashed near Hammaskraal this week during a protest sparked after residents resisted efforts to evict them. File photo: Masi Losi. Credit: INDEPENDENT ME
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I send my deepest sympathies to the family of Ms Thuli Ndlovu for their sad and most unnecessary loss. Abahlali baseMjondolo have equally lost a valuable member. Such assassinations do not belong in a democracy. I join in condemning this assassination without reservation. The SAPS are called upon to do all they can to find the murders and arrest them.
Meanwhile, I send my good wishes to an organisation that is doing so much to highlight the plight of the homeless.
Liberation betrayed by bloodshed
The tragedy at Marikana reflects the loss of the vision of liberation and the onset of repression by default, argues Njabulo S Ndebele
On the evening of Thursday, August 16, in Johannesburg, I returned to my hotel for a well-deserved rest.
I would turn on the TV, watch the news and then settle back to enjoy yet another episode of Isidingo.
But the evening I imagined was not to be. As the TV flickered to life, a newsreader introduced a breaking news item, and I knew immediately what was being replayed before me.
Police officers opened fire, and dust rose as people in the line of fire collapsed.