Active citizenship on our terms

Active citizenship on our terms

[intro]We should take a close look at how members of the youth choose to express political activism. Online opinion blogs represent one of many spaces that we should be watching because they offer a place where the youth can engage with political arguments, share...
A Need for Racial Reform in Academia in South Africa

A Need for Racial Reform in Academia in South Africa

[intro]It is exactly two decades since the enactment of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and certainly more than 22 years of constitutional democracy, but the vast majority of black academics still make up a small percentage of academic staff in higher education...
The Precolonial Rise of Khoisan Economies

The Precolonial Rise of Khoisan Economies

[intro]There is compelling evidence that the Southern Cape Coast was an area of thriving human communities from as long ago as our emergence as a distinct hominid species. Researchers show that around 80 000 to 100 000 years ago the first humans beings who inhabited...
Austerity, enclosure and the bittersweet gains of #FeesMustFall

Austerity, enclosure and the bittersweet gains of #FeesMustFall

[intro]The future of the “FeesMustFall” generation can no longer be captured by the narrow framing of student politics. Instead, there is a deeper appreciation for the long arduous continuous work across sectors it requires to till the soil from which the fruits of...
Decolonising Economics in South Africa

Decolonising Economics in South Africa

[intro]The drive for the decolonisation of South African higher education may comfortably be associated with much older post-colonial intellectual movements to invigorate the social sciences and humanities across Africa. This latest decolonisation movement has ramped...