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Apartheid Tag

Colin Fancy reviews The Fall, an extraordinary play about a protest movement in South African in 2015-16 which has had an enormous impact in the West –  witness the campaign to tear down the racist Confederate statues in USA. The Fall, he argues, is about a struggle that we must fight simultaneously with our activist sisters and brothers in South Africa....

In February this year, during a protest against the lack of accommodation for poor students in Cape Town, South Africa, students and members of the #RhodesMustFall movement set alight paintings considered to be ‘colonial artwork’. In a conversation with the artist Faith Pienaar, anti-apartheid activist and judge Albie Sachs reflects on the meaning of art in troubled post-apartheid South Africa. ...

In Thandi Dlamini's report on mining in South Africa she writes how more than twenty years after democracy women make up only 11% of the operational mining workforce in South Africa. Before 1994, underground work was exclusively for males. This report assesses the possible side effects of the mining industry’s apparent new found enthusiasm for female employees. ...

In the second installment of Radical Agendas in South Africa, Dale McKinley examines the development of community struggles since 1994. McKinley argues that the transition to democracy and the ANC’s capturing of state power after 1994, saw a range of new political, socio-economic and organizational constellations of power come to the fore....

Workers involved in marine transport (on the waterfront and at sea) have a particularly long and deep history of interest in and solidarity with fellow workers across the proverbial seven seas. In this blog Peter Limb and Peter Cole look at the role of dockworkers and seamen in relation to the freedom struggle against apartheid South Africa....