Category: Opinions & Analysis

Igciwane le-Corona lisusa isinkwa etafuleni

Ukubheduka kwegciwane leCorona sekushiye amazwe amaningi ekhungathekile, futhi nezibalo zabantu asebeshonile ziyashaqisa impela. Izwe lethu nalo selibhekene nalo mbulalazwe, kunjalo-nje izibalo zikhuphuka ngesivinini esiphezulu, okwenza uMzansi ube yizwe elihamba phambili e-Africa yonke ngabantu abatholakale baphethwe yiCoronaVirus. Izibalo zifinyelele ngaphezu kuka-1000 esikhathini esingamaviki amabili. Kuyiqiniso ukuthi leli gciwane alidle nkobe zamuntu, amakhulu ngamakhulu abantu ayabhubha zinsuku zonke […]

Generation C-ovid-19

Universities around the world are moving to teach online during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By “the world”, I am of course referring to the “Global North” Universities typically in Europe and America. These institutions, among many other things in the modern world, seem to be the natural centre of our universe, dictating the orbit we […]

Wither the activist: A reflection on the realities and the contradictions of political activism in the era of neoliberalism.

From the onset, I want to begin by developing a coherent structure and logic by way of making an assumptive logic to emphasize that all activist spaces and structures must have a reason for existence. You may call it cultural, social or even political if you like, but the fact is that there is a […]

DO NOT LET THE SPIRIT OF ACTIVISM PERISH WITHIN YOU

“September the 12th Remember Biko” Elitism will be the end of activism… Throughout many liberation movements, we have seen the art of revolting, creating and spearheading beautiful and tragic activism led by young and old black people in particular. It is in few years back when the current South African state president butchered 34 Marikana […]

“To be a revolutionary party, people must be attracted to some alternative revolutionary vision. Is Freedom Charter a revolutionary vision?”

As the EFF celebrates it’s 6th Anniversary, Mandisi Gladile shares his reflections on the party’s journey, “the good, the bad and the ugly ” , and comments on the state of national politics, the ideological contradictions that hinder progress, land redistribution, and the relevance of the Freedom Charter in the economic liberation of the people […]

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