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Why the Left Has Failed to Capitalise on Post-Marikana Massacre Cracks in the ANC Hegemony

    The collective left has failed to capitalise on post-Marikana massacre cracks in the ANC hegemony – even as disaffection in the mining sector continues unabated, opined director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal-based Centre for Civil Society Patrick Bond. In a paper entitled Marikana’s meanings: South Africa’s platinum crisis, Bond writes that in the period [...]

Don’t Call Me a Black Diamond: A Photo Essay by Oupa Nkosi

For as long as I’ve known him, Oupa Nkosi has had his eye trained on the swelling ranks of the black middle class. It’s a long-term project that has taken him from corner offices in Johannesburg’s banking district to weddings in Pimville, Soweto (where he grew up). He has rarely exhibited the works, notably at the [...]