The New Black Panther Party and the PAC: A Brotherhood of Convenience

The New Black Panther Party was in South Africa recently. Kwanele Sosibo is still trying to figure out whether the movement can be anything more than divisive. The press release was unfortunate in its selection of quotes. It announced the New Black Panther Party’s tour of Soweto on the morning of March 22 – a [...]

(Im)perfect: Race, Identity and the Making of Hashim Amla

  Hashim Amla has arrived. His back-lift to gully now appears the sort of lazy flourish that bored twelve-year-olds develop because they are staggeringly superior to their opposition, rather than the defect that presumed he wouldn’t cut it at international level early on in his career. That twirl of a back-lift is now brought down to [...]

What Rights? Violations in Boston and South Africa

Most people in the world know the Miranda rights. The pervasiveness of American films and television series means that at some point during an episode of Law & Order or a Hollywood action-blockbuster, audiences have heard words to this effect: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a [...]

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