The article examines the position of the University of Cape Town (UCT) on academic freedom and institutional autonomy. It also provides information on the Mafeje Affair, in which its 40th anniversary was celebrated through a public symposium held at UCT… Read moreThe Mafeje Affair: The University of Cape Town and Apartheid
The article discusses the construction of the World Cup stadiums in Cape Town and Durban. It also explores on the interconnection of different factors that influence the decision-making process of policy makers in South Africa. It also offers information based… Read moreNation To Be Reckoned With’: The Politics of World Cup Stadium Construction in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa.
The article discusses the gendered respectability, which was built into a labour process of shop work in South Africa. It offers a brief history of the interactions between white women and black service workers in the late 1960s and early… Read moreServicing Modernity: White Women Shop Workers on the Rand and Changing Gendered Respectabilities
The article describes and analyses the conflicts over land, authority and natural resources among the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the ethnic groups in West Caprivi in Namibia. It also offers information on the tribalism, tradition and ethnicity in South Africa,… Read morePost-Apartheid ‘Tribalism’? Land, Ethnicity and Discourses on San Subversion in West Caprivi, Namibia.
The article discusses the slum demolitions, land and democratisation in Kenya. It suggests that a group within the Kenya African National Union (KANU) has intensified the demolitions in the 1990s, as the fight for multi-party elections began to heighten. It… Read moreRemembering the Destruction of Muoroto: Slum Demolitions, Land and Democratisation in Kenya
The article discusses masquerade politics in Southeastern Nigeria in the 21st century. The article mentions the Igbo tribe and its revival of masquerade festivals and burial ceremonies following the Nigerian Civil War. The article discusses the concept of modern Nigerian… Read moreMasquerade Politics in Contemporary Southeastern Nigeria.
The article discusses the Yoruba ancestor cult, which is located primarily in southern Benin, specifically in the region of Abomey. The article analyzes the Yoruba as a means of understanding how society interacts with the past. The article mentions “Yoruba… Read moreBetween Authenticity and Nostalgia
The article discusses masquerade and masking traditions in Africa as being a primary topic of African art studies in the 20th century. The article mentions precolonial pasts, traditions of visual practice, and the interest of European modernist artists in African… Read moreMasks and Modernities.