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  • 29 Jul 2021
    Bright Nkrumah

    Seeking the right to food: Food Activism in South Africa

    How does one ask his government to give him food? Since antiquity, different social groups and classes have used different strategies to express their discontent against rulers who are unable or unwilling to design and implement social programmes which could improve their living conditions. These range from complex strategies of ousting unpopular rulers and toyi-toying, […]

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  • 13 May 2020
    James Chandler

    Songs for a Sad Season

    Singer-songwriter John Prine fell ill with the Covid-19 virus in March and eventually succumbed to it on April 7. He was a balladeer of the common man, a poet of everyday life with a knack for folding narrative fragments into an elemental lyricism very much in the manner of Wordsworth’s Lyrical Ballads. He got his […]

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  • 12 May 2020
    David Attwell

    South Africa

    Tucked away in my North Yorkshire home, in the surreal tranquility of Newton-on-Ouse—since the floods of February and March a little welcome sunshine has brought out the bluebells to replace the daffodils that replaced the crocuses—I contemplate on my desktop a photograph of another home, in the far South. I’m trying to get there, having […]

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  • 6 Mar 2019
    Mark Hunter

    We focus too much on exams to understand educational inequalities

    On January 3rd this year, South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced to a cheering audience that the national school leaving (‘matric’) pass rate had risen by 3 percent. As in previous years, critics were quick to respond: the celebrations, they said, ignored how large numbers of students dropped out before completing high […]

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  • 16 Sep 2014
    Joel Cabrita

    Creating a New Bible

    Joel Cabrita, the author of Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church, explains the Nazaretha Christians of Southern Africa and the eclectic influences that helped them build their church.

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  • 3 Jan 2014

    Remembering Mandela

    Nelson Mandela committed himself to a compelling political cause, suffered a long prison sentence, and led his violent and divided country to a peaceful democratic transition. Cambridge honors his legacy in our newest Cambridge Companion. Take a sneak peek at the introduction below.

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