16 May 2017
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma was facing a vote of no confidence in parliament this week—just as protests surged in areas around the largest city Johannesburg.
04 April 2017
Protests in South Africa have rocked the state and could topple the president, writes Charlie Kimber
25 October 2016
South African authorities are trying to criminalise a wave of protests on campuses, writes Charlie Kimber
25 October 2016
The Royal African Society presents its sixth film festival showcasing its pick of the best new African film and filmmakers this month.
19 October 2016
A revolt by students in South Africa against a tuition fee rise has grown into an all-out fight for quality, free and decolonised education.
06 October 2016
The South African students’ revolt against a tuition fee hike continues—and has defied the authorities’ attempts to stop demonstrations and protests.
29 September 2016
Student protests against a tuition fee rise are sweeping South Africa.
23 August 2016
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has grabbed the mayoralty of two crucial South African cities. The party openly backs big business and has its roots in some of the white parties that existed under apartheid.
16 August 2016
This week four years ago South African police gunned down 34 striking mine workers at the Lonmin corporation’s Marikana mine.
09 August 2016
Also: Olympic protest in Rio, hunger strike in Israeli jails and BDS clampdown
12 July 2016
South Africa’s local government elections, set for 3 August, will see a bitter battle between the ruling African National Congress and its opponents on both left and right.
14 June 2016
Forty years ago this week the South African township of Soweto, near Johannesburg, exploded in revolt. School students defied the might of the apartheid state .
03 May 2016
New and exciting possibilities for the South African left emerged last weekend, writes Charlie Kimber
05 April 2016
South African president Jacob Zuma is under intense pressure to resign after three scandalous revelations pointing towards his corruption.
25 February 2016
SOUTH AFRICAN university campuses are burning with revolt. Protests are bursting out across the country over fees, racism, exclusions and the way the apartheid past still shapes education. At least eight universities have seen battles in the past week.
23 February 2016
Millions are suffering in Southern Africa but capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis, says Alistair Farrow
05 January 2016
Forthcoming film London Recruits tells the story of young activists who fought apartheid. Sabby Sagall spoke to some of them about that struggle
27 October 2015
After ten days of unprecedented protests, students in South Africa have won an interim demand that there be no increases in university fees next year.
18 August 2015
Leading South African Amcu miners’ union activist Makhanya Siphamandla was due to start trial this week. He is charged with attempted murder.
30 June 2015
The South African state’s official inquiry into the killing of 34 striking miners in 2012 has provoked shock and disbelief, Rehad Desai and Jim Nichol told Ken Olende