With AFCON in full swing, emotions are running high for supporters of their national teams. But is this an excuse for some of the derogatory and offensive remarks made by passionate fans online?
The narrative of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle focuses on the heroism and exploits of men, largely ignoring the experiences of many young women in liberation camps and the discrimination and abuse they suffered at the hands of male soldiers, says Mako Muzenda
A recent photograph posted under a series named “Extreme Reading Challenge” by one of Zimbabwe’s top private schools has had widespread reaction. The question that arises, says Mako Muzenda is: “Has the private schooling system done anything to dismantle its colonial legacy?”
The year 2008 remains a dark memory for the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa. Now, 10 years later, there has been yet another resurgence in anti-immigrant rhetoric and sentiment.
It is 100 years after the birth of Nelson Mandela, and his iconic image is everywhere. Is Mandela the Symbol in danger of becoming Mandela the Brand?
Just two years ago, Rhodes University was energised by student activism, with protests, campus shut-downs and demands to transform the university and its culture. However, the university has swept away almost all evidence of this movement. For a so-called liberal institution, its heavy-handed response is alarming.