Now that President Xi Jinping’s presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way. Her legacy is that of antinomies. Profound because it was complex.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.