Today remember Steve Bantu Biko, the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid. A thinker, freedom fighter, writer and the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, we celebrate Biko’s remarkable legacy.
Cape Town’s Open Book Festival kicked off yesterday with dynamic discussions between book lovers, the who’s who of South Africa’s literati and established writers from across the world. TIA had a glimpse of what went down in a few of the first day’s sessions
While some people are concerned with having a perfect dentition, the intentional removal of anterior teeth has become as equally important for various reasons
Pushing boundaries, a South African mother of two becomes the continent’s first black female naval combat commander
South Africans took to twitter to make fun of the weakening rand which tumbled to an all-time low on Monday
Since their lives don’t seem to matter, the poor find other means to get attention
A South African graduate has a written a book as a fundraising method to pay for her university transcript because her family could not afford to
It’s been quite interesting to see how creative industries within the continent have surpassed mainstream politics in advancing the ‘newness of Africa’, but on the flipside are also vulnerable to the stranglehold of neocolonial agendas operating through the language of ‘development’, ‘sustainability’, ‘Africa rising’ and all these other vacuous references.
The legacy of violence that apartheid left in the country cannot go unnoticed and the process of healing and reconciliation cannot be abandoned. Unless underlying issues and root causes are addressed, South Africa will continue to be a country where violence is not a last but a first resort.