Polity

‘South Africa has an illegitimate system of land holding’ – Peter Delius discusses his new book Rights to Land

‘We have to go back into colonial and imperial history. There’s always an element of violence.’

Z Pallo Jordan says the assassination of Ruth First was no mistake

Z Pallo Jordan says there is no doubt in his mind that Ruth First was specifically targeted with the letter bomb that took her life.

Achmat Dangor says he hopes young people will read his new book, Dikeledi

‘For young people there will be resonances – about how young people cope with the heritages of the past but also with the challenges of the future – and with traditions.’

Sara-Jayne King on her tragic and illegal start to life, as told in her new book Killing Karoline

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg, she is the result of an illegal affair between a white British woman and black South African man during apartheid. 

‘I wanted it to be controversial’: Kalim Rajab explains the title of his book on Harry Oppenheimer – A Man of Africa

In A Man of Africa: The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer, Kalim Rajab looks at the influential role the prominent businessman played in twentieth century South Africa.