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Join Steven Friedman in conversation with Zackie Achmat at the Cape Town launch of Power in Action
'What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state?’ These incisive questions and more by leading political ...
Join Steven Friedman in conversation with Sithembile Mbete at the Exclusive Books, Hyde Park launch of Power in Action
Translated by Deke Dusinberre This is a magnificent book, at once both a poetic and a scholarly reclamation of the authority and integrity of the ...
This book, comprising approximately 300 letters, provides access to the voice of Robert Sobukwe via the single most poignant resource of Sobukwe’s ...
Join contributors Jay Pather, Sarah Nuttall, Katlego Disemelo and artist & academic Zen Marie for a discussion on 'Acts of Transgression'
"We've got to make democracy work for everybody. The problem at the moment is that it only works for some of us"
Coppen won for his groundbreaking socio-political play, Tin Bucket Drum
Acts of Transgression will be launched on UCT's Hiddingh Campus, with a lineup of performances & addresses
Join author Vibeke Viestad and Wits archaeologist Amanda Esterhuysen for the launch of Dress as Social Relations at the Origins Centre