Tag Archives: xenophobia

Sharpville: The Death of Jacob Dlamini by Jacob Dlamini

Posted 15 April 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Article Brief The other Sharpeville and the making of South African pasts Jacob Dlamini was among 50 people, four of them town councillors, killed around the Vaal Triangle townships of Sharpeville, Sebokeng, Boipatong and Bophelong that bitter Spring day on September 3, 1984. The police were responsible for killing many of the dead but some, […]

People With No Stake (Sans-Parts)

Posted 31 March 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Growing out of the brutal economic constraints, the cycle of extraction and predation and the large-scale social disintegration that characterises the ‘necropolis’, come a body of people described by Achille Mbembe as the ‘people with no stake’ (les sans-part); a vast mass of ‘superfluous beings’ that the state and the market itself have no use […]

Healing Divides

Posted 31 March 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the population of the African continent uses traditional medicine as their primary source of healthcare and so do more than 65% of the world’s population. In South Africa about 84% of the population consult a sangoma more than three times a year. Over 190,000 practitioners […]

Exiled Memories

Posted 11 February 2011 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

The “xenophobic violence” in South Africa in May 2008 brought “the exile years” and the role African countries played in liberating South Africa back into the spot light. Despite the renewed interest, the voices of leaders who were welcomed into exile by African states and their people during apartheid remained predominantly silent on their exile […]

The Scandal by Suren Pillay

Posted 10 February 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Writer’s Brief When the picture of the killing of Ernesto Nhamuave during the “xenophobic violence” of May 2008 ran in the daily South African papers, it caused what we might describe as a “scandal” – a disjuncture in how we imagine ‘the nation’, and ruptured certain conceptions of it. In the aftermath, the media and civil […]

One or the Other

Posted 09 February 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Clashes between Islamist pastoralists and Christian villagers in March 2008 again thrust “religious violence” in Nigeria into the spotlight. The international media, for the most part depict Nigeria’s two major religions, Islam and Christianity, as divided, monolithic entities that confront each other in violent pitched battles – but there is also another subtler, more complex […]

Where in the World will Ali Go? by Akin Akintayo

Posted 08 February 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Article Brief Diplomatic Immunity Denied Career diplomats all have postings they dream of – and one would have thought that South Africa with it’s façade of first world infrastructure will be a favourite posting, at least on the continent. This is apparently not the case. In 2008, a Nigerian diplomat tried to resist posting to […]

Expulsion Orders Redux

Posted 08 February 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

In early 1985 the Buhari government ordered “illegal immigrants” living in Nigeria, most of them Ghanaians numbering hundreds of thousands, to leave the country. That expulsion order gave them till May 10, 1985 to leave. Exactly 23 years after the expiration of that Buhari expulsion order, we reengage the space. Speaking from the point of […]

Not Yet Uhuru by Kalundi Serumaga

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Reading List Makau, C & Tolhuijs, B 2010 Kibera: an anonymous life. Bastiaan Tolhuijs Makau, C, Kibera Blog <http://kiberablog.wordpress.com> Charton-Bigot, H & Rodriguez-Torres, D 2010 Nairobi Today: The Paradox of a Fragmented City. African Books Collective <http://books.google.co.za/books?id=SLX9n4fG5V8C&printsec=frontcover> Tshabangu, A 2011 ‘Kibera imoja’ Exhibition, Gallery Momo <http://www.gallerymomo.com/images/stories/press/Andrew_Tshabangu_Press_release.pdf> Kahora, B (Ed) Kwani? 06 – The Kenya I […]

When History is Suspended (In memory of Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave) Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Maputo

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

  Reading List Bhekimpilo, S 2009 ‘The man in flames.(Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave)’. Critical Arts, July 2009 Ugah, A 2009 The Burning Man. DVD, Filmmakers Against Racism, Johannesburg <http://filmmakers-against-racism.blogspot.com/2008/07/burning-man-ernesto-alfabeto-nhamuave_17.html> O’Toole, S 2009 ‘A Message to Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave’, Mahala <http://www.mahala.co.za/art/a-message-to-ernesto-alfabeto-nhamuave/> Underhill, G & Khumalo, S 2010 ‘No justice for burning man,’ Mail & Guardian <http://mg.co.za/article/2010-07-30-no-justice-for-burning-man > […]

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