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Media, Social Movements and the State: Competing Images of HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Sean Jacobs and Krista Johnson Abstract South Africa’s mainstream print and broadcast media have attained a central role in shaping the discourse about HIV/AIDS as a result of their… Read More

Patrolling the Resource Transfer Frontier: Economic Rights and the South African Constitutional Court’s Contributions to International Justice

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Henry J. Richardson, III Abstract Coming out of the apartheid nightmare in1994, South Africa became an immediate sovereign beacon for global justice with its path-breaking Constitution of 1996 that… Read More

South African Land Reform and the Global Development Industry

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Thackwray Driver Abstract Over the past decade, “land issues” have reclaimed centre stage in international development debates, with Hernando De Soto’s influential work on land tenure and capitalism playing… Read More

The Ash Heap of History: Reflections on Historical Research in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Robert Edgar Abstract When I began conducting research as a graduate student in southern Africa in 1973, I was following in the wake of an intrepid group of American… Read More

“Mannenberg”: Notes on the Making of an Icon and Anthem

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by John Edwin Mason Abstract Abdullah Ibrahim’s [Dollar Brand] composition “Mannenberg” was an instant hit, when it was released on the 1974 album, Mannenberg is Where It’s Happening. This paper shows that… Read More

Invisible Resurrection: The Recreation of a Communist Party in South Africa in the 1950’s

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Sheridan Johns Abstract: Gwendolen Carter frequently mentioned communism in her seminal 1958 book, The Politics of Inequality: South Africa Since 1948. This paper will analyze South African communism in the… Read More

Introduction: The Politics of Inequality: South Africa Then and Now

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by R. Hunt Davis, Jr. Guest Editor Each year for nearly a quarter century, the University of Florida Center for African studies has honored Gwendolen M. Carter’s association with the… Read More

Breaking with Township Gangsterism: The Struggle for Place and Voice

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Doria Daniels & Quinton Adams Abstract For many Cape Flats communities in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, gangsterism defines the dominant culture. How the state of wellness in… Read More

Global Opening for Hungary: A New Beginning for Hungarian Africa Policy?

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by István Tarrósy and Péter Morenth Abstract Following the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union it held between January and June 2011, the Hungarian government introduced a new… Read More

Umpiring Federalism in Africa: Institutional Mosaic and Innovations

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Adem Kassie Adebe Abstract Federalism institutionalizes the division of powers and creates the circumstances that render inter-governmental disputes almost inevitable. It is therefore necessary that federal constitutions establish mechanisms… Read More