Winning Communities

[Fahamu] The author argues that arable land that is used for entertainment and other recreational activities in South Africa could be used for agriculture to feed millions of South Africans who cannot afford a decent meal. Trying to “safeguard” the int…

[Fahamu] The author argues that arable land that is used for entertainment and other recreational activities in South Africa could be used for agriculture to feed millions of South Africans who cannot afford a decent meal. Trying to "safeguard" the interests of the middle class by keeping that land for leisure instead of using it for the general good will not protect the interests of the middle class either.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why South African Constitution Must Be Amended

[Fahamu] Almost 24 years after the creation of “New South Africa,” there are loud and angry voices that the constitution of South Africa must be amended and there is a strong demand that there be expropriation of land without compensation. If the const…

[Fahamu] Almost 24 years after the creation of "New South Africa," there are loud and angry voices that the constitution of South Africa must be amended and there is a strong demand that there be expropriation of land without compensation. If the constitution is amended, the author demonstrates why it is important that another mistake is not made with regard to the country's constitution on the fundamental issue such as land.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Land, Factions and Capital in South Africa

[Fahamu] In this piece, I argue that there is a historical continuity that should be put into perspectives that in times of difficulty, capitalist interests find ways to reconcile ideological differences to cohesively self-correct. Using this dialectic…

[Fahamu] In this piece, I argue that there is a historical continuity that should be put into perspectives that in times of difficulty, capitalist interests find ways to reconcile ideological differences to cohesively self-correct. Using this dialectical materialism approach, I conclude that the ANC-led government has been its own impediment on land redistribution through a combination of bureaucratic lethargy, corruption and dogmatic adherence to artificial constructs of the "market".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Urban Land Question – Universities in Cities

[Fahamu] The property relations of a city in South Africa are a phenomenon that has its roots on the colonial interruption of our history and they, today, affect the political economy of higher education generally and the living experiences of students…

[Fahamu] The property relations of a city in South Africa are a phenomenon that has its roots on the colonial interruption of our history and they, today, affect the political economy of higher education generally and the living experiences of students in particular. The fact that universities, old and new, are buildings with a physical address stationed in cities, they are, therefore, not immune from the overall economic challenges facing the nation and how these structurally impact the daily life of a people.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Unknown Soldier – the Inglorious Nigerian Generals

[Fahamu] The sting in the comments by erstwhile British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt” will linger for a long time. Perhaps what makes the animadversion more jarring was that it was made within hearing dist…

[Fahamu] The sting in the comments by erstwhile British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as "fantastically corrupt" will linger for a long time. Perhaps what makes the animadversion more jarring was that it was made within hearing distance of Nigeria's supposed incorruptible leader, President Buhari. The throng of hierophants eager to define Nigeria's identity before its youth can shape their own destiny, capitalised on the nation's perceived weakness. Nigeria was described as a nation of huts (Don

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ICTs Transform Cape Town Into SA’s Smartest, Safest City

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -IN a country facing a myriad of challenges from border security, violent crime, cybercrime, traffic congestion and unemployment, Cape Town is testament information and communications technology (ICT) is the panacea for these ev…

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -IN a country facing a myriad of challenges from border security, violent crime, cybercrime, traffic congestion and unemployment, Cape Town is testament information and communications technology (ICT) is the panacea for these evils bedeviling South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Call to Rename Facilities After Chiredzi Liberation Heroes

[CAJ News] Chiredzi -RESIDENTS of Chiredzi in south-eastern Zimbabwe have appealed to government to rename key facilities after local liberation heroes. The appeal came as the country celebrated 38 years on independence on Wednesday.

[CAJ News] Chiredzi -RESIDENTS of Chiredzi in south-eastern Zimbabwe have appealed to government to rename key facilities after local liberation heroes. The appeal came as the country celebrated 38 years on independence on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe