Martha Legong* argues that the crisis of literacy is linked to other community struggles, and that together, community users and librarians need to organise and lead the movement for literacy.
Mphutlane wa Bofelo* discusses the influence of the 1976 students uprising
Allan Horwitz* discusses the nature of art, poetry and struggle under Apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s, and the ‘new’ poetry in post apartheid South Africa.
In this article Lali Naidoo* looks at liberalisation in Agriculture and its impact on farm workers
In this article Oupa Lehulere examines the specific response of the South African ruling class to the crisis
Ishmael Lesufi examines Cosatu’s response to the crisis and argues that the federation is setting up the South African working class for more defeats
Maria van Driel argues that government’s neoliberal approach to social grants has seen an increase in poverty, with women suffering the most, in spite of increases in government spending on the grants in the past few years
During the xenophobic attacks in Kathorus in 2008, the Kathorus Concerned Residents (KCR), a community organisation, played a central role in discussing and implementing actions to protect foreign nationals. Bheki Xaba argues that this was possible because of the strength and implantation of the organisation in the community.
Silumko Radebe shares the processes and organising tactics that led to the Phiri water case being heard in the Johannesburg High Court
In this article, Molefe Pilane shares the experiences of the Bolsheviks Study Circle in Discussing the importance of study groups generally