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African languages have the power to transform universities

A history lecturer teaching a class about the history of the Xhosa people in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province stops speaking English for a few minutes.

The sickness of xenophobia, and the need for a politics of healing

The never-ending saga of xenophobic violence has again engulfed South Africa. Again the same platitudes are repeated by commentators

Racial terror from Columbus to Charleston

Since the 1920s, Charleston has been the name of a dance, a dance with roots in Africa, made white and famous on Broadway.

Recognition for rising star

Young choreographer celebrated for two dance pieces. Rising star choreographer Nomcebisi Moyikwa, winner of an unprecedented two ovations in one day at the National Arts Festival, started dancing as a 10-year-old in Grahamstown’s community halls.