"Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa’s Democracy" by Richard Pithouse
Senior Research Fellow Dr Richard Pithouse's forthcoming book "Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa’s Democracy" is being launched in March.
Xenophobia in Grahamstown: 'We are not leaving!'
The xenophobic attacks that began in Grahamstown last week have displaced more than 500 people. Families are split, with men having been evacuated due to fears for their safety. And the response from the municipality and the police has only added to their pain. But Grahamstown is their home and leaving is not an option.
Grahamstown Spring: As real as the smell of rain on dry earth
Everybody knows, to borrow a line from Leonard Cohen, that the deal is rotten. Everybody knows that we can’t carry on as we are.
Where poverty meets xenophobia: Grahamstown, a city in crisis
Five hundred people have been directly affected by xenophobic attacks in Grahamstown. Men have been evacuated from town for their safety while their wives and children remain behind, not confident that police will protect them.