• Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

    Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

    Mandy Weiner, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored (Johannesburg: Macmillan, 2018) ALL countries have a criminal underworld. But when it merges with the overworld, society is in deep trouble. Mandy Wiener’s latest book concludes that […]

     
  • Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid

    Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid

    Ian Macqueen, Black Consciousness and Progressive Movements under Apartheid (Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press, 2018) IN popular perception Black Consciousness (BC) is often portrayed as a breakaway, isolationist tendency; a mirror image of apartheid promoting the interests […]

     
  • A betrayal of epic proportions

    A betrayal of epic proportions

    LAST month we buried our mother. Her ashes lie in a peaceful, but well-frequented, English village churchyard directly under the highest point of the Cotswold hills; close to those of our father. At her funeral […]