• The death of Albert Luthuli

    NUMEROUS activists died as a result of the brutality and dirty tricks of the apartheid state; many in circumstances yet to be fully investigated. But the death of Albert Luthuli is unlikely to be one […]

  • A tale of two fires

    THE FIRE that destroyed the Reichstag (German parliament) in Berlin on 27 February 1933 was one of the most significant events in modern history. Blamed on communists, it enabled President Paul von Hindenburg to issue […]

  • State capture report: the ultimate implications

    ON Sunday 20 December last year, a telling two-part cameo played itself out in Pietermaritzburg. Residents of Northdale gathered at a primary sub-station that had exploded the previous Thursday leaving hundreds without electricity in an […]

  • White Malice: The CIA and the Neo Colonisation of Africa

    Susan Williams, White Malice: The CIA and the Neo Colonisation of Africa (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2021) ‘THE AMERICANS were everywhere.’ This was the view of CIA asset Washington Okumu, a Kenyan well-known to South Africans as […]

  • Confessions of a Stratcom Hitman

    Paul Erasmus, Confessions of a Stratcom Hitman (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2021) THERE was no so-called third force: the propaganda, dirty tricks and orchestrated violence of the transition to democracy were part of Stratcom, a project that […]