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Joel Modiri

Pan-Africanism, African philosophy, and critical race theory. 7 While birthed in the historical conditions of colonisation and apartheid and resistance to them in ‘South Africa’, the Azanian tradition works within a continental Pan Africanist

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Theorising Race

Imagining Possibilities

Kira Erwin and Gerhard Maré

This special issue emerges from a concern with academic practice around researching and theorising race, racialism and racism; particularly within the current theoretical climate in which race is, in the majority, accepted as a social construct. In public thinking and discourse, however, acceptance of the biological existence of races continues to dominate in many societies. Racial classification also continues in many state practices in South Africa such as the collection of racial demographics though the national census, and through countless private and public officials reporting towards government-stipulated race-based employment acts. These classification practices raise contradictions for the constitutional goal of non-racialism in South Africa. South Africa has also signed and ratified the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Professional Interest/Pages/CERD.aspx), which aims to eliminate racial discrimination in member states. The convention, to which member states are legally bound, raises a number of pressing issues that, to date, are not present in a wider national debate on the continued use of race in South African state policy. For example, there is little recognition by the state of the difficulties associated with identifying a targeted group based on race, nor clarity as to whether these groups are identified through markers based on phenotype, or socio-economic or cultural differences. Nor is there open discussion on the use of terms such as fair and unfair discrimination and how they relate to terms such as distinction and differentiation (see Bossuyt 2000), and the legal consequences of using such terms.

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For Us, By Us

Towards a More Just Philosophical Community

Bryan Mukandi

Philosophy (ASCP), Richard Colledge observes the following: The notion of Continental Philosophy as a contestably ‘western’ discipline was brought into sharp relief via a series of dialogues during and following our 2017 annual conference concerning race

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Editorial

Some Senses of Pan-Africanism from the South

Christopher Allsobrook

argues that one cannot presume shared values and African solidarity in such a gigantic land of complex ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. He warns against simplistic bigotry in calls for race-based Pan-African unity, which exacerbate

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Erasing the Nation

The Historiography of African Nationalism in Conqueror South Africa

Terblanche Delport

political party, prepared because conditions was not yet ripe for revolution in South Africa, to work within and take advantage of existing political institutions. … Though it could, on occasion, be accused of opportunist expediency over the race issue, in

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Anjuli Webster

conqueror South Africa. He assumes the existence of white people and the settler colonial project in South Africa as unproblematic. Indeed, he implies that the ‘white race’ has a right to exist and develop their ‘civilisation’ without the threat of undue

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Maša Mrovlje and Jennet Kirkpatrick

interests and loyalties and shaped by a plethora of situational factors beyond their full control, including the hierarchies of gender, race and class inequality. Indeed, the moral dilemmas they confront can stem from their embeddedness within the same

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Ndumiso Dladla

) Conception of Non-Racialism ’. Theoria 64 ( 153 ): 101 – 127 . 10.3167/th.2017.6415307 Dladla , N. 2020 . Here Is a Table: A Philosophical Essay on History and Race/ism . Stellenbosch : African Sun Media . Eze , E. C . 1997 . Postcolonial

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Jafta Masemola's Master Key

Experimental Notes on Azanian Aesthetic Theory

Athi Mongezeleli Joja

’ ( Maaba 2004: 264 ), today invocations such as ‘one settler one bullet’ or even its iterations in the current debacle over ‘Land or Death’ 6 retain the psychic anxiety that impulsively curtails any ‘race talk’ in the guise of retaining a superficial

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Introduction

Traces of Pan Africanism and African Nationalism in Africa Today

Denis Goldberg

all people regardless of race gender, religious belief, etc. A fundamental question to be asked is, to what traditional rights do traditional leaders refer, if these ‘traditional rights’ are closely bound up with cultural attitudes? Are we speaking of