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South Africa's Vaccine Roll-Out and Its Potential Costs to Our Social Contract

Christine Hobden and Heidi Matisonn

-being – is a central feature of social contract theories and frameworks. This article will use the example of the South African state's governance and roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine to draw out the importance of this citizen–citizen relationship within the

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The Case of South Africa

The Societal Impact of COVID-19

Krish Chetty

In early July 2021, while South Africa was in the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country was also in the midst of a dispute between former President Zuma and the National State Capture Commission tasked to identify deep

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Azanian Political Thought and the Undoing of South African Knowledges

Joel Modiri

Azanian tradition lies not in its critique of the negotiated settlement and post-1994 constitutional democracy but rather in its contestation of the very idea of ‘South Africa’. ‘Azania’, after all, was developed precisely as the political, cultural, and

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The Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa

Global and Domestic Trends Following the Failed SRWP Experiment

Giovanni Poggi and Ongama Mtimka

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) finally put its resolution to form a workers’ party to the test in December 2018 and contested the country's sixth national election during the 2019 national general election period

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The South African music landscape and the Copyright Amendment Bill

Malebakeng Forere

This article looks at the twin impediments to the remuneration of musicians in South Africa, namely, technology and a dated legal framework, the latter being addressed in ways that are likely to do more harm than good. The legislature has embarked

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Raewyn Connell and the Making of Masculinity Studies in South Africa

Robert Morrell

I was 11 years old in 1967 when Raewyn Connell's first book, Politics of the Extreme Right (with Florence Gould) was brought out by Sydney University Press. I was not much interested in politics at that time and, in general, South Africans paid

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Reinterpreting the Historical Memory of the Black Peril in South Africa

Mandisi Majavu

Like many historical subjects that have had an enduring and persistent impact on the racist stereotypes of Black people in South Africa, the discussion about the Black Peril is dominated by the voices of white people (Gombay 1991). Naturally, the

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South African Social Science and the Azanian Philosophical Tradition

Anjuli Webster

rules of behaviour in the everyday flow of life but subordinated to the supreme law of South Africa, the 1996 constitution, conquest is an outstanding historical injustice. The insistence that colonial conquest in southern Africa is an outstanding

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South African Rural Girls’ Safety Strategies on the School Journey

Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi, Xolani Ntinga, Ayanda Khumalo, and Zaynab Essack

Introduction In South Africa, since many rural girls walk to school without significant adult supervision ( Statistics South Africa 2021 ) they are exposed to several threats, risks, and vulnerabilities ( Porter et al. 2011 ). Research points

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Surveillance, Discipline and Care

Technologies of Compliance in a South African Tuberculosis Clinic

Jonathan Stadler

the context of the devastating South African HIV/AIDS and TB syndemic, adherence to medical prevention and treatment is regarded as a critical public health concern. The widespread failure to effectively manage the TB epidemic in South Africa 2 is