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2021 The contribution of the HSRC to research on the history of the South African liberation struggle, 1969-2019

Research on South African history at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) reached a high point during the 1970s after the establishmen...

2021 Storying ourselves: black consciousness thought and adolescent agency in 21st-century Africa

Mindful of 2020's global focus on questions of systemic racism, this article looks at the continuing salience of the South African activist ...

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2020 Mafeje: scholar-activist with noble convictions

This critical review of an edited volume of Archie Mafeje's writings closes gaps in what is known about his political upbringing, his scient...