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South Africa



  • Listen: A History of Pandemic Xenophobia and Racism

    Historical examples abound of public health crises exacerbating racial tensions and exclusions. Medical historian Alexandre White discusses his work on a plague pandemic in early 20th century South Africa 



  • When Nature is Valued over Human Life

    A review of Jacob S. T. Dlamini’s "Safari Nation: A Social History of Kruger National Park" examines how the government of South Africa used tourism promotion to justify the establishment of its apartheid regime. 



  • The Hidden Faces of Apartheid (Review)

    A new book documents the way that the South African security forces targeted percevied opponents of apartheid for extrajudicial killing. 



  • South Africa: Twenty-Five Years Since Apartheid

    by Zeb Larson

    Twenty-five years ago, South Africa peacefully transitioned from a white-minority government to a black majority government, yet the legacy of apartheid still lingers today.



  • Fidel Castro and Apartheid

    by Matt Peppe

    Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa.