Where were South Africa’s enslaved people from?

by Karen Williams  Slavery in South Africa began at the same time as colonisation in 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck, the representative of the Dutch East India Company (the VOC), arrived in Cape Town to set up a refreshment station. Van Riebeeck arrived with two slave girls from “Abyssinia” (Ethiopia). But Van Riebeeck’s arrival did… Read More

‘War – What Is It Good For?’

by Taimour Fazlani As military strategies are being proposed by America, in conjunction with France, against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, once again we must ask the most elementary of questions concerning the act of war: what is it actually good for? The tragedies of conflict have accounted for vast… Read More