Introduction: Reckoning with apartheid the conundrum of working through the past

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Today in South Africa issues of political economy, including the land question, are necessarily coming face-to-face with a resurgent politics of difference informing long-standing histories of dispossession whose continuities with such politics of difference are frequently denied. Despite the country's “transition” to democracy a genuinely decolonial present has not, as yet, come into being. But from #Rhodes-MustFall to #FeesMustFall to the October 6, 2015, anti–outsourcing campaign there is a growing sense that the incompletion of the transition to democracy is being contested and that the interregnum is drawing to a close as something genuinely new is trying to be born.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Makhulu, AMB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 256 - 262

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-226X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-201X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1215/1089201x-3603319

Citation Source

  • Scopus