Twenty Years of Defeat

Today, South Africans will likely reelect Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress. But the party of Nelson Mandela is losing ground.

The Two Mandelas

While Mandela was certainly a “great historical figure,” too many tributes have been unable to move beyond hagiography.

Dispatch from South Africa

October 15 marked the official “Occupy Everywhere” day in in 952 cities located in 82 countries. The message even reached my sleepy university town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I joined a group of my fellow students and marched to the town square marked for Occupation to join with comrades from […]

Benjamin Fogel

Benjamin Fogel is a journalist and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the managing editor of Amandla magazine and part of the Africa is a Country editorial collective.