Illustration: Sarah John

Green medicine

Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Johannesburg

Ways of belonging. Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace, Yewande Omotoso feels the tug of home.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Johannesburg

Befriending a namesake leads Yewande Omotoso down paths she hadn’t followed before.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
Illustration: Sarah John

Race and the city

Yewande Omotoso reflects on why no-nonsense Johannesburg is the place that suits her best.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
The city in public

The city in public

Yewande Omotoso moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
Members of the South African National Youth Orchestra walk on a beach in Cape Town after a performance. Zinhle Mfaba and Nina Cilliers became friends through playing in the orchestra. ‘When we’re playing together, we’re in sync – we’re there for a common cause. That brings us together and makes us one,’ says Mfaba.Photo: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

South Africa’s born-frees

This year, South Africa marks 25 years since its first democratic elections, which ended white minority rule, made Nelson Mandela president and gave all South Africans equal political rights. Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs the young South Africans who have known only life in the post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Zuma and the nation

Zuma and the nation

Zuma’s trial is just one symptom of South Africa’s problems, Neil Thompson reports.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Photo: GovernmentZA/Flickr

Introducing... Cyril Ramaphosa

Whatever his shortcomings, Ramaphosa is probably the last chance for the older generation of ANC leadership to make good on long-promised equality and justice, Richard Swift writes.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Protestors celebrate the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town, April 2015.Photo: Desmond Bowles under a CC licence

Over the rainbow

A new generation of black activists in South Africa don’t have the ‘patience’ of their parents. Chris Webb looks at how the education system has become a flashpoint of struggle.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Photo: Thomas Lewton

Get up, stand up!

Meet the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom in South Africa. Interview by Alice McCool.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Bitter grapes sweeten in South Africa

Bitter grapes sweeten in South Africa

Peter Kenworthy on a striking success for wine workers.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
The missing Ayotzinapa teachers remembered in Oaxaca, Mexico.Photo: Jim West/Alamy Stock Photo

The fight goes on…

Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe, from this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Carry-on up the Limpopo

Carry-on up the Limpopo

Cristiana Moisescu reports on 'cinema in a backpack'.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Photo: Epa/Nic Bothma

Introducing Julius Malema

The rise of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party, and its leader, speaks volumes, says Richard Swift.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Photo: Courtesy of the Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves: Desmond D'Sa

The South African environmental justice crusader has taken on the industrial giants despoiling his community. He tells Veronique Mistiaen of the strength of a people united behind a cause.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014

Art is politics

Mark Engler revisits Paul Simon's 'Graceland'.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Mandela, my hero!

The current 'beatification' of Mandela is an attempt to neutralize his political legacy, says Steve Parry.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
African village January, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Gold trouble September, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
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