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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2020 Keorapetse Kgositsile: revolutionary poet laureate

South Africa's Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2018, "Professor" Keorapetse William 'Bra Willie' Kgositsile was strongly influenced by his grandm...

2020 Bernard Magubane: 'analysing the colonial situation'

Bernard Makhosezwe Magubane was a prominent academic and political activist who challenged the Eurocentric biases of sociology and anthropol...

2020 Archie Mafeje: an afrocentric social science?

Monwabisi Archibald 'Archie' Mafeje was a world-renowned academic who taught and worked in some of the top universities on three continents....

2020 David Webster: a life cut short

Academic and anti-apartheid activist David Webster spent his childhood, adolescence, student days and academic life in one or the other of "...