South Africa stands at the precipice of a major economic crisis. In this increasingly dangerous situation, the near collapse of the state-owned electricity utility, Eskom, presents a set of serious challenges to the working class and society at large.
Since 1996, activists in Xolobeni, a coastal region in South Africa, have been fighting a foreign mining conglomerate that learned that their ancestral lands happen to be rich in titanium.
This dossier offers a sparkling introduction to Fanon’s life and work, stressing the contemporary political traction of his radical humanism, and noting that his work carries an ‘irrepressible openness to the universal’ and an axiomatic commitment to ‘recognize the open door of every consciousness’.