Art, Politics and South Africa

One of the most striking things about art in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century has been its political voice. Dictators have been frightened of criticism through art. The Soviets imprisoned or exiled many writers. The Chinese communist party censors all forms of art. Hitler burnt many books. Movies like Cry Freedom did a lot to […]

South Africa and Thailand

In March 1992 South Africa and Thailand agreed on consular relations. This is surprisingly late for countries that are on opposite sides of the Indian Ocean. Since consular relations were established between the two countries there has been a warm relationship. There have been several diplomatic delegations between the South Africa and Thailand. The South […]

Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda recently became the first female Prime Minister of a Southern African country. All eyes in the region are on Malawi to see what Joyce Banda will be able to achieve as the first woman to assume the top job in the country. Joyce Banda is a confirmed female activist. She is also committed […]