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Notes on Contributors


Debating ‘race’ in South African scholarship
Deborah Posel, Jonathan Hyslop and Noor Nieftagodien, i

Keynote Addresses

The Age of Love
Francoise Verges, 1

Liberating race from Apartheid
Xolela Mangcu, 18

After the great white error… the great black mirage
Paul Gilroy, 28


What’s in a name? Racial categorisations under apartheid and their afterlife
Deborah Posel, 50
Deborah Posel examines the continuing practice of racial reasoning across all racial groups in post-apartheid South Africa and its implications for racialisation and deracialisation in South Africa today.

Race counts in contemporary South Africa: ‘an illusion of ordinariness’
Gerhard Mare, 75
Gerhard Mare examines the continuing capitulation to race thinking in South Africa and the manner by which it is conveyed,created, and maintained and the control it is given.

Defining people: analysing power, language and representation in metaphors of the new South Africa
Phumla Gqola, 94
Phumla Gqola examines the different discourses of the new South Africa and the different ways by which South Africans use them to construct and reinforce their ideas about the new nation.

Panel Discussion
Neville Alexander, Jane Barrett, Devan Pillay and Raymond Suttner, 107
Neville Alexander, Jane Barrett, Devan Pillay and Raymond Suttner discuss how the issues of race and non-racialisation were tackled in the anti-apartheid era and how they impacted on the effort to craft non-racial organisations and struggles.