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Anne-Maria B. Makhulu; Introduction: Reckoning with Apartheid The Conundrum of Working through the Past. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 August 2016; 36 (2): 256–262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-3603319
Today in South Africa issues of political economy, including the land question, are necessarily coming face-to-face with a resurgent politics of difference informing long-standing histories of dispossession whose continuities with such politics of difference are frequently denied. Despite the country's “transition” to democracy a genuinely decolonial present has not, as yet, come into being. But from #Rhodes-MustFall to #FeesMustFall to the October 6, 2015, anti-outsourcing campaign there is a growing sense that the incompletion of the transition to democracy is being contested and that the interregnum is drawing to a close as something genuinely new is trying to be born.