The Forge exists to facilitate the genesis, presentation and analysis of radical ideas from Pan-African, socialist, feminist and other progressive perspectives. It is a space for the expression and discussion of ideas, and for the development of solidarities that embrace not only socially authorised intellectuals but also intellectuals in popular organisations.
The Forge and uHlanga Press invite you to the launch of Ilifa by Athambile Masola and of Unam Wena by Mthunzikazi A. Mbungwana. In Ilifa, her first published collection of poetry, Athambile Masola gifts us with an isiXhosa that is written as it is spoken – as a language that is urban, alive, and is a reflection of our own unique time […]
SECTION27 marked its ten-year anniversary. This exhibition invites us to take the time to review the performance of this organisation of catalysts for social justice, as we all attempt to evaluate, co-create and operate in this new normal.
The Forge and Melinda Ferguson Books are happy to invite you to the launch of Nation on the Couch by Wahbie Long. Nation on the Couch “explores life in our beloved country through the lens of psychoanalysis. By focusing on the idea of a ‘political unconscious’, it argues that there is much to be learnt […]
The video-installation intervention titled ‘Don’t make me over’ is part of a series of works within the ambit of The Posterity Project: that act as disruption and public provocation, within selected archival and heritage sites. Besides the installation at The Forge and The Commune situated within the newly gentrified heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the Castle […]
ISILILO is a look into the state of health institutions in South Africa through the life of a young boy whose dreams are deferred because of his father’s deteriorating health. As the story unfolds, we encounter young Gcina Mabitsela, the protagonist, having to choose between his career as a soccer star, the love of his life and caring for his father.
Through this programme, The Forge hopes to highlight the radical contribution women have made to shaping our struggle and resistance movements; the enormous contribution made by women to care work, and the significant strides that have been made by women in the fight for working class liberation. Panellists: Dr Lyn OssomeSenior Research Specialist and Feminist […]
Dr. Vashna Jagarnath is a director of both Pan Africa Today and Friends of the Workers. She is also Deputy General Secretary of the Socialists Revolutionary Workers’ Party and works in the office of the General Secretary of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.