4 minutes read January 28, 2015 It makes perfect sense to name one of Cape Town’s busiest roads after FW de Klerk All this controversy around honoring former Apartheid president FW de Klerk by renaming one of Cape Town’s busiest streets after him got me thinking. The act of public naming is….. Read More 5 minutes read December 18, 2014 I’m so happy in Cape Town Cape Town is such a beautiful city. I mean, look at it: those majestic mountains, the deep blue sea, world-class vineyards, a new consmopolitan zone of creative hipsterdom, and not….. Read More 4 minutes read May 29, 2014 The story of a South African “tribe” In October 2013, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, speaking at the Bethesda Methodist Church in the north of Johannesburg, warned us of a resurgence of tribalism in South Africa. In January of….. Read More 5 minutes read October 7, 2013 The political arrest of Bandile Mdlalose “Normally it is seen that the poor are poor in mind and that everything needs to be thought for us. But poverty is not stupidity; it is a lack of….. Read More 4 minutes read September 24, 2013 Mapping neoliberalism The recent release of crime statistics by the national Minister of Safety and Security Nathi Mthethwa has reaffirmed Cape Town as the most dangerous city in the country. Most South….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.