Friday, April 30th, 2010

Rankin does South Africa

With the World Cup in South Africa around the corner, the BBC is whetting audience appetites through a special season called the “Wonderful Africa Season“. It is billed as “a wide ranging season of films looking at the arts and culture, life and landscape of Africa in advance of this year’s World Cup”, and as

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Joe Slovo was a Communist, and my hero

When as a teenager in 1980s Apartheid South Africa I first learned of Joe Slovo, I thought he must be black since most whites at the time did not necessarily side with the liberation struggle against Apartheid. Joe...