4 minutes read January 30, 2015 Roger Young’s ‘Keys, Money, Phone’ explores the heart of young whiteness in Cape Town Something is shifting in South Africa. White privilege is a hot topic, specifically in print and social media, and for good reason. In the past few months, a number of….. Read More 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 3 minutes read December 12, 2014 Explaining Racism to a White South African Liberal When I say, to a black person, “that place” or “that person” is racist, they know what I mean. The same statement to a white person requires qualification. It has….. Read More 3 minutes read November 10, 2014 The Bullshit Files: Cape Town’s “Mandela” Ray Ban “Sculpture” “Real art makes those with privilege feel uncomfortable”–Tokolos Stencils. “Did you see this Madiba shit they’re putting up on Sea Point promenade?” read my girlfriend’s instant message. I had to….. Read More 18 minutes read November 3, 2014 The Politics of Postapartheid Housing At the heart of apartheid lay the fortification of South African cities as white spaces. Above all, this meant the prevention of non-whites from entering city centers by force if….. Read More 3 minutes read October 24, 2014 Pan-African fashion that rejects “social entrepreneurship” ‘Kushn’ is a chic, afro-futurist fashion and design store based in Cape Town. Owners Greer Valley and her husband, Themba Mntambo, started the company three years ago using leather and….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.