0 minutes Less than a minute read March 7, 2012 ‘An extra day to be black’ I know we’re already seven days into March, but visual artist Michael Paul Britto’s request for ‘an extra day to be black’ in mainstream media outlets, still holds. (For those in….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 18, 2011 Street Party, Johannesburg The series Security [by photographer Mikhael Subotzky] takes as its subject the guards employed for protection by the middle and upper classes in wealthy districts of Johannesburg. It includes a….. Read More 1 minute read March 25, 2011 Music Break I love this track, “It Would Be,” by Cape Town’s Alleycat (government name: Enslin Grootboom) featuring fellow rapper, T100. The song is Cape Town for real: riding the Jamaican riddim, the….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 17, 2010 New Zealand Haiku by the Cape Town poet Gus Ferguson, on the (not so new anymore) “Neighborhoods Market” (UPDATE: It’s actually the Neighborgoods Market) at the Old Biscuit Mill shop complex in….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 27, 2010 Working Class and Gay in South Africa [vodpod id=Video.3134475&w=425&h=350&fv=] CNN has a story on why despite South Africa’s progressive laws, lesbians and gays are still under attack there. The basic moral of the piece is that if….. Read More 1 minute read November 9, 2009 PHOTOGRAPHY / 'KINGSMEAD EYES' [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3872393&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D7435231%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A2580330%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] Read More 1 minute read October 6, 2009 APARTHEID'S FINAL TRICK Researcher Kelly Rosenthal writing in the Mail & Guardian about witnessing the beat-down of a poor black homeless man by black security guards in a shopping mall in Cape Town….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.