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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The fear-riddled DNA

What was Egg Films thinking? This award-winning South African production house responsible for several corporate commercials and short films created this video for 'The DNA project', a local "not-for-profit company committed to advancing justice through the expanded use of DNA evidence in conjunction with a national DNA criminal intelligence database."

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The Nonviolent Transition in South Africa

The American philosopher Lewis Gordon, in an essay on affirmative action: There are those who praise South Africa for making the transformation to a supposedly post-Apartheid society nonviolently. Without violence? The many blacks (in the Black Consciousness...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Street Party, Johannesburg

The series Security takes as its subject the guards employed for protection by the middle and upper classes in wealthy districts of Johannesburg. It includes a watched-over street party and a visual catalogue...

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Eugene Terreblanche is Dead

The murder of  South African white supremacist leader, Eugene Terreblanche, over the weekend, will surely be exploited in the next few days. (Terreblanche was beaten and hacked to death by workers on his farm on Saturday who,...

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

THE ECONOMIST ON CRIME IN SOUTH AFRICA

“… espite public grumbles, the government has had some success. If new police statistics are to be believed, the crime rate for the 21 most serious categories has fallen by nearly a fifth in the...

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