5 minutes read May 30, 2014 “Miners Shot Down;” a haunting and emotional documentary When Mzoxolo Magidiwana, a miner from Marikana in South Africa’s Northwest Province, traces his family lineage of miners at Lonmin Mines, he invokes in me memories of how I narrowly….. Read More 12 minutes read March 29, 2013 Popstars, Politicians and Personhood: A Conversation with Masello Motana South African actress/singer/writer Masello Motana has had a career in the entertainment business that many would envy. She has played a leading role in a number of South African television….. Read More 8 minutes read February 21, 2013 The Book of Marikana Guest Post by Christopher Webb The day after the police shot 34 miners at Marikana a small group gathered outside the gates of parliament in Cape Town. Barely 100 people,….. Read More 5 minutes read February 19, 2013 Extreme Makeover: The Patri$e Mot$epe Edition Perhaps it is unfair to be skeptical of the announcement a few weeks ago by South Africa’s first black dollar billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, that he will donate half of the….. Read More 9 minutes read December 28, 2012 10 Contested Images of 2012 Remember that little video campaign called #Kony2012? Yeah, we wish we could forget too. Few videos have reached the magnitude of pestilence that the non-profit Invisible Children’s video achieved this….. Read More 3 minutes read May 3, 2011 Cyril Ramaphosa and AIDS The latest print issue of Foreign Policy Magazine has an essay by South African writer Johnny Steinberg on creative writing about the AIDS pandemic in that country. Steinberg covers the….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.