Monday, April 15th, 2013
April marks the springtime festival of fertility and harvest, Holi, which is celebrated throughout northern India. Because Holi is a yearly event that includes a large amount of revelry, without the obvious presence of the sacred, it’s become adapted by some odd pockets of people. I even saw a “Festival of Colours Run” race recently:
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Midway through ‘Dear Mandela’, Mazwi Nzimande, one of its young protagonists, is rallying a crowd. He’s young, nervous. He looks down at his hands as he takes the microphone, wearing his organisation’s trademark red t-shirt.
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
From the Otelo Burning soundtrack (we still owe the soundtrack a review), here’s ‘Walk on Water’ by Reason. The film about a group of young South African surfers, set in 1989, comes with an official mixtape.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
In Durban, South Africa, “shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes … … and threw them into transit camps, where...
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
In the latest of those ubiquitous lists/rankings floating around the web, a Mexican research group has listed the world's most dangerous cities based on homicide rates. Most of the top candidates are listed from Central and South...
Monday, December 13th, 2010
By Bronwynne Pereira Guest Blogger Fool in a Bubble, a film, produced and directed by Joshua Sternlicht, is a contributory piece of documentary narratives that assists us further in understanding the constructions of Whiteness in South Africa....