4 minutes read September 21, 2015 #RespecTheProducer | Broken beat in the Durban underground In a week of rigorous bedroom studio tours, I got to tail esteemed writer Kwanele Sosibo as he dug into what it is that’s making the Durban underground tick. Gqom….. Read More 5 minutes read January 6, 2015 Some observations on race and security in South Africa When it rains the whole area goes tick-tick as drops fall on the electric fences. Visitors are greeted with a sign saying ”Warning criminals you are entering a Blue Zone….. Read More 3 minutes read November 20, 2014 #SAHipHop2014: @Okmalumkoolkat has a new album In 2010, I acquired an illegal copy of The Clonious’ Between the dots LP after hearing him play a set on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ Generation Bass programme which used to be….. Read More 51 minutes read November 4, 2014 Making African Celebrity Culture Soon after the MTV Africa Music Awards chief executive drops hints that there will be a special guest, Khloe Kardashian and her entourage appear at the awards’ press conference in Durban, South….. Read More 5 minutes read October 7, 2013 The political arrest of Bandile Mdlalose “Normally it is seen that the poor are poor in mind and that everything needs to be thought for us. But poverty is not stupidity; it is a lack of….. Read More 9 minutes read April 15, 2013 What the post-racials are looking for in South Africa 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….. Read More 5 minutes read June 14, 2012 Dear Mandela, … 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….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.