6 minutes read September 30, 2014 The Fingo Festival Revolution in South Africa’s Eastern Cape “You’ve got a car? It’s less than two hours from here” says a Rasta woman I’ve known for a total of ten minutes. In that time, she’s managed to convince me….. Read More 6 minutes read October 15, 2013 Where is Grahamstown? On 10 October 2013, a certain segment of white South Africans left their children with the “girl” for a couple of hours as they marched through the streets demanding acknowledgement….. Read More 5 minutes read September 25, 2013 Some of my best friends are braaiers I have always felt uncomfortable with the idea of a ‘National Braai Day’ in South Africa, and the accompanying media bombardment of feel-good messages, advertisements for meat and beer and….. Read More 1 minute read June 12, 2011 Music Break I first saw Kesivan Naidoo play at the Independent Armchair Theater in Observatory. I was living around the corner at the time. He played drums in Tribe, a band fronted….. Read More 1 minute read May 12, 2011 More Chalk You’d think the people behind this ad for the annual National Arts Festival in South Africa’s Grahamstown have been watching too many Spoek videos recently. I would love to see….. Read More 2 minutes read May 7, 2011 'We cannot say we are free' If you judged South Africa by the results of the regular elections held there, you’d miss a lot. There’s one coming up later this month. As we wrote here a….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.