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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…..

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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…..

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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…..

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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…..

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'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…..