2 minutes read November 13, 2013 Shameless Self Promotion: T.O. Molefe makes New York Times debut The New York Times gave us Kristof, Friedman and Brooks. We gave them the Rt Hon T.O. Molefe. Africa is a Country’s T.O. Molefe, one of two dozen new columnists, made his debut in The International New York Times today. Read More 4 minutes read September 24, 2013 Mapping neoliberalism The recent release of crime statistics by the national Minister of Safety and Security Nathi Mthethwa has reaffirmed Cape Town as the most dangerous city in the country. Most South….. Read More 3 minutes read June 20, 2013 The Poo Fighters Around the world, people struggle for adequate, decent toilets. In schools and prisons across the United States, women struggle to find decent and private toilets. Women farm workers struggle and….. Read More 3 minutes read April 17, 2013 Yes, some Africans do admire Margaret Thatcher Today is Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, to which guests have been asked to “wear full day ceremonial dress without swords.” Remember when we blogged about Margaret Thatcher’s terrible legacy? Read it….. Read More 4 minutes read February 20, 2013 Mamphela Ramphele has a Party Apathetic liberal hearts in South Africa (and some in the mainstream media) will beat a little faster, but fleetingly, for the cause of “Agang” (‘Let us build’ in Sesotho; though….. Read More 8 minutes read November 22, 2012 The View from the Cape When legal apartheid finally ended in 1994, South Africa’s new democracy faced one overwhelming challenge: to improve the lives of the country’s poor, or at least to maintain the hope….. Read More 3 minutes read February 7, 2012 Cape Town’s make-believe politics Cape Town’s local politics seems to be getting more and more distressing. Last week the Rondebosch Common, a public plot of open land in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch in….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.