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Pretty in Pink

In 2009 the British photographer Araminta de Clermont made a set of portraits of high school seniors (locally known as matrics) in their prom night garb (locally known as matric balls). The…..

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The inequality of news

Simon Kuper in the FT Weekend, takes shots at “the news,” maybe also at his own newspaper: … [N]ews has become news about rich people. Today‚Äôs economic inequality is reflected…..

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Kenny Kunene is a Marketing Genius

You have to admire the shameless smarts of Kenny Kunene. In the last two months, the relatively obscure club promoter–unknown before the start of 2011–has assured himself some valuable, free…..

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How to go to the toilet in South Africa

Residents of a shack settlement in Khayelitsha–that’s an area of cheap housing and squatter shacks about 20 miles from the Cape Town’s city center –“were provided communal toilets by the…..

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Word for Word: Desmond Tutu

I think we are at a bad place in South Africa, and especially when you contrast it with the Mandela era. Many of the things that we dreamt were possible…..

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THE MOST UNEQUAL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

The kind of thing new multiracial South African elites–who are all victims now–do not want to talk about: “South Africa is the most consistently unequal society in the world, with…..