AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

‘Township’ is a planet for aliens

A few days ago, Bizcommmunity, an online platform for writings about, amongst other things, content about media, PR and advertising in South Africa published an article riddled with stereotypes. “The township is no longer a foreign land far away and its story is no longer one of the haves and have-nots,” writes one Danette Breitenbach, who has...

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Born Free Films

In a few months, South Africa’s “born free generation” will cast their ballots in the country’s fifth democratic election for the first time. It’s been 20 years since the apartheid government lost power, and yet the country...

Thursday, June 20th, 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 fail to find anything like a toilet...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

My favorite photographs N°6: Stanley Lumax

Stanley Lumax (born in New Jersey, US where his parents, Ghanaian immigrants, settled) lives in Brooklyn. He has made a name for himself photographing hip hop and basketball culture. In our “favorite photographs series” we ask photographers...

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

“How do you feel being a young, black person in South Africa?”

Here.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Freedom’s in the Toilet

Ahead of local government elections in South Africa–scheduled for May–the Democratic Alliance, which governs Cape Town and the Western Cape, spins about its “service delivery successes.” Of course they’re taking of downtown Cape Town and its surrounding,...

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Khayelitsha Blues

South African guitar duo Warongx are two of several artists portrayed in The Creators documentary. Above is an excerpt. By the same makers of the great Invisible Sessions.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

TWO NATIONS

Monday, October 5th, 2009

BANTU EDUCATION

Instead of another story on the white refugee crisis, “The New York Times” recently did some real reporting on the state of education for the majority of the country’s black schoolchildren. And they did not just blame...