5 minutes read November 6, 2014 The Spear of the People In September this year, Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo would have turned 65 years old. But on February 25, 1991, an apartheid hit squad murdered the traditional leader and Contralesa president as….. Read More 7 minutes read August 30, 2013 South African photographer Kitty’s puzzling characters A good photo tells a story – a great photo keeps you guessing. And that’s just what Kitty’s images do: they’re mysterious, and interpretation of them lies, mostly, in the….. Read More 4 minutes read December 7, 2012 The New York Times reports on political violence in South Africa The New York Times correspondent Lydia Polgreen’s report, earlier this week, on the murder of an African National Congress (ANC) candidate for a local town council in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province in….. Read More 1 minute read March 22, 2012 This is democracy In Durban, South Africa, “shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes … [in order to allow the construction of a road] …….. Read More 2 minutes read October 6, 2011 Cricket Practice in East London Read More 4 minutes read May 19, 2011 Perspective on 2011 SA Local Elections If you’re tired of the nonsense published in The New York Times or on the BBC website about yesterday’s local elections in South Africa or can’t bear the spin that….. Read More 1 minute read April 9, 2010 Bhekumuzi Luthuli The maskandi musician Bhekumuzi Luthuli passed away Wednesday after a long illness. He was only 48. Maskandi music is associated with the rural parts of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. It is….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.