6 minutes read November 15, 2010 Learning Zulu The plane hits the tarmac with a brief thud. I have landed in South Africa, for the first time. As I exit through the sliding doors of the baggage claim….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read December 1, 2009 REVERSE RACISM A recent survey shows that white people still sit comfortably atop the pile of income earners in South Africa. The latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute….. Read More 5 minutes read October 23, 2009 THE RACE ISSUE The Johannesburg weekly newspaper, “Mail & Guardian,” recently published its (annual?) “Race Issue.” The idea of a “Race Issue” seems odd as a topic in South Africa since race define….. Read More 1 minute read October 6, 2009 APARTHEID'S FINAL TRICK Researcher Kelly Rosenthal writing in the Mail & Guardian about witnessing the beat-down of a poor black homeless man by black security guards in a shopping mall in Cape Town….. Read More 1 minute read October 4, 2009 POLITICAL "ETHNICITY" Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city,….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read September 13, 2009 South Africa: "The whites are pretending it didn't happen. The blacks are pretending to forgive" One of the most clearheaded assessments of the new South Africa that I’ve read in a while. It’s a line from an article by The Guardian’s South Africa correspondent, David Smith…… Read More 1 minute read August 31, 2009 THE REAL VICTIMS OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA The death by suicide of 22- year-old S’khumbuzo Douglas Mhlongo on Friday is an extreme example of how some of our laws and regulations may be adding unnecessary burdens to….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.