7 minutes read November 13, 2012 Kyle Shepherd X Artists loathe hyper-intellectualism. Rationalization tends to eradicate emotion and surrendering passion becomes another way to pay the devil. But then there are those artists whose intellectualism is a birthright, not….. Read More 1 minute read February 2, 2012 Inbox It has come to this. Don’t focus too much on the ‘your scholarship’ line. An email from an American lawyer in my inbox: I am writing to request your help….. Read More 4 minutes read July 18, 2011 The people of Blikkiesdorp For at least 3 years now South African photographer Lizane Louw have chronicled the lives of the people of Blikkiesdorp (translation: Tin Town), a temporary relocation camp in Delft–not to….. Read More 1 minute read May 6, 2011 Postapartheid Ideology The video for “Go Getter,” by Johannesburg’s MB featuring Malika, which I saw playing once or twice on a TV in the background (TV’s are always on in people’s houses….. Read More 1 minute read April 12, 2010 The Land Question Once you get pass Julius Malema’s ramblings or the fact that whites play the victim card so well, it is easy to forget who the real victims of the new….. Read More 1 minute read March 26, 2010 Till Jesus Comes Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s President, may not after all, rule as he promised “till Jesus comes“*. Read More 1 minute read March 21, 2010 Sharpeville Now Today, March 21, is Human Rights Day in South Africa. It should be called Sharpeville Day instead. 50 years ago today white police attacked and killed 69 black protesters (they….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.