14 minutes read October 6, 2015 Zanele Muholi’s visual activism “Isibonelo/Evidence” at the Brooklyn Museum Back in 2006, David Goldblatt showed me a catalogue showcasing fourteen South African artists’ work, with Zanele Muholi’s photograph of singer Martin Machapa on the cover. Machapa’s dashing young body,….. Read More 13 minutes read September 30, 2015 A reflection from being on the inside of the South African badvertising industry One of the things you must accept when you work in the advertising industry is that it is made up of people who don’t care much about anything (except retaining….. Read More 15 minutes read September 19, 2015 Achille Mbembe on The State of South African Political Life In these times of urgency, when weak and lazy minds would like us to oppose “thought” to “direct action”; and when, precisely because of this propensity for “thoughtless action”, everything….. Read More 2 minutes read July 31, 2015 New South African feature ‘Endless River’ makes film history South African film director and auteur Oliver Hermanus has made film history this week and his cell phone is blowing up. “Yesterday was a hard day for my phone,” he….. Read More 3 minutes read July 28, 2015 Mandela Day: 400 women, 800+ care packs for rape survivors, one vision of South Africa Since 2010, July 18 has been `celebrated’ as Mandela Day. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela aka Madiba was born on July 18, 1918. Last Saturday, South Africa celebrated this day for the….. Read More 5 minutes read July 24, 2015 Mandela Day: Where is our imagination? We’ve just passed that time of year when the Charitable Industrial Complex puts on its Sunday best for Mandela Day. This is the time every year when well-meaning South Africans clad in….. Read More 6 minutes read July 16, 2015 Robin Rhode’s Borne Frieze The first thing you notice when you walk into Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is a traditional white cube room, with a desk close to the window facing….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.