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 9 minutes read July 15, 2015 PLATINUM: Public expressions of waiting with patience and pangas On 27 June, I went to check out the launch of PLATINUM, a mini-publication by photographer Jason Larkin and writer Jack Shenker. It’s a combination of large format posters and….. Read More 4 minutes read July 13, 2015 Kemang Wa Lehulere: History will break your heart “There still is the demand for black artists to exoticize themselves. The same struggle that Ernest Mancoba was having is still around and oftentimes one does not have to be….. Read More 4 minutes read July 13, 2015 The Westville Buy, Swap and Sell(-ing of a domestic worker online) I generally have the expectation that every so often something racist and problematic from South Africa will show up in my Facebook feed. But even when I think I’m ready,….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.