The month of August came and went explosively in South Africa, with 34 striking miners killed in a hail of police bullets. Ten more have died in the protracted strike (2 police, 2 security guards, and an additional 6 mineworkers). While the Africa is a Country collective was officially on vacation, we tweeted extensively about the […]
On Thursday, the Al Jazeera English program, “The Stream,” discussed the 100th anniversary of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress or ANC. I was a guest on the 30 minute live show. It proved to be a lot of fun, though technical difficulties meant we did not often hear the other guests.