Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

‘Let’s pray that this is one bit of culture that won’t make it out of Africa’

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Predicting ‘The Moment of Revolution’

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The Proper Use of a Vuvuzela

Geert Wilders, the rightwing Dutch politician was in New York last week to lend support to his American counterparts at a rally in lower Manhattan near the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Then this happened: On...

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Vuvuzelas All Around

Now that the criticisms of the vuvuzela have subsided and the sounds of the vuvuzela will soon take a break from the world stage too, we refer you to a fine post written by historian Laurent Dubois...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Vuvuzela Bafana

Courtesy of Ghetto Bassquake (whose World Cup Rivalry series I highly recommend), and just in time for Bafana Bafana’s imminent kickoff against Uruguay, we bring you DJ Sbu’s “Vuvuzela Bafana,” a track “solely dedicated to motivate the...

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Africa really is a country

While everybody back home in South Africa today celebrated Vuvuzela Day, the rest of us had to find something else with which to show our support for our local team – like a T-shirt, for example. So...

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The Vuvuzela in the Room

Celebrating the World Cup does not mean we can’t ask hard questions . No, not that the annoying vuvuzelas are banned, but that thousands of informal traders will lose income because of Fifa-imposed “exclusion zones” around stadiums...