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 3 minutes read July 14, 2011 White Wedding UPDATED: The internets have been rightly outraged at a white couple, “Dave and Chantal,” who decided on a “colonial” (and Apartheid) theme at their wedding in South Africa complete with….. Read More 6 minutes read June 20, 2011 Putting up with being insulted by Malema The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) keeps bringing it. This is not the handwringing of The Daily Maverick (another, more commercial online news portal from there) passing for….. Read More 6 minutes read November 15, 2010 Learning Zulu The plane hits the tarmac with a brief thud. I have landed in South Africa, for the first time. As I exit through the sliding doors of the baggage claim….. Read More 1 minute read April 13, 2010 The Struggle for South Africa “Have You Heard from Johannesburg?,” an eight and a half-hour, seven part film series by acclaimed director Connie Field about the global movement against Apartheid starts a two-week run at….. Read More 1 minute read November 15, 2009 FW de Klerk’s version of history Recently Guardian journalist Gary Younge reminded me of an interview he did with FW de Klerk, the ast Apartheid President of South Africa in 1999 while De Klerk was promoting….. Read More 4 minutes read October 10, 2009 WEEKEND LINKS / MIXTAPES, EMIGRATION, RACE, BINGO, JACKSON FIVE, GENDER VIOLENCE, DANCEHALL, AFRICOM, CHRIS HANI, JULIUS MALEMA, AND BRICK CITY A busy week on the personal front (more on that another time) so that means a lot of stuff gets the speed blog treatment. * First up, a link to….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.