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Thursday, February 2nd, 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 in a matter based on your scholarship on South Africa. My immigration law firm is currently representing a family of white Afrikaner farmers who are

Thursday, July 14th, 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 an all-black wait staff in red fezzes....

Monday, June 20th, 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 insight. Most of the op-eds on SACSIS...

Monday, November 15th, 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 area, an elderly woman is waving at...

Tuesday, April 13th, 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 the Film Forum in Manhattan tomorrow. (At...

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