AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Zulus

Monday, March 1st, 2010

God was Afrikaans

Satirist Evita Bezuidenhout breaking down the declining significance of the famous war between the Zulus and the Boers in mid-19th century “as God was looking the other way.”  The Boer victory became part of the founding myths of Apartheid and of Afrikaner identity. Apparently now it was only propaganda; it never existed. Via

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

THE POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY OF JACOB ZUMA

Jacob Zuma, the President of Africa’s most powerful democracy since April 2009, and the recently chosen ‘African President of the Year’ (Sapa 2009), arouses strong passions from his supporters and detractors. So to shed light on the...

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

POLITICAL “ETHNICITY”

Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city, Durban. The attackers shouted: “‘The AmaMpondo are...