Instead of another story on the white refugee crisis, “The New York Times” recently did some real reporting on the state of education for the majority of the country’s black schoolchildren. And they did not just blame the ANC government.

Two stories. Serious. Here and here. (The first focuses on a school in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town and the second on a social movement that has grown out of the struggle for equal education.

I was struck how similar these conditions seemed to when I was a high school student 20 years ago.

The stories were accompanied by a video report:

Further Reading

Dog day afternoon

The basic lesson from Halima Ouardiri’s short film, “Clebs,” about over 750 stray dogs living in a Moroccan sanctuary: We behave just like dogs.

The cover up

A Kenyan investigative journalist reflects on the capture of a genocidaire in Paris after 26 years on the run and its significance to the families of the victims left in his wake.