Headline in South Africa’s The Times newspaper: “Black madams suck, say maids.” The story:

Black domestic workers would rather work for white madams than black “siesies” because they believe whites pay better. This is one of the findings by University of Witwatersrand sociology master’s student Xoliswa Dilata, who investigated the relationship between black employers and domestic workers in Soweto.”


I am not surprised. They’re madams.

* The image is from photographer Edward West‘s series of ordinary black South Africans, “Casting Shadows” (2001).

Further Reading

A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.