Football historian Chris Bolsmann just sent me a note:

“… If you want to buy the Bafana [Bafana replica shirt] at a ‘reasonable’ price [in the UK; 35 British pounds it is] you get the replica without the team’s Protea logo. Or you pay an extortionate price for the one with the logo.

But even more infuriating, according to Chris, is that Uhlsport, the German goalkeeper equipment manufacturer and sponsor of Bafana keeper Itumeleng Khune, has just released a new range of keeper equipment–with the Springbok logo plastered all over it.

Further Reading

The United States is not a country

The US federal system is a patchwork of states and territories, municipal and local jurisdictions, each with its own laws and regulations. This complex map provides ample opportunities for shell games of “hide the money.”

Growing pains

For all the grief Afropunk gets, including its commercialization and appetite for expansion, it still manages to bring people, mostly black, together over two days for a pretty great party.

The opacity of Fanon

This week on AIAC Talk, we speak with Leswin Laubscher and Derek Hook about the phenomenology of Franz Fanon and the ways he is understood throughout different eras of time.