'Julius Malema sets the cultural agenda'


The third season of “90 Plein Street,” a scripted series about the travails of a ruling party MP, starts on South African public television tonight. The season’s big topic:  nationalization of mines.  That’s the trailer above. The season is directed by the talented Johannesburg director Khalo Mathabane. Definitely a case of “art” following “life” even if some elites may pretend economic apartheid is just a slogan dreamed up by Julius Malema. Anybody down south watching it tonight (Dylan?). We’d like to get a sense of it.

H/T: Ntone.

Further Reading

The culture wars are a distraction

When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.