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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

A ditch to climb

In South Africa, the political class uses foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. However, immigrants are and always have been part of the excluded.