Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon have written and directed a noir TV series that evokes nostalgia and the tension and violence of Cape Town’s nightlife.
A post-colonial visual meditation on archive, memory, and colonial violence.
Duane Jethro goes to South African fast food chain, Chicken Licken, to eat a Big John Burger, and finds out the postcolonial feelings it inspires.
A documentary film about a black filmmaker and her struggles to make a film about Marike de Klerk.
The renaming of streets is an important urban decolonial practice.
The decision to relocate Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks’s home from Detroit to Berlin, Germany, is another case of white savior complex.
One of the most scandalous statistics at the University of Cape Town: only 3% of academic staff are black, and only two full professors are black in the faculty of Humanities.
The renaming of a popular Cape Town road after Apartheid’s last president, FW de Klerk, opens the debate about memorials in postapartheid South Africa.
Public art, the vandalism of Nelson Mandela’s legacy for commerce and the spoiling of public space in Cape Town.
The struggle over the price of bread in South Africa is the struggle for adequate nourishment, and securing the right of the poor to flourish.
The writer went for a visit and found Stellenbosch, a Western Cape town that is home to one of South Africa’s universities, strange, interesting and also very sad.
Nicholas Eppel’s photographs of a working class woman’s home life in central Cape Town doubles as a chronicle of the city’s gentrification.
Are corporate entities really well intentioned in celebrating Mandela the freedom fighter or are they merely using these tributes to position their brands on the right side of history?
On prime time television in South Africa, the country is often a place without a past.
What it means to belong in post-apartheid urban space and how to reckon with history.
The ways in which Nelson Mandela’s image as a referent of South Africa’s recent past has been appropriated, signified and transformed into material form as commemoration.