Articles by

William Shoki

William Shoki is Staff Writer of Africa Is A Country. He is based in Johannesburg.


Out of sight

In South Africa, social distancing to bring down COVID-19 infections takes a decidedly local shape. In a racialized society, it manifests primarily as white melancholia and black Afro-pessimism.

A ditch to climb

In South Africa, the political class use foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. But immigrants are part of the excluded.

Back to class

The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa's youth. They need an education on class politics.