south-africa

South Africa

Darra

In this post, the writer, from Cape Town, reflects on the life of her working class father, who like her friends' fathers worked tough jobs for low pay, and hid his vulnerabilities.

The Lord’s Chief Justice

Mogoeng Mogoeng, South Africa’s chief justice from 2011 to 2021, is midwifing the conservative turn in South Africa’s public life. From retirement, he may also eye public office.

Beyond the boundary

South African cricket is currently the subject of TRC-style hearings into the racism and nepotism in the game. It makes for riveting TV, but focuses too much on individual instances of racism and discrimination.

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.