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Talking Politics & Apartheid

I was talking politics yesterday with two artisans doing temporary work on the farm – mnumzane Pulambi and mnumzane Sibane (not their real names) – ¬†and the discussion moved to the topic of apartheid. They both spoke about some of … Continue reading

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Poem: Black Ghosts

Black Ghosts. On the intersection of Freedom & Capital. Not dead, but not living; Just there. Actors on an asphalt stage By-products of systemic disadvantage Comic relief; From the daily dramas – starring us. ‘But I’ve heard they make a … Continue reading

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Suspected Bank Thieves?

This morning, I make go to an ATM to make a transaction. The only person in the queue is a (young, black) construction worker – CW for short – standing far away (about 3 meters) from the ATM. I join … Continue reading

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How white people created the conditions for anti-immigrant riots in South Africa

“After being dragged kicking and screaming into the South African state, forced to assimilate, then segregated, obsessively classified and reclassified, the contemporary emergence of a fiery and aggressive Zuluness is not unexpected.”

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Thoughts on Political Ongoings (April 2015)

A message has been doing the rounds¬†on social media claiming “NO LIVING PEOPLE, BLACK OR WHITE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT OTHER BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE DID GENERATIONS AGO.” My response to it is always the same: We may not be … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Preserving History

My blood is *BOILING*!! If there’s one thing I’ve heard endlessly this past week, it’s that “it’s important to remember history”. If you’ve said (or thought) that to me, I want you to pay attention to this. I decided to … Continue reading

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Opinion on #RhodesMustFall

#RhodesMustFall. I’ve heard a lot about the issue, but I’ve deliberately delayed coming to an opinion about the UCT statue of Cecil John Rhodes. While I’m late in expressing my thoughts, here they are: Rhodes Must Fall. There should be … Continue reading

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