Tag Archives: Mzansi

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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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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South African Names

South African names are steeped in so much meaning and significance. Many (if not almost all) of them are words or terms that are used directly in everyday language. Here are a few of my favourites, along with (related) facts about the people known by them: … Continue reading

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Today I vote.

Today I vote. Today I vote for democracy And for the South Africa That I want to live in tomorrow. Today I vote to say thank you To the all those South Africans That have defended this birthright And passed … Continue reading

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Diepsloot is not Poor

Over the past three or so years I have had the privilege of spending a lot of time in Diepsloot, mainly as an active & present member of the church I attend there. I have had a privileged upbringing. The part … Continue reading

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Know Your Politics: How to Vote

#1 – How to Vote. Election season in Mzansi is on its way. As most of us know, things get a little bit crazy what with everyone trying to convince you who, and who not to vote for. Now more … Continue reading

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