Cash Ruins Everything Around Me – The Sopranos a Decade Later

  Tony Soprano: And I don’t want to hear about the freaking economy either! I don’t want to hear it. Sil, break it down for them. What two businesses have traditionally been recession proof since time immemorial? Silvio Dante: Certain aspects of show business…and our thing. Tony Soprano: Now that’s it. That’s all I’ve gotta [...]

‘Who is Burning the Rome?’

    The 22nd of June 2017 played out predictably. In Johannesburg, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng read out the Constitutional Court’s “secret ballot” judgment with preacher-style emphasis that everyone, from the president to those holding Stop-and-Go signs on roads under construction — which appear the only jobs the current administration can create — is beholden [...]

Race, Necropolitics, and the Rhino

  On the 14th of January last year, the Kruger National Park (KNP) issued a press release to communicate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two suspected rhino poachers in the Napi section of the park the previous day. At least two sets of tourists had spotted “a suspicious man” with a rifle; park authorities [...]

The DA: Who Are You & Where Are You Going?

  Ivor Sarakinsky and Ebrahim Fakir The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci presciently noted that when societies undergo transition, the interregnum produces a range of “morbid symptoms”. The “Rainbow Nation” as a founding myth of post-political apartheid South Africa has served its purpose and is now for all intents and purposes dead. What will replace it? What can [...]

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