Tag Archives: apartheid

Yeoville in Early 2017

  In the indistinct stretches of time between the visits of graduate students from nearby universities researching belonging, or Africa Day celebrations attended by high-level provincial politicians, Yeoville in Joburg maintains its grotesque place in South Africa’s new urban imagination. I saw this ironically play out on well-meaning groups on social media, set up over [...]

Bronze Is a Hollow Heritage

The unused, broken, cooling towers off Harvey Street in Bloemfontein wear the tattered dress of hubris and violence. Save for John Dube and Albert Luthuli, the drapes that once showed the faces of previous ANC presidents are frayed, ripped to almost nothing, and trail in the wind like the shredded clothes of a survivor of [...]

More Zen, Less Phobia

    Plan B: More Zen, Less Phobia – Dean Hutton I briefly met Andile Tshabalala on Tuesday on the way to a meeting with Lindiwe Matshikiza to brainstorm ideas on interventions we could create as artists to increase public safety in our communities. We’re calling it Action TBC (to be confirmed). I saw Andile [...]