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Police Shoot at Rhodes Students

It’s like the eighties again. South Africa is an angry place, burning itself out at all ends. Beefy white men in police uniforms are hiding behind hedges and shooting at students. They are firing into the Rhodes University campus. The Black body is violated. White Lady Babylon be shoving. Babylon be shoving. All the time. […]

P is for Pissed Off!

  Seven personal ponderings on the Nokuthula Simelane case and how these unresolved cases of apartheid-era disappearances and deaths hang spectrally over our democracy, by Tymon Smith   Polls Standing in line to cast my vote on August 3 2016, I realised that after all the debates about the efficacy of democracy and the idea that […]

The Damned in the Jacaranda City

  “Ever any madness in your family?” – Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness Harare’s streets are expansive. It is as if the god of metropolises, while handing out talents to cities – gold and tsotsis to Joburg; sand to Gaborone; racists to Cape Town; 419 scammers to Lagos – could find nothing to give to […]