Tag Archives: evictions

EFF Mining North West Votes

  One week before Julius Malema launched the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Marikana in October 2013, red berets were prominent on the streets of the small town. In the surrounding villages the atmosphere was electric, filled with excitement, expectation, impatience. It had been almost 14 months since 34 miners were killed and 78 injured […]

Mandela’s Nightmare: The Night of the Long Knives

“There is a white family out there fucking out [on fear],” sneers The Brother Moves On (TBMO) frontman Siya Mthembu, with a sardonic grin as the local art-rock band moves into a sinister groove flattened by ugly trombone notes.   The multi-racial crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings gathered at The Lighthouse in the Johannesburg suburb […]