Tag Archives: Jeppestown

Jeppe on a Friday Night

  It’s no surprise the presence of journalists changes a situation. The press not only provides an audience for acts of violence, but also an impetus for it. This is most often evidenced in situations where a pack of media wolves descends on a moment of news significance. At Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg last Friday […]

Alone, With Nowhere To Go

  “I don’t agree with violence, but I did participate because there was the safety of a group situation,” says Kabelo* last week in Durban. Standing near a peach-coloured house recently defiled in Chatsworth’s Bottlebrush area, Kabelo says the house was previously inhabited by Zimbabwean nationals before they were violently hounded out. Kabelo surveys people […]