Tag Archives: Namibia

Carving Out the South African Novel

  Novelist Thando Mgqolozana (30) is often quoted in his interviews as saying that his favourite book of all time is Joseph Diescho’s Troubled Waters, a story set in Namibia in 1974 when the country was under the control of apartheid South Africa. The temptation is, of course, to search for traces of Diescho in […]

Cosafa ‘Champions League’ Dreams

  A significant part of Southern Africa – the region that’s known in football terms as the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) – is a desert. It is dry and barren even though it has produced gemstones that have drawn envious glances from the rest of the world. Some of those gems, such as Mozambique’s Eusébio, stretching […]