Wit ous, Stitch Up Shaun and Facebook

Friday morning. It’s been a mad week, courtesy of Stitch Up Shaun, the National Director of Private Persecutions (that’s National Director of... read more

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Mahlobo, the Ling Ling twins, the wipeout

Thursday. The tide is full, so Durban’s North Beach is a slither of glittering black sand that’s already warm underfoot at quarter past six in... read more

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There is no freedom as bold as brass

In the shade of a legend, Paddy Harper describes a gig where Louis Tebogo Moholo puts the free into free jazz

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It’s clear that we’re a nation off its face

Thursday. World Addiction Day. I’m watching Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on TV telling the students rioting at the University of the... read more

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Chickens feed as comrades kill one another

Paddy Harper reflects on the violence in Intshanga Kwazulu Natal.

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Face-lifts for roads, gardens and politicians

It’s also a few days before voting day, but this group of men with sharpened metal rods have a different agenda.

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A modern-day homecoming for the destitute

Last year, a woman got an SMS from the Endumeni council. “You’ve been allocated house number what-what in extension 20.” She arrived at extension 20. Walked up to her... read more

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Fearless in Port St Johns on the eve of June 16

Wednesday evening. I’m standing in the rain eating crayfish and mussels cooked on a municipal braai stand and freezing my nuts off.

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