South African Hip Hop: An outsider’s perspective

One evening while channel surfing at home, I stumbled upon what sounded like a rap cypher on the radio. Quickly, I got up to look for an empty cassette tape nearby. Once I found one (a see-through Sonotech C-60 if memory serves right),
I hurriedly inserted it into the...

The Platinum Strike: A voice From the Ground

Amadla! Could you give some background to the ongoing strike and explain the factors that led to the continuing mass action? Mineworker (M): The un dermining by employers, by not coming to (fulfilling)their offer that the workers in 2012 died for. Impala, Anglo and...

Raw transcript of the Jeremy Vearey interview

Interview with Jeremy Vearey, Major-general in SAPS. A!: Maybe you’d like to introduce yourself and your capacity. JV: I am Jeremy Vearey. I am also a Major-general in the police service. I am responsible for the gangster activity in this province. I’ll go...

The Missing women of Marikana | by Camalita Naicker

Often when the history of ‘big’ events is recorded, after a while, the stories with specific details are eroded and obscured. It is made to fit easily into a certain kind of analysis that endures over time. So much so that what is subsumed under these...

Howl Marikana

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation. 6:10) Colours were simpler then. Meant less. At least it seemed that way. Before the burning. Millions of...