Author: Sarah Rose de Villiers

I'm a fourth year Journalism, English and Philosophy student at Rhodes University. More than that, I am a culture vulture and art addict. I want to find the words to heal a world, and learn to draw the sound of silence. I live to seek knowledge and find wisdom.

Finding and Defining the New Black Middle Class

“I noticed various narratives in the media, [including] the exoticisation of the black

middle class,” said Professor Roger Southall of the University of Witwatersrand at the

launch of his book, ‘The New Black Middle Class in South Africa’. “It’s almost as if

the black middle class were located in game parks and were being spotted for their

odd characteristics.”