Power cuts can be a good thing – but who has the power to do this?
Is Self-Enrichment Rock propped up by Parliament, or crushing the people’s power?
The paradox of the public’s power.
“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
My passport is green. The glorious green of aloe leaves or trees in late summer.
My skin is freckled. Flickered with flecks of moments spent under this sun.
My heart breaks. A hurting history means I watch flowers grow from stained mud and feel petals fall on graves. (more…)
Buildings look like libraries – especially at dusk.
The windows are arranged like books on a display shelf; some open and some closed; every story affected by the light and lines.
Look, in that frame a light turns on and a tired woman dressed in grey abandons her briefcase on the kitchen table. In the yellow square beside her scene, an elderly man leans against the windowpane and drinks the dying day. There are pot plants on his windowsill and lines under his eyes. Who does he see in the fading sky? (more…)
- Tonight the sky reminds me of the sea. The stars looks like grains of sand remembering the scattering of light and land. The clouds look like mother-of-pearl; blurred whites and grey rainbows. The moon looks like a celestial pearl; alone in the sea-sky.