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Race and fear – the parallels between the USA experience and the South African experience are striking as far as disinformation (fake news) campaigns are concerned.
The only thing that South Africans love talking about more than politics is music, especially hip-hop. My articles are concerned with all things South African – politics, history, music, and culture; often analyzed through the lens of data. One of the biggest parts of our culture is our music, and the
The recent protest marches in response to President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle (see initial responses to that here) represent the largest mass action by South Africans since 1994. Whether or not you support the marches depends on your interpretation of the agenda behind them. After sifting through roughly 800,
Our (South African) President has put us all through an emotional wringer over the past week and our country does not deserve it. The rollercoaster ride started with the unceremonious recall of former (I say this with deep regret and worry for my country) finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, from an
The South African President's annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a highlight within the South African political calendar but for all the wrong reasons. Rather than a gathering that celebrates our country's progress, the SONA has become a battleground where opposition parties demonstrate their disdain for the ANC
I’ve been researching South African politics on Twitter for several years now. As we start a new year, I thought it worth wrapping up some of the things that I’ve observed into a single post. Here then are my thoughts on how South African politics have evolved over