Posts tagged South Africa

(To me this is a really big deal)

  • Him: So what will you find when you return to Cape Town that wasn't there when you left.
  • Me: A giant skyscraper!
  • She: Oh some of our best friends are from South Africa!
  • Me: Great! Which part?
  • She: I thought there's only one part to South Africa.

South African artist Jane Alexander exhibits in New York’s St. John’s Cathedral

Today 2 years ago I had dinner on my Sea Point balcony with my dear friend

Today 2 years ago I had dinner on my Sea Point balcony with my dear friend

My friend produced this funny new commercial for a fried chicken chain back home

ABC’s Jeopardy traveled all the way to Johannesburg for this insert. Also Bloemfontein featured in tonight’s episode.

ABC’s Jeopardy traveled all the way to Johannesburg for this insert. Also Bloemfontein featured in tonight’s episode.

Ad campaign ‘for a better South Africa’ pulled after ruling party label it as ‘treason’. Wtf

A triumph for South African ingenuity: Sasol’s plans to build the first US commercial plant to convert natural gas to diesel is a triumph of what can be achieved by South Africans.

A triumph for South African ingenuity: Sasol’s plans to build the first US commercial plant to convert natural gas to diesel is a triumph of what can be achieved by South Africans.

South Africa’s poor borrow money to buy food; hardest hit by food inflation (via @mailandguardian)

South Africa’s poor borrow money to buy food; hardest hit by food inflation (via @mailandguardian)

South Africa’s poor borrow money to buy food; hardest hit by food inflation (via @mailandguardian)

South Africa’s poor borrow money to buy food; hardest hit by food inflation (via @mailandguardian)

South Africa’s income inequality will only dissipate in 2071 (via @mailandguardian)

South Africa’s income inequality will only dissipate in 2071 (via @mailandguardian)

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today: South Africa is sliding downhill while much of the rest of the continent is clawing its way up.

The Sunday Times of Johannnesburg calls it ‘South Africa’s worst week ever’

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today: South Africa is sliding downhill while much of the rest of the continent is clawing its way up.

The Sunday Times of Johannnesburg calls it ‘South Africa’s worst week ever’

I had this awkward interaction at a party last night

  • Foreign student: Did you see? Your country, on Economist cover!
  • Me: Yeah, it's terribly sad news.
  • Foreign student: No, no! Good exposure, yes?
The Economist declares South Africa is going backwards - enough to make me cry

The Economist declares South Africa is going backwards - enough to make me cry

Sophomores at Columbia University call me a ‘prawn' when they hear I'm from South Africa - this of course is in reference to the term used to describe aliens in District 9. For that reason it’s delightful to see that Die Antwoord feature a prawn in their latest music video (above) where Afrikaans, Lady Gaga and Africa’s big 5 all receive equal attention.