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Towards A White Wokeness

By Hagen Engler In the fraught contemporary social media environment, it can be intimidating to try to say anything of political relevance. Especially when you know you’re on the wrong side of history, and that your perspective and value system is tainted by your privileged upbringing in a racist, white supremacist system. […]

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The Midnight Munch

A tribute to those trusty dens of culinary endeavour that feed the party army of the night. By Hagen Engler   [This story first appeared in Obrigado magazine] The late-night stop for coffee and a bite to eat is as much a part of the going-out tradition as the dancing, […]


The water’s end

[This piece first appeared in Journey magazine] Hagen Engler accompanies his father on a nostalgic return to a desert dam in Africa. “Ah, well,” my father shrugs, as he contemplates his greatest work of engineering. The disappointment hangs heavy in the crisp Kalahari air. My dad, Fred, helped build the Gaborone […]

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Copyright Amendment Bill Submission

STATE OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT I am initially concerned about the meaning of part (2) of Section 21 of the Act itself, which states: (2) Ownership of any copyright conferred by section 5 shall initially vest in the state or the international organization concerned, and not in the author. This seems to imply […]

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Safrea presents: GG Alcock

Awesome speaker at the next Safrea event! We host GG Alcock, author of Third World Child at the Library, Brazen Head Sandton, tomorrow night. GG grew up in a Zulu community in Msinga, KZN. Today, he runs Minanawe Marketing, an events and activation agency for the mass market. Third World […]

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