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Racist Rehab

This is an excerpt from my book Marrying Black Girls For Guys Who Aren’t Black (2013). It is my contention that we are all racists, here in South Africa. It is the national pastime. And it is worth understanding that you can certainly be a racist without realising it. While explicitly not wanting […]

Who’s painting Joburg pink?

What is going on here? In what is surely some kind of public art campaign, somebody is painting the Joburg inner city pink. It seems to be mostly abandoned buildings that are getting the pink treatment, and it seems to have something to do with this tumblr, Beware Of Colour… […]

Video: Sylvana’s legendary video!

I worked at FHM, but I didn’t often post stuff from there on my personal blog. I made an exception in the case of the lovely Sylvana Easton, though. Sylvana appeared from nowhere, sending us a couple of pics in 2009. We were blown away, and immediately organised to do a short […]


On 26 June, I will be one of the judges at a Blogathon event put on by Elance and The Common Room. The event will largely be a test of your skills at writing for web, on topic and in an entertaining fashion. Here’s the deets… On June 26 Elance […]

The End – Quarta Past

Some experimental backpackin’ hip-hop beats from a Joburg artist named Quarta Past. This is The End. Pretty heavy social-comment lyrics on there about what it means to be a man, among other things. The apocalyptic, minimalist production is by Damian Wilde. “Describes the cycle of manlesshood” is what QP says […]

Rocking a wild life!

Zachariah Vincent comes from a family of environmental documentarians. “My parents ran a small independent film company that made waves throughout the world with their award-winning documentaries. During apartheid they smuggled images of oppression north and during post-apartheid they were mavericks in the field of environmental journalism.” Zach is a […]

Drop that #NaeNae

Hip-hop R&B dance craze the #NaeNae, as popularised in the debut single by Atlanta crew We Are Toonz – Drop That #NaeNae. The dance was performed by basketballers John Wall and Paul George after Wall had won a slam-dunk contest in February 2014. And here the inspiration for the dance, the […]

Video: UJ Book Launch

We had a really cool launch for Marrying Black Girls For Guys Who Aren’t Black at the University of Johannesburg. Thanks to the UJ Library And Information Centre and MFBooks/Jacana, which jointly facilitated the launch. It was well attended by an intelligent, engaged and inquisitive young, black audience. This is […]