Tag: South Africa

Troubled Rainbow Nation

Bright BarkThe third podcast I’ve recorded for Le Monde diplomatique has just gone up on their site. In it I interview Johann Rossouw, editor of the publication’s Afrikaans edition, about the recent violent events in his country. He talks about what sparked those events, but looks behind the proximate causes to the deeper roots in the way in which South Africa emerged from its colonial and apartheid-governed past. Listen to the podcast by clicking here. The abstract-looking image that accompanies this post was taken in Durban’s Botanical Gardens by Robbie Ribeiro.