I am reporter for Quartz, covering Africa in the 21st century, touching on technology, gender and politics. I've been a correspondent with the AP, a TV producer & blogged about African pop culture.
Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma—As South Africans, we’re here to say: We’ve been there America.
Germany will finally apologize for its other genocide. In a landmark admission of historical guilt, chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will formally recognize and apologize for the systematic murder of Namibia’s Herero people more than a century ago.
Gold is finally within Caster Semenya’s grasp. The South African athlete cruised to victory in her heat on Aug. 17 and her semi-final run the next day was effortless. It’s the kind of performance that may see the 800-meters runner break a 33-year-old world record in the Aug. 20 final.
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Running blind in the eighth lane, Wayde van Niekerk never looked back or even to his side as he ran to victory in the men’s 400 meter final at the Rio Olympics on Monday. His gold medal is still being celebrated in South Africa, van Niekerk’s home, but his win also quickly became a race debate—a heated discussion about his skin color and ethnicity, not his running technique.
Just a peek of Angela Davis’ iconic Afro making its way up the stairs and onto the stage was enough to send the crowd at University of South Africa (UNISA) into a frenzied applause. Davis was clearly overwhelmed.
A hairstyle should not have to be a radical political choice, especially for a girl only just beginning to navigate high school.
A successful space mission could alter the destiny of Rustenburg, a dusty mining district in South Africa.
Protesters succeeded in shutting down the main cities in what has been the most brazen display of public dissatisfaction in Zimbabwe since the violent contested election of 2008.
Protests were organized on social media using the hashtags #ShutDownZim, #ZimbabweShutdown and #ZimShutDown.
“You’re a girl, you’re young.” Those words have followed Boitshoko Masetla at every turn on her journey as an entrepreneur.
What would African design look like if it were allowed to enter the 21st century without the touch of colonialism?
The introduction of “bond notes” has sparked anxiety among Zimbabweans who fear that it may be a ploy to revive the country’s defunct currency, the Zimbabwean dollar.
The evidence is shocking: human experiments, plots of mass murder using poisoned beer and anthrax, assassinations attempts through poisoned clothes, tampered tools and exploding letters.