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Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks

    How to build an elite school for all
    How to build an elite school for all
    'This is Tanzania," the young scholar announces deadpan as she gestures to the door of a plain aluminium-coloured trailer. It isn't. It's Tsakane,...
    A 'happy Jew' meets the ancestors
    A 'happy Jew' meets the ancestors
    I'm in an upstairs room in a damp travellers' lodge in Muizenberg,...
    When advertising goes native
    When advertising goes native
    It's early on a Friday morning in late 2014. As you usually do, you navigate to your favourite website to check out the news. True to form, as...
    Social media: Smile. Snap. Send. Repeat
    Social media: Smile. Snap. Send. Repeat
    The morning after Nelson Mandela died, around 10am, I went to his house in Houghton. I stayed for three hours, just hanging around, paying...
    Port life: The seafarers of Cape Town
    Port life: The seafarers of Cape Town
    These days, the sailors and their lives aboard international trawlers have been transformed into another sort of existence entirely.
    Give sokkie a lekker whirl
    Give sokkie a lekker whirl
    A version of this article originally ran in BY
    An open letter to Dr Mamphela Ramphele
    An open letter to Dr Mamphela Ramphele
    Dear Dr Ramphele
    The El Bulli of Yeoville
    The El Bulli of Yeoville
    Yeoville at night resembles a superheroes’ convention. Congolese and Zimbabwean men by the name of Orpheus, De Gaulle, Commander, and Mister...
    Malema embraces his inner boer
    Malema embraces his inner boer
    We were in the lap of luxury. Hushed waiters in silk vests padded around us, offering passion-fruit lemonade and rack of lamb; the noise of a rock...
    South African stories: The real soul of a suburb
    South African stories: The real soul of a suburb
    When night falls on Seventh Avenue in Melville, Johannesburg, the darkened storefronts separating the lit ones look like the gaps in a battered...
    The rise of the Afrikaner Christian Jew
    The rise of the Afrikaner Christian Jew
    In 1996, an unusual preacher came to Willem Liebenberg's Pentecostal church. His name was Bennie Kleynhans and although, like Liebenberg, he...
    Trophies and treasured times
    Trophies and treasured times
    When Cameron Blake helped to open the Africa Star, a tiny shop for war memorabilia one enters through the back of a sushi bar off Long Street, in...