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Marie Huchzermeyer

Marie Huchzermeyer

    ‘Noma’ uses an intimate and personal vignette to humanise the land issue
    ‘Noma’ uses an intimate and personal vignette to humanise the land issue
    Have you ever considered taking the risk of occupying land to build yourself a shack? Noma, a young woman, agonises over this idea and eventually...
    Cycling is still an uphill battle
    Cycling is still an uphill battle
    Many commuters in Johannesburg have long dreamt of cycling to work, but would never brave the traffic. The city’s nonmotorised transport project...
    Journal publishes and is damned
    Journal publishes and is damned
    An academic row is unfolding around the editorial approach of the official journal of the South African Association of Political Studies, Politikon. On its board are renowned academics and public intellectuals including Adam Habib, Tom Lodge and Susan Booysen. Leading political analyst...
    Spy in the sky: Whose drone is it anyway?
    Spy in the sky: Whose drone is it anyway?
    During the recent anti-xenophobia march through Hilbrow and central Johannesburg something struck me as more deeply unnerving than the armed police...
    Can we please talk face to face?
    Can we please talk face to face?
    When I tell a smartphone-owning neighbour that a friend was hijacked outside my house, I'm cut off in the first sentence with "I know". Then the...
    New struggle is for ownership of the city
    New struggle is for ownership of the city
    The imprint of apartheid is still evident in South African cities. As acknowledged widely by planning academics and recognised in the National...