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Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis has a master’s in English literature from Rhodes and a master’s in linguistics from Oxford University, UK. After a stint at the Oxford English Dictionary, she returned to South Africa, where she has been writing stories and columns for various publications, including the M&G. Her first book, Best White (And Other Anxious Delusions), came out in 2015.
Help! I have acute internet FOMO
Help! I have acute internet FOMO
If you’re not familiar with the internet, I can highly recommend it. The internet has all the facts. Nobody needs to know anything any more,...
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
This week, Democratic Alliance councillor Shayne Ramsay caused an outcry when she took to Facebook to air her views on the homeless community of...
Let's try a Kumbaya approach to racism
Let's try a Kumbaya approach to racism
An incident like the recent coffin assault, as horrific as it was, serves certain psychological purposes for the nation.
You’d better believe politicians’  hot air
You’d better believe politicians’  hot air
Do you know who seems to be delighted with the election of Donald Trump? The white right. Over the past week, I have watched the likes of Steve...
US vote: Better a liar than a woman
US vote: Better a liar than a woman
"President Trump.” I’ve been murmuring those words to myself. Rolling them on my tongue. Trying to assess their meaning. I still can’t fully...
​Slime and other matters of importance to South Africans
​Slime and other matters of importance to South Africans
As I write this, South Africa is in a febrile state. A court has ordered that the public protector report into state capture must be released in a...
#OnlyInSA: We're not that special
#OnlyInSA: We're not that special
"Only in South Africa”. It’s a phrase you encounter a lot. Often you witness it as a comment on a photo of, for instance, a fat police officer...
Khwezi's trial: A nauseating read
Khwezi's trial: A nauseating read
Do you feel like reading something really sick this week? You have a few options. You could feast your eyes on the transcripts of the recordings in...
​ANC women out of their league
​ANC women out of their league
Interesting news, women of South Africa. Absolutely nothing of significance appears to have befallen us, collectively, since February 3 this year....
​We’re a society steeped in violence
​We’re a society steeped in violence
I don’t know a lot about President Jacob Zuma’s brother, Michael. He has stayed out of the media spotlight more effectively than some of the...
Heritage Day: Diary of a white English-speaking South African
Heritage Day: Diary of a white English-speaking South African
WHITE NOISE
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Did you hear the one about the fire alarm salesperson who became an enemy of the South African state? I’m referring to the decision of home...