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Urban klevas should respect rural rituals
Urban klevas should respect rural rituals
Urbanites do not take kindly to the rituals of tribal villages. But those of us living in small towns have the advantage of exposure to the rich...
Urban voting statistics give ANC pause for thought
Urban voting statistics give ANC pause for thought
Only 36% of the ANC's 11-million votes in this election came from the metros. Sixty-four percent of the Democratic Alliance's four million votes...
Shanty towns: The new urban aesthetic
Shanty towns: The new urban aesthetic
As a title for a book on African cities, Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities (Jacana Media) is at once catchy, apt and subversive,...
A house, a home and hope that refuses to die
A house, a home and hope that refuses to die
There is a house on the corner of Raymond and Dunbar streets in Yeoville known simply as the Shona House. Yes, it is true what they say about South...
Where Africans can mingle in peace and not-so-quiet
Where Africans can mingle in peace and not-so-quiet
As Mail & Guardian photographer Delwyn Verasamy and I sat at Arabi’s Kitchen, a modest eatery run by ­cultural activist Sanza...
Street of a past that foretold a future
Street of a past that foretold a future
I was eight or nine when my parents opened their shop at 20 Rockey Street in what we called Yeoville, but is apparently, technically, Bellevue. It...
Mpho Moshe Matheolane: Life in the city - an urban legend?
Mpho Moshe Matheolane: Life in the city - an urban legend?
I drove through the inner part of Johannesburg a few days ago. It was just after lunch and the streets were full, traffic lights serving no function...
Mapping the city's DNA
Mapping the city's DNA
It's a relationship rarely considered despite its rigorous reciprocal nature. Undeniably cities are one of our greatest developments and also our...
South Sudan's capital a 'boom town' in the heart of Africa
South Sudan's capital a 'boom town' in the heart of Africa
"People in Juba say it is the most expensive city in the world," Greta admits about the South Sudan capital, a new El Dorado in the heart of...

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