The Private Schools

In 2016, private schools across the country came under fire amid anger over lingering racism, sexism, and sexual intolerance. That year was my final year at an elite Johannesburg private school, which I was fortunate enough to attend on an academic scholarship. This essay is not about transforming private schools, granted that reform is needed. Reforms would still fall short, considering that they would only ever reach the class of citizens able to attend those private schools to begin with, the difference now being that they will be more diverse, representative and integrated. What I have in mind, is something a bit more radical. Continue reading “The Private Schools”

Beyond South African Neo-Corporatism

Happening last Sunday, the #GlobalCitizen concert at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg was a showcase of some of the world’s biggest musical artists. It was also a showcase of South Africa’s fetish for overly-sentimental displays of unity, and grand ‘coming together’ occasions for tackling our problems by uniting government, business and labour – an unholy trinity, and it’s about time we realised that. Continue reading “Beyond South African Neo-Corporatism”