‘What is this?’ Roland asks me when I pull out a little envelope with a single cigarette in it. I do so to curb the habit I developed anew through research on men and masculinities. But here people who buy single cigarettes are seen with suspicion. He shakes his head and smiles. In contrast to the . . . → Read More: The Pressure to Indulge: Cape Town’s legal smoking and drinking cultures
Along the road is the most densely packed array of car and spare part dealers within the entire municipality. Under Apartheid Bellville thrived into becoming a city on its own. With the rise of democracy in 1996, Bellville was incorporated into the larger Tygerberg municipal area. Modernist buildings still mark the center of administration and consumption. . . . → Read More: Bellville: An African Town?