The Muslim brother

‘Heil Hitler’ yells the lady and raises her arm. Then Dudrik blasts in to tell her that I am not fond of ‘him’. I hate when people respond like this because I’m from Germany but this time it is rather comical. The grey haired woman looks at me with her eyes wide opened while cowing on . . . → Read More: The Muslim brother

Can South Africans think beyond ‘race’?

Tonight the eTV channel is switched on. George wants me to choose a movie at the same time 3rd Degree, a show of investigative journalism, starts. It’s titeled “The tricky issue of race.“ The focus is on white South Africans and the extent they are stuck in a racist past. I urge my hosts to watch . . . → Read More: Can South Africans think beyond ‘race’?

Apartheid Reloaded

This morning George was cleaning the backyard. He likes to keep things clean he asserted and made clear that the inside of the house is his wife’s job while he cares for the garden and the garage. He said he spent a whole week fixing the garden after they moved in. He got rid of all . . . → Read More: Apartheid Reloaded