Open Book: the gridlock ghoema

Now there’s talk of a traffic day zero in Cape Town. The day the city becomes completely gridlocked and we end up sleeping in our cars, taxis, and buses. It wouldn’t take much, Cape Town is apparently already the sixth most congested city in the world at peak hours. A rainstorm, a few crashes on

Open Book day 1: Decol debate moves on

The steady progress of the decolonisation movement initiated by #rhodesmustfall and then #feesmustfall was clear at the opening of Open Book yesterday. When decolonisation was discussed at Open Book two years ago, tension crackled across the audience. There was the woke finger click applause when a panelist spoke of the need for Eurocentric structures and

Bad Gallerist: Ed Young goes fucktard

  30 September 2018 With some power shows opening in town tonight, I found myself having to make some tough calls — and started on impulse with Ed Young’s Bad Gallerist exhibition at SMAC, which was quite ecstatically sardonic, churlish and badass. I particularly loved the pared-down gallery walls all bleeding with the industrial muck