Long Walk to Freedom

This all male harmonic choir is South Africa’s biggest musical export. Their distinctive melancholy sound pulls hard at the heart strings of South Africans everywhere. Perhaps a homesick Safrican will hear this somewhere and decide to come back home. It was formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, who still heads […]

Ladysmith Black Mombazo

According to a news report on national broadcaster SAfm yesterday, eight young men in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province have died from botched circumcisions in the past two weeks. The winter month of June represents a kind of “circumcision season” among the Xhosa, who predominate in the Eastern Cape, and […]

Ritual Circumcision Claims More Lives in Eastern Cape