A trip to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.David Samuels on the Longform Podcast
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On being South Africa’s “public protector,” charged with watching over the people who once liberated it.
Barack Obama on Africa, Putin and the gap between what CEOs tell him over lunch and what they tell their lobbyists.
“I come to America, I go to England, I go to France…nobody’s at risk. They’re afraid of getting cancer, losing a lover, losing their jobs, being insecure. … It’s only in my own country that I find people who voluntarily choose to put everything at risk—in their personal life.”
Adriaan Vlok, a former apartheid leader, seeks redemption.
How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.
The fight for South Africa’s future.
In a shantytown near Johannesburg, an angry mob committed a horrifying crime that was caught on video.
Mattathias Rath made a fortune selling cure-all vitamins in Europe before moving his business to South Africa, where he launched a massive campaign against retroviral AIDS medications and in favor of his own vitamin cocktails. When scientists, AIDS non-profits, and even Medecins San Frontieres objected, he sued.
After a racial hazing incident, the first black head of South Africa’s University of Free State confronts the myths of the reconciliation era.