20 Articles by:

Benjamin Fogel

Benjamin Fogel is a contributing editor at Africa is a Country and Jacobin.


Lockdown 2.0

What exactly did South Africa’s government do with the time they gained through the two-month COVID-19 lockdown, except to brutalize its people?

Make Bono History

For those whose hatred of Bono is as deep as mine or who are merely looking for concrete reasons to despise this particular celebrity do-gooder.

Waiting for Superman

The idea that leadership is the panacea to South Africa’s varied troubles, is asserted as an almost axiomatic truth amongst South Africa’s monotonous punditry.

Renouncing the Rhino

My beef with rhinos is more of a beef with white South Africa as a whole, who are all for saving rhinos but largely silent about inequality, poverty and institutional racism.