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thelegendarybirdmonster wrote

Also holiday version: the beaches are nice, the girls are sexy, dudes are scary, and streets are dirty (but it isn't a problem: we can't see grime during parties)


Hibiscus_Syrup wrote

Basically everybody speaks english in South Africa because it's a former British colony, and most news is written in english because most schooling is done in english and second-language english speakers are often more comfortable writing in english.

So really (and especially in cases where english is in wide use) it's just about knowing where to go for news.

I know a handful of anarchists who work at New Frame for example, and it's just one of a few other places that do meaningful social and/or political journalism. There are other groups, like Busting The Myth Of White Genocide in South Africa that are full websites dedicated to undermining the bullshit racist emigrants spout.


GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

Good to know about that second one, thanks for the link. Made-up narratives about SA are really popular with nazis where I live.

Good to be able to debunk that garbage when it comes up.


Bezotcovschina wrote

Thanks for the second link! "White genocide in South Africa" guys drive me completely out of rails! Usually, I'm so raging after "But look what happen to post-apartheid SA" argument, that I barely can counter it! This link will provide me some valuable local insights.


Bezotcovschina wrote

I usually don't care but this one(?) downvote made me wonder if I really (unknowlingly) said something inappropriate. I would really appreciate an explanation from one who downvoted it. I think it's important for me. I fully accept the possibility of me being wrong somewhere here.