South Africa faces serious problems. Far too many of these problems are simply going unremarked in day-to-day media coverage, political and academic debates. The aim of this blog is simple: to describe and analyse major issues in South Africa, but do so in a relatively succinct way. The issues will be ones that are either being overlooked, or which I will approach from a somewhat different perspective.

From a practical point of view, I hope to have a new blog post approximately every week. Each being less than 2,000 words. Necessarily, such contributions are not going to be the last say; far from it, they are supposed to be the beginnings of substantive conversations.

[Note: The content of the blog is published under the Creative Commons `Attribution No Derivatives' license. In the event anyone wants to publish a shorter/edited version of a post elsewhere, kindly contact me first.]