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Eureka is a New South African Settlement for White People Only

It looks like White South Africans are at it again.

Eureka is a small settlement in the Northern province of South Africa that is owned by a White Afrikaans man named Adriaan Niewoudt. He has promised to give (yes, for free) a 1000 square meter piece of land to anyone who is of course a White Afrikaans South African.


One cannot blame South Africans for calling Nelson Mandela's beloved "rainbow nation" an absolute sham. Twenty-four years into the country's democracy and White people not only own the economy (quite literally) but they are allowed to get away with establishing "Whites-only" settlements. In fact, White Afrikaans people in particular are adamant about establishing their "volkstaat" - a province of their own within South Africa that will not be under the rule of a Black government and will save them from the white genocide that is of course, not happening.

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Speaking on why Eureka even exists, Niewoudt says:

"Eureka is a serious attempt to re-establish our white people in safety. Here we empower the entire white race to independently, for yourself, with our own means, in our own fatherland, build a future. We have already waited too long. No one may prevent us from doing so. In this way we can again let the white race, without bloodshed, acquire a piece of their birth land."

What settlements like Eureka show is that racial tensions in South Africa are far from being healed. Apartheid is not simply "a past to get over" but a reality of today. White supremacy is continuing to thrive unabated and one can only begin to imagine the repercussions for a country striving towards non-racialism.


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Interview: Buju Banton Is a Lyrical Purveyor of African Truth

A candid conversation with the Jamaican icon about his new album, Upside Down 2020, his influence on afrobeats, and the new generation of dancehall.

Devout fans of reggae music have been longing for new musical offerings from Mark Anthony Myrie, widely-known as the iconic reggae superstar Buju Banton. A shining son of Jamaican soil, with humble beginnings as one of 15 siblings in the close-knit community of Salt Lane, Kingston, the 46-year-old musician is now a legend in his own right.

Buju Banton has 12 albums under his belt, one Grammy Award win for Best Reggae Album, numerous classic hits and a 30-year domination of the industry. His larger-than-life persona, however, is more than just the string of accolades that follow in the shadows of his career. It is his dutiful, authentic style of Caribbean storytelling that has captured the minds and hearts of those who have joined him on this long career ride.

The current socio-economic climate of uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrusted onto the world, coupled with the intensified fight against racism throughout the diaspora, have taken centre stage within the last few months. Indubitably, this makes Buju—and by extension, his new album—a timely and familiar voice of reason in a revolution that has called for creative evolution.

With his highly-anticipated album, Upside Down 2020, the stage is set for Gargamel. The title of this latest discography feels nothing short of serendipitous, and with tracks such as "Memories" featuring John Legend and the follow-up dancehall single "Blessed," it's clear that this latest body of work is a rare gem that speaks truth to vision and celebrates our polylithic African heritage in its rich fullness and complexities.

Having had an exclusive listen to some other tracks on the album back in April, our candid one-on-one conversation with Buju Banton journeys through his inspiration, collaboration and direction for Upside Down 2020, African cultural linkages and the next generational wave of dancehall and reggae.

This interview has been shortened and edited for clarity.

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