What we’re reading, 25 August 2013

UDF leaders (from left) Patrick Mosiua Lekota, Popo Molefe and Trevor Manuel

Here are a few things we read and thought about this week:

– The UDF was founded 30 years ago.  A few reflections on the movement that changed South Africa: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-08-22-the-udf-at-30-an-organisation-that-shook-apartheids-foundation/#.UhnAaGR5hXc

– In the wake of the Marikana anniversary, Sisonke Msimang reminds us of another murder at another mine: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2013-08-01-who-killed-pinky-mosiane/#.Uhm_sWR5hXc

– This is two weeks late but still on our minds. The Opt-out Generation wants back in: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/magazine/the-opt-out-generation-wants-back-in.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

– Finally, on a lightish note, have you guys seen that awful, awful video for the song ‘Blurred Lines’? Here’s a fun, on-the nose parody: 

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