Africa: escaping the slums | by Jean-Christophe Servant

Africa, the least urbanised continent, still has the highest urban growth rate, nearly 7% per year; 40% of Africans now live in towns, compared with 3% in 1900. By 2030 there will be 760 million Africans, and if current trends continue, more than 70% will live in...
Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

When people write about football they often employ a series of overstated adjectives and nauseating hyperbole. The death of Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira in December last year required that football writers be much more careful about their use of language when...
Scoring a goal for the poor

Scoring a goal for the poor

Interview with Riedewaan Anthony, coach and founding member of Hanover Park Football Club (established in 1980). The Soccer World Cup has come and gone and its promise of a better life for all never materialized. Hanover Park Football Club is located in a township on...