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Above the sound of building works, the deafening wail of the vuvuzela

By David Goldblatt  

The fans' instrument of choice is louder than a chainsaw

South Africa makes you think. This morning I took the Metrorail from Fishhoek on the Cape peninsula to Cape Town city centre. As we pulled into the station car park my host said “you’ll have to decide what ticket to buy, first class or third class.” As with so much in South Africa, there is no second class, no middling position. There’s the expensive carriage or the cheap one.…

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