This is a website of mostly exploratory and experimental writing where I share thoughts and ideas about my ongoing research about the politics of poverty, inequality and democracy in present-day South Africa and other complicated places.

I hope you find it interesting and useful.

Please comment: though I can’t always respond, I appreciate comments and criticisms. Disagreement is welcome.  Boring, rude or off-topic isn’t.

The header image is taken from Johnny Miller’s photograph of the boundary between Kya Sands and Bloubosrand in Gauteng province, South Africa.