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Alexander Matthews

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Alexander Matthews is the editor of AERODROME, an online magazine about words and people featuring interviews, original poetry, book reviews and extracts. He is also a freelance writer, covering travel, culture, life and design. The contributing editor for Business Day WANTED, his journalism has also appeared in House and Leisure, MONOCLE, African Decisions and elsewhere.

Contact Alexander here: alexgmatthews(at)gmail.com

Zuma shall govern …

Let’s face it, come April, the great man will be state president. Rumours abound that the NPA is set to drop the case against old…

Two-year-old child tortured in notorious Zim prison

There are no limits to the brutality that Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF government is prepared to employ in ensuring its continued grip on power. Recently, human rights…

Fight fascism: visit Zimbabwe

I’ve just returned from a trip to Victoria Falls — my first visit to Zimbabwe. And although it’s very much sheltered from the rest of…

Ravaged Zimbabwe’s tourism pipe dream

Looking on the web for some info about Zimbabwe (I’m visiting the Victoria Falls in a few days time), I stumbled across an article dated…

Does Zimbabwe know it’s Christmas?

Across South Africa, the malls are crowded with busy shoppers buying presents and food for the festive season. And yet just across the border in…

Yelling ‘fuck off’ for feminism

Yesterday I was walking in Cape Town’s city centre with a good friend of mine. As we crossed the road, a few construction workers in…

Devious Shikota is merely Mbeki 2.0

Come 2009 elections, Shikota won’t be getting my vote. While their pro-constitutional rhetoric is encouraging, it’s also hard to believe. Where was Lekota’s commitment to…