​The world delelas Africa at its own peril

Mail & Gaurdian | Milisuthando Bongela:

On Monday morning before leaving for work, I picked up my phone only to see unsolicited activity on it from Google Maps, telling me that traffic to Rosebank is unusually heavy this morning. How did this thing know I’m going to work? I wondered, feeling stalked. The week before, I had been in Lausanne, a slice of heaven in Switzerland, where on typing the words “weather in la’’ into Google, the search engine finished the sentence, sensing I was in Lausanne… Read more

Image: ‘Where does that leave Africa, I wondered? Are we going to be left chasing the rest of the world for the next 100 years, trying to be the perfect deposit bucket for the Global North’s capitalist wanking?’