I came across this weblog when one of the writers, Andrew Black, sent me an email after he recognised my name from my blog the other day. It was a wonderful surprise - Andrew debated with me at high school - I've been trying to picture him but I keep seeing him as five-eyed monster (his team thrashed us too many times for me to see him as human). After going on to Google and doing an image search, all I could come up with was a horse and an old man with false teeth - neither of which fit the bill - unless of course Andrew has been the subject of genetic research in the UK in order to make ends meet. But no, Andrew is at Oxford University - and his 'Southern Cross' blog is devoted to South African and UK issues - with some really insightful comments on the Zimbabwe basketcase.
Makes me realise how important it is that we SA bloggers work together and comment on one another's posts in order to really grow the movement - after all, discussion between real people about real issues is more important than rapping your mouth off. On this point, Lessig has started a semi-lively discussion. I'd like to see how BlogAfrica and others deal with this.