I am a documentarian, writer, and musician, living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I write here about politics, media and culture in South Africa, the rest of Africa, and, other places where I have lived and worked. I also cross-post any of my writings that are published elsewhere.

The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite U.S. old-time folk songs by the same name.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. David Smith Says:

    Dear Ben,

    I am a journalist at The Guardian newspaper in the UK and am based in Johannesburg. I loved your story about Gandhi’s house being put up for sale and have been asked to do a follow-up. I wonder if you could help me contact Nancy Ball please, or give her my details to get in touch with me? I’d be very grateful for your help.

    All the best,

    David Smith
    Africa correspondent
    The Guardian
    072 292 2992
    david.smith@guardian.co.uk

  2. Chantal Says:

    Hi Ben,
    Just reading about you in the Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans. Congratulations! You share the page with my friend Lesley Williams.
    I’ve got some ideas for a civil society lead housing initiative and I’m looking to start the conversation with a few people in the business. If you’re in Joburg and interested in chatting let me know. email: chantalmann@gmail.com
    Congratulations again! … no small achievement!
    Chantal

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