Last night, The Ant and I were invited to delightful pizza-making party. The interesting part of this was that we were the two (hot) white chicks there.
I'm officially allowed to say (because they said so, ha!) that we now have a whole set of new black friends. I don't care how many times these statements are swept under the rug in this country, what with political what-not, but in light of social segregation - and it's still large here - this is significant.
Perhaps it's just the way things are, but still in South Africa today - by large white people hang out with white people and black people hang out with black people.
Last night was fantastic for so many reasons. Firstly, we all started off drinking wine from a carafe, then heatedly discussed politics. Jacob Zuma in particular:
Peas: He can't be president.
T: But he's a great leader and did amazing things for The Struggle.
Ant: He also was involved in an arms deal.
K: They're all corrupt though.
Peas: Yes, but he was a dumbass. He got caught. Role models shouldn't get caught.
Ant: And he had a shower after having sex thinking that would stop him getting HIV.
T: We all make mistakes.
Peas: Sure! But saying that in court is not what a future president should be saying. He's lost his credibility.
The discussion was hectic. We decided to change the subject, even after we agreed to disagree: Jacob Zuma is a good leader who has, in the past, done much for the country and The Struggle - but would make a shit president.
We made pizzas, talked shit and made new friends. I hope as the token whities, we get to see our new crew again. They're all suave, dress to die for and love hip hop music.
There's no one else I can really discuss the merits of Jay Z's old work with, or why is unplugged stuff is so enchanting. My white friends don't appreciate hip hop like these dudes do - they know everything, down to what he was wearing in Jigga What, Jigga Who. That's impressive.
Man I ate a lot of cheese.