This is a quick documentary made by The Economist magazine, looking ahead to the world cup in South Africa. It’s from early last year.
William Kentridge is South Africa’s most renowned living artist, famous for his charcoal drawings and animated films that address the social and political realities of South Africa, both during and after apartheid. Eleanor Wachtel, arts journalist and host of Writers & Company, talks to William Kentridge about growing up as the child of anti-apartheid lawyers, his struggle to find his way as an artist, and how South Africa has changed since the end of apartheid.
I’m thinking a lot about species concepts as applied to humans, about the "Out of Africa" model, and also looking back into Africa itself. I think the idea that modern humans originated in Africa is still a sound concept. Behaviorally and physically, we began our story there, but I’ve come around to thinking that it wasn’t a simple origin. Twenty years ago, I would have argued that our species evolved in one place, maybe in East Africa or South Africa. There was a period of time in just one place where a small population of humans became modern, physically and behaviourally. Isolated and perhaps stressed by climate change, this drove a rapid and punctuational origin for our species. Now I don’t think it was that simple, either within or outside of Africa.
CHRISTOPHER STRINGER is one of the world’s foremost paleoanthropologists. He is a founder and most powerful advocate of the leading theory concerning our evolution: Recent African Origin or "Out of Africa". He has worked at The Natural History Museum, London since 1973, is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and currently leads the large and successful Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project (AHOB), His most recent book is The Origin of Our Species (titled Lone Survivors in the US).
It’s that time again. The World’s most popular sport will see which country is the world’s best. The Football (not soccer) World Cup 2010 is all set to kick off in 3 weeks. Indicast intends to bring you a special series covering all things Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
We will not only with doing a weekly review of the matches once the World Cup starts but will also be bringing you a round up of all teams participating group by group. In the first Sports Bench Podcast - Football World Cup 2010 edition, we decided to keep the discussion around the history of World Cup and overview about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Vikram Nanivadekar and Adwait Patil, the resident football enthusiasts join the discussion.