SSDG Same Shit, Different Government - dedication


To the President of the Republic of South Africa, may words against corruption become truth through action so that this isn’t loss, I’m not lost, a town & country saved.

To rare South Africans who’ll read this book without bias & with concern for truth.

To women who made me stronger – Rene Reid, Anne Campbell & Tessa Comrie.

For their kindness, to James Hampton, Anneke Krijger, Rita Miller and Neville Miller. For distant friendships, to Brent Kozak, Monique Giannikos, Steven Lange & Fat Keith Meyering.

To whistleblowers, activists, charity workers and single parents – you’re the best!

To everyone who made me think and live better. To teachers, writers, musicians, philosophers, unbedded war journalists, film-makers (especially documentarians) & actresses I fell in love with (again and again).

To Marilyn Manson, Bill Maher, Desmond Tutu, Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Sam Harris, Chris Hedges, Chelsea Manning, Clive Barker, Justin Furstenfeld, Robert Smith, Amanda Palmer, Roger Waters, David Fincher, Chan-wook Park, Yuriy Bykov, Asghar Farhadi, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney, Adam Curtis, John Pilger, Aaron Sorkin, Josh Whedon & Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

To Radiolab, Al Jazeera, Tom Dispatch, WikiLeaks, Democracy Now, Motherjones, The Renegade Report, Chad Thomas & Wikipedia (for feeding thought).

To Escombe Library, Escombe Primary, Queensburgh Boys’ High & Queensburgh Municipality (for letting me be the first kid to observe Council and drink beer).

To Monk’s Inn, Burn Night Club, The Winston Pub & lots of awesome rock bands.

Special thanks to those who’ve hurt me and the Knysna I love. Without you, this book wouldn’t exist.

Next: ‘Wake Up!’

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