MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

The Fox 5366
Comments: 16
Article views: 1027
Latest Badges:

View all The Fox 5366's badges.

Zef the New 'Proudly South African'

06 December 2012, 15:07
Is there anybody else out there who's as blown away by the revival of Zef music as I am at the moment?

No, I don't live in Boksburg, Alberton, Roodepoort or have a baseball cap with an insanely long peak.

Speaking of which, Jack Parow used to blow my mind with his fresh and perfectly South African rapping, but Die Antwoord have stepped Zef up to a whole other notch.

What do I love about their new Fatty Boom Boom video so much? If you haven't checked it out, it's worth seeing it (WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED 16L) here and watching their commentary video here

Not only is it FINALLY a South African video with some great production standards, but it's so particularly South African. Even without listening to the words, the beat just speaks to me ... it's the beat of Johannesburg, the beat of a youth which has disconnected from old conceptions of reality.

After all, what else is there to be proudly South African about now? We're under agreement we're not proud of our Government. We're not proud of our armed forces - which drives the entire US mentality. We're not proud of our national soccer team (big up Proteas and Boks!). We're not proud of our cities (everybody apart from those smug Capetonians) ... so it's my assertion that we need to be proud of each other.

We need to be proud of our personal work and what we produce in the face of overwhelming odds. We need to be proud of our colleagues' exceptional work, and the leaders in our industries. We need to challenge the 'norm' and all get a little bit Zef. Yes, Die Antwoord and Jack Parrow, I'm proud of you. 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Essop Moola
Freeze - May I search you?

Can you legally refuse to be searched and if so when? Read more...

0 comments 5216 views
Submitted by
Lerato Kasa
Can Hlaudi Motsoeneng continue to...

All the efforts of undermining the public protector Ms Thuli Madonsela by the SABC Chief Operating Officer Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng has proven that he is not alone in such a bid.  Read more...

0 comments 1170 views
Submitted by
SA riders vs drivers: Biggest pet...

From ‘slapping side-mirrors’ to ‘changing lanes without indicating’, Wheels24 users share their biggest pet peeves about motorcyclists and car drivers in South Africa. Read more...

14 comments 8246 views
Submitted by
The problem with defining people ...

A while ago there was a spate of articles about white privilege that I really wanted to respond to but business being what it is I simply didn't get the time. However considering the racial nature that many of the discussions on all social media platforms soon descends to the topic is as relevant as ever. Read more...

0 comments 505 views
Submitted by
Yolanda Mtintsilana
I am a happy feminist

I am a happy feminist and I do not want a head in my house but two hands that are going work together to build a home.  Read more...

0 comments 765 views
Submitted by
Bobby Shabangu
Let's talk about Gaddafi

What crimes did Muammar Gaddafi actually commit? 

0 comments 1234 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.