Posts by Richard Poplak

Richard Poplak ( is a political reporter currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Canadian Mining's Dark Heart

Tallying the human cost of gold in one of the most remote places on Earth


Canada Will Never Beat Iceland

We have the population of 100 Icelands, and we still can’t field a decent soccer team


Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Alberta


The Game Not Played

Christine Sinclair, the greatest female soccer player in the world, won’t get the career she deserves

Arts & Culture

The Deadmau5 Trap

How the success of electronic dance music heralds its demise