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'Beefy' Waiters Strut Across South Africa’s Social Boundaries

On a crisp winter’s night, a beautiful, lithe woman emerges from the glutinous darkness that saturates the stage of a bar and restaurant in upmarket Illovo, Johannesburg. ‘Strike a pose! Strike a pose!’ breathes Madonna, as her hit song ‘Vogue’ begins to ooze from an overhead speaker.  The audience below is dappled in diamonds of light that dance over them from a massive mirror ball. Flashes from a strobe light herald dawn at midnight, bouncing violet light off the gyrating...

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