The two-faced cookie that called out a lying politician in South Africa

Nick Dall – 3 March 2024

When Coloured women were promised – then denied – both equality and the vote, they protested with a garish and sickly sweet biscuit.

Stopping at the Wembley Bakery in Belgravia – a Cape Town suburb designated for “Coloured” people only during apartheid – is best done on an empty stomach. It means you can really tuck into the seemingly endless rows of freshly baked cakes, tarts, cookies and doughnuts…