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CULTURE Review

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Kanya Cekeshe and the False Spell of Freedom

Five years ago, I relocated to Cape Town for academic purposes. The city serves as the central exhibition of whiteness and all its western uncultured culture. Western culture is grounded in oppression, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, sadism and anti-black exploitation. When I arrived, it was whiteness all over the place

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Sisober, Mntase!

As an alcohol and cigarette person, the ban on these goods was devastating to me, at first. At some point I even brewed three 20L buckets of varying alcohol mixtures, which plucked me up so bad that I ended up giving away most of it. I had done this to 'cope' during the lockdown but as it turned out, it just made me loathe the smell of alcohol.

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The Genesis & Implications Behind the Name “South Africa”

When this tactic was eventually exhausted, Afrikaner Nationalist elements resorted to naked racism and violence to legitimise their claim to hold exclusive power within the South African state...On the 31st of May 1910, exactly eight years after the Boers had made peace with the English through the Treaty of Vereeniging, South Africa became a Union. Despite the mistrust in the Boer camp, the Afrikaners, as they now became known, had negotiated and achieved self-determination.

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