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  • Martyrs, Saints, And Sell-Outs

    The Market Photo Workshop, a leading photography training space, in partnership with the Centre for Curating the Archive, at the University of Cape Town, present Martyrs, Saints, and Sell-outs, a group exhibition featuring anti-apartheid photographers Adil Bradlow, Benny Gool, and Zubeida Vallie. This exhibition opens during South Africa’s Heritage Month at the Market Photo Workshop from September 1 until October 23 2016.

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  • PIC NIC Screening At Work Shop Newtown

    Popcircles and Work Shop New Town join forces to present Open Air Cinema PIC NIC experience, an outdoor film and documentary screening of locally produced features, in celebration of the South African youth narrative, this heritage day - under the stars on the PIC NIC lawns at the trendy creative hub - Work Shop New Town, located in the pedestrianized precinct of Newtown Junction.

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  • Ngud: A Tribute

    Then known as Y2K, this impending demise of the globe had even my intrepid grandmother’s stomach in knots as she grew more concerned about the looming Armageddon. Her regular utterances around her having outlived her allocated time and it being her time to move on to the Pearly Gates had become a risible scarcity.

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  • Faces And Phases 10

    Faces and Phases 10, is a special project by Zanele Muholi celebrating the 10th anniversary of her acclaimed portrait series documenting black lesbian and transgender individuals from South Africa and beyond.

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  • Narkas And The Piece Of Chicken At The VIP Table

    The first step towards the complete obliteration of the white power anti-Black ontology is challenging, confronting, exposing, dismantling and destroying its value system. It is the value system at the crux of the foundational lies of this world that strengthens, at the psychological level, the awesome grip it has on us as a people.

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  • Biko And Black Consciousness: A Gear To Complete Obliteration Of Whiteness'

    The first step towards the complete obliteration of the white power anti-Black ontology is challenging, confronting, exposing, dismantling and destroying its value system. It is the value system at the crux of the foundational lies of this world that strengthens, at the psychological level, the awesome grip it has on us as a people.

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  • 12 Symptoms Of A Non-White/ House Negro

    If ever there was any doubt that you may be a non-white, house negro, coon or negropean; here are a few symptoms against which you can check yourself.

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  • The Fall

    Given the current climate at tertiary institutions throughout South Africa, this production could not be more relevant, topical and perfectly programmed, focusing on and highlighting burning issues that beg to be addressed.

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  • Words From Botswana

    The Botswana National Front, the Botswana People's Party, the Botswana Movement for Democracy and the Botswana Congress Party will on the 17th of September, 2016 stage a peaceful march and deliver a petition to the Office of the President.

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  • Nkosi Molala: The Black Star That Embodies Our Deepest Fears And Highest Hopes – A Tribute

    On the morning of the 4th of September 2016, a giant ceased to breathe. A compassionate heart ceased to throb. A lamp of reason ceased to burn. As the news of the passing of Nkosi Molala began to reverberate across the length and breadth of Azania, those who knew and loved him, found themselves instantly paralysed by deep feelings of disbelief and shock. It was as if time had just come to an abrupt stop.

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  • The Bag Factory

    I head towards the Oriental Plaza, looking for The Bag Factory. I pass Newtown, the “old” Cultural district of Johannesburg, “old” because Maboneng seems to have taken over that title. My survival instinct pushes me to walk on the busier streets to avoid confrontations with vagrants and hunger, homelessness and uncertainty and the often invisible truth of this city of gold.

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  • Review: Karoo Moose

    Magic gets lost when our childhood ends. The all-consuming task of trying to survive in a world we can barely makes sense of, has a sort of “boundary effect” as we transition from childhood to adulthood an forget that our lives were once illuminated by everyday magic. Thozama’s childhood is stolen from her leaving her angry and pregnant in a time when a strange creature is roaming around the village.

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  • Political Lessons From The Must Fall Moment

    “There is in South Africa an over-riding idea to move towards ‘comfortable’ politics, between leaders. And they hold discussions among themselves about this. Comfortable politics in the sense that we must move at a pace that doesn’t rock the boat. In other words people are shaped by the system even in their consideration of approaches against the system.

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  • Fear Of The Gay Planet – The Comedy Of Shaming

    “Imagine a gay…” the comedian opens his set, already the audience is in stiches. Clearly “a gay” anything is, in and of itself, a joke. “…police” he punctuates before leading his loyal audience in laughter. He tells the story of his gay policeman. They lap it up; they want more. “Or imagine a gay…” he obliges to their wishes – again they die with laughter, “newsreader.” He punctuates, the house roars.

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  • Funnily Enough…

    SATURDAY brought the entire comedy industry under one roof for the 6th annual Comic’s Choice Awards (CCA) at Montecasino. Arriving 15 minutes before show time, I zoomed past a bustling yellow carpet as if I was on the run from the comedy police.

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  • Recognise Me For Who I Am

    We are of a race that has no knowledge to offer modern South Africa. Our forms of cognising, modes of being-in-the-world, our weltanschauungen cannot be admitted to credence. They fall outside the bounds of modern disciplinary knowledges. More precisely our forms of knowledge are incomprehensible to the ideological sciences of man.

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  • Not Set In Stone