Tuesday 14th of July 2020

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The Problem with Vusi Thembekwayo and Darkies Like Him…

The Problem with Vusi Thembekwayo and Darkies Like Him…

As Black people, our issues are systemic — and to go around saying that 'Black people aren't ready for freedom' is an oversimplification of a problem that's faced us for well over 400 years. Our problems as Black people in South Africa begin in 1652, when white settlers decide that they will take our land, rape us, kill us, and implement laws that will govern through the end of time.

Blood & Diamonds: The Exploitation of Africa in Cinema

Blood & Diamonds: The Exploitation of Africa in Cinema

Western films set in Africa are not African films. They make no attempt to represent authentic African stories, are created primarily for Western audiences and in the worst of ways, exploit Africa. Africans can do very little to prevent or alter these films because the economic capital they bring to the region is greater than there being no film at all.

Ngidi: Young, Gifted & Proudly Black!

Ngidi: Young, Gifted & Proudly Black!

The Proteas were a nice cricket rainbow family until the Young, Gifted and Black Lungi Ngidi, asked Cricket South Africa to take a positive stance towards the Black Lives Matter Movement, like the rest of the world.

Black Theatre – A Very Serious Play (list)

Black Theatre – A Very Serious Play (list)

An advertisement finds expression and interrupts, as I roll my eyes at the nerve of capitalism. I mean how dare it interrupt this artistically spiritual process, bestowed on me by time and destiny? As if talking to me directly Omagugu Makhathini's sultry sound echoes in the background — "yinde lendlela esihambayo" — in Nduduzo's Yehlisani Umoya.

Consciousness in Black/Afrikan Consciousness

Consciousness in Black/Afrikan Consciousness

Lack of self-concept is part and parcel of the disorientation of the Afrikan Consciousness. This is exemplified in, for instance, directionless libidinal argumentation that debates who is Black? Who is an African? Whether Indians are Black etc. If you do not know who you are you will often project this type of self-second guessing.

Providing Professional Pest Control Solutions

Providing Professional Pest Control Solutions

The Art world was shook at the news of Mamela Nyamza’s dismissal as the Artistic Director at the State Theatre in Pretoria - many were left asking questions. We understand racism, sexism, classism, ageism and all ism's because the actions exist as presuppositions of a deep culture of institutionalization. For too long artists have been made to believe that the success and value of their work is reliant on institutions - relegating themselves as the wardens and gatekeepers. By virtue, deciding for the artist whom its audience will be, while creating an illusion of autonomy.

Polyamorous (Black) Love

Polyamorous (Black) Love

I am currently in love with an effeminate man, and a bisexual woman. This is probably my third polyamorous relationship. Why am I dating two people at the same time? I often have to make my sexual partners aware of my complex DNA make-up, which has a side that is almost masculine and almost feminine.