Thursday 12th of December 2019

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We’re Done Talking to Whites

We’re Done Talking to Whites

Black People have taken to social media in thousands if not millions, using every possible form of communication, from allegory to poetry, including well researched articles and statistics, graphic images of the many dimensions and multi-layers of Black Pain, to no avail.

Weekender – All That Jazz

Weekender – All That Jazz

Miriam was not that attractive—I mean, curves and all that jazz. I think our first concert with Miriam was somewhere in the East Rand—singing negro spirituals, you know. But still, I was not yet impressed, maybe because I was so influenced by this Negro guy— Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker.” - Kippie Moeketsi

Macufe 2019

Macufe 2019

Cox will perform at the Divas Concert on 11 October and will be joined by Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, Lady Zamar and Nonkosi & Khuthala. Local rappers Kwesta, Boity, Anatii, K.O and Yungsta will showcase at the Hip Hop concert on 4 October.

The Art of Cheating

The Art of Cheating

Infidelity is a team effort and we have each other’s backs as women. "So wuwe lo owenza umngani wethu happy?" a friend will ask a guy, even if she knows that you are boyfriend number four. We will call you mkhwenyana for five years knowing full well that our friend is still waiting for Mr Right. Whatever that is…

Daniele Tamagni Grant

Daniele Tamagni Grant

This is an international Photography Grant with funding for a Scholarship for higher education and is designed to sponsor young and emerging photographers. The spirit of this initiative promotes the dissemination of the African culture, its creativity, the impact of its visual aesthetics on the continent and the diaspora and the in-depth exploration of the photography media.

Cion Remembers Ways of Dying and Ways of Thriving

Cion Remembers Ways of Dying and Ways of Thriving

For Maqoma, whose production is inspired by a character from Zakes Mda’s novels Ways of Dying and Cion, Mda’s meeting of mourning with slave-memory is a political journey. One that Maqoma artfully combines with Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, creating an entirely new work. Mda’s character Toloki is a professional mourner who travels to the U.S. in search of other ways of mourning.

Springboks Represent White Supremacy

Springboks Represent White Supremacy

The untransformed South African Rugby national team is at the world cup playing for white supremacy. This is borne out by the callous arrogant manner in which the South African Rugby Union (SARU) has treated the serious allegations of racism against the Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth.

Drifting With Muntu Vilakazi: On The Archive

Drifting With Muntu Vilakazi: On The Archive

But I have seen it, glimpses of it. His images are a critical commentary on black youth culture and the church as an important aspect of black life. They are a close look at the ‘quotidian’ and the mundane of city/township life as an anecdote we can use to think about our condition.