Thursday 9th of December 2021

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Black Men: Amateurs or Charlatans?

Black Men: Amateurs or Charlatans?

When Black men speak of systemic anti-Black racism, and some white person comes and says “no I’m not racist; I have Black friends or I have adopted Black kids,” we tell them off. Why? Because we firmly believe, and correctly so, that, “by virtue of their whiteness in this anti-Black world they are structurally privileged, it’s not about individuals and their so-called well-meaning gestures”

The Fermentation of the June 16 Uprisings

The Fermentation of the June 16 Uprisings

As a matter of fact, it was Khaya’s political activity that landed Biko in trouble when the two were arrested at school and detained. I recall how Bra Bisto, as Khaya was known, related to us as AZASCO members in 1995 how happy he was when Biko was arrested. This was because Biko was indifferent to political activity until that arrest.

Violence & June 16

Violence & June 16

A slave is an adult who has had to become a child all over again. This is the experience of black people who leave their homes as adults but spend the day as children in the company of white people and then put on their adult face on their way home.

Twilight in Gomora

Twilight in Gomora

In the twilight a dog's wail can be heard in the distance, there is no real silence in the township, in between the stolen moments of serenity there are eerie sounds to remind the people of how low they fall on the food chain; a crying baby; a woman scolding her children for this thing or the other; a helicopter flying above the small houses looking for a stolen car; a terrifying gunshot in the distance.

Bopha, Bopha, Bopha!!!

Bopha, Bopha, Bopha!!!

When I heard Mr Percy Mtwa (who wrote, directed and starred in the play) alongside his co-stars Mr Tshallo Chokwe and Mr Terrence Ngwila scream out those words at the end of the play, I couldn’t help but clap as hard as I could, yell as loudly as I could behind my mask and got on my feet. I looked around and noticed how everyone else who was in the theater had the same thought. These three gentlemen deserved the standing ovation they received.

Every Archive Has Its Limitations: In Conversation with Wanelisa Xaba

Every Archive Has Its Limitations: In Conversation with Wanelisa Xaba

South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini characterises the university as “a space that does not listen to its surrounding” , if that is indeed the case, then UCT and other universities cannot be trusted to keep archives in ways that are fully attentive to the histories of Black communities without reproducing colonial narratives and practices

David Goldblatt’s Markers of Presence

David Goldblatt’s Markers of Presence

“Lyricism seemed not only permissible but possi-ble. In the late ‘90s I became aware of colour as a particular quality of this place and its light that I wanted to explore. It seemed ‘thin’, yet intense,” wrote Goldblatt in the publication, Regarding In-tersections (Steidl, 2014).

Rebirth of Cool: The Remix Project

Rebirth of Cool: The Remix Project

"This is a special live stream project that will be broadcasting the first performance by the band since November 2019. This performance is special simply because the band will be playing remixes of their original songs. This is a never heard before concept and material," says DJ Kenzhero, band member and co-owner of MNM Marketing Solutions.