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Fatherhood & The Men’s Conference

Fatherhood & The Men’s Conference

As a boy I recall a slightly greying men patting my shoulders in a paternal embrace. He was my father, back from the "conference", after a few years of absence. As he pecked my forehead, his prickly moustache scraped my skin. My father had returned. However, I was naive enough to think it would be for good.

Knuckle City: Fisticuffs & Redemption in Mdantsane

Knuckle City: Fisticuffs & Redemption in Mdantsane

Set in the poor, rural town of Mdantsane, known as the boxing mecca of Mzansi, Qubeka’s film follows the anarchical descent of the two brothers into a hellish life as they are driven to the brink by an all-too-familiar toxic masculinity that breaks them down. Over and above a tale of men and boxing, ‘Knuckle City’ is in fact the story of a family’s ability to maintain some sort of unity in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Modes of Communication: Letters From The Underworlds

Modes of Communication: Letters From The Underworlds

Following his standout performance at NYC Winter Jazzfest earlier this month, the visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini has announced an April 3 release date for his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds, an expansive album anchored by Makhathini’s expressive piano in which lyrical, plaintive horns mingle with percussion, pained yelps and urgent lyrics. The album is available for pre-order on CD and digital formats.

Blacks DO Read

Blacks DO Read

Wipe out of your mind the anti-Black stereotype that Blacks don't read. What is true is that we've been systematically denied education. Where we were given access to educational institutions, they made sure to either under-educate or mis-educate us.

Die Volle Fokken Spy

Die Volle Fokken Spy

Tasked with recounting the life and times of Jairus ‘Jakarumba’ Nkwe, a successful yet notoriously colourful problem child of Kwaito, the production in fact went beyond its call of duty as it drew crowds from all sectors of society, folk who thirsted for times yonder when street bashes and 6 to 6 parties were the order.

Amabali Pod: Unpacking Cultures of Consent

Amabali Pod: Unpacking Cultures of Consent

On this episode of AmabaliPod we speak to Gorata Chengeta - PHD Candidate at Wits University - about understanding what Consent is in relation to sexual violence. We unpack cultures of consent with her, as she gives insight to what the research in her 2018 Masters thesis titled "An exploration of black women university students' sexual experiences". We also speak about Zodwa Wabantu and many more interesting personal reflections.