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The Queens Fortress – Uthando eGoli

The Queens Fortress – Uthando eGoli

There is a field of untapped and unscathed musical artistry buried in the heart of uMzimkhulu in KwaZulu-Natal and our guest on this week, D.O.X RSA is determined to take all the support and knowledge he has collected back home

Love 10 000

Love 10 000

Akere in those days it was unheard of for boyfriends; prospective or not, to waltz into homes with the freedom of Gomora’s rodents and liberally behest temporary handovers of their sweethearts.

Dudu Myeni: A Litmus Test for SA Black Feminism

Dudu Myeni: A Litmus Test for SA Black Feminism

There is a political contest between the forces of the ruling elite and their appendages who are heading the state against the working class, which in this case is the only voice that can counter rampant neoliberalism of privatization of state owned enterprises. This contest is also carried out in the terrain of the ideological state apparatus wherein the media, radio, newspapers, bourgeois academics all echo the sentiments that Dudu Myeni plunged SAA into a financial abyss.

Is Isphithiphthi a Classic?

Is Isphithiphthi a Classic?

“Isphithiphithi is an album for those who listen more than just entertainment value. The AmaPiano songs on the album achieve the purpose to ruminate and remind both us and those who will come after us of the musical zeitgeist of 2019, of just how important in our current popular cultural life AmaPiano is.

Chronicles of a Christian who Reads

Chronicles of a Christian who Reads

Christianity is a big player in the business of interpretation. In precisely this way, it is generative of hegemonic interpretative schemas. Prayer, for starters, can no longer be imagined outside its lingo. Secondly, any appeal to the world of spirit is now bifurcated into God and demons. Devils are black, Angels are white.

The Queens Fortress – On Navigating Black Womanhood

The Queens Fortress – On Navigating Black Womanhood

“I hold the doorknob and I take a breath before I open the door to the world, and the minute I open, the flood comes in, and suddenly I am fighting the waves,” is how medical doctor and esteemed poet Thandokuhle Mngqibisa describes her experience in the body of a Black woman in this country.

42 Years on: Dis-membering Sobukwe

42 Years on: Dis-membering Sobukwe

42 years after his death under banishment, the legacy of Prof. Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe remains but a haunting shadow in South African historiography, dis-membered and left to the vultures to feast on its carcass.