Thursday 12th of December 2019

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Andrew Tshabangu - Footprints

Andrew Tshabangu - Footprints

Born 1966 in Soweto, Tshabangu is particularly drawn to the people, urban landscapes and domestic spaces of the city of Johannesburg. As Hlonipha Mokoena noted, Tshabangu’s photographs “preserve the perpetually changing Jo’burg”, a practice at odds with “a world that erases and forgets”.

Law Firm Racism

Law Firm Racism

There are two candidate attorneys allocated to Attorney X’s team, yourself and Cathy. Cathy’s varsity marks are not very strong, but she is also white and they loved her at the interview. You both are given your first assignment due within one week; it is a fairly simple task researching an aspect of law that you are very familiar with.

Material Culture: On Brotherhood, Survival and Looking Good

Material Culture: On Brotherhood, Survival and Looking Good

For many South Africans, the words “izikhotane” or “material culture” conjure up images of lavishly dressed young men and women dancing and flaunting various luxury items from clothes to alcohol brands and even the quintessential South African desert, Ultra Mel custard. From what many have perceived to be an obscene display of extravagance, a whole new community and subculture, traversing music, dance, and fashion, has emerged.

IGAMA?

IGAMA?

In the play, Mthembu ruptures linearity by disrupting theatrical time and space to simultaneously highlight why black women’s lived experiences are not linear. Mthembu finds that the dominating theatrical discourse of beginning, middle and end narrative structures of playwriting is far too limiting to speak to contemporary issues experienced by women.