Friday 22nd of October 2021

CULTURE Review

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Founding Origins of South Africa

Founding Origins of South Africa

For starters ‘South Africa’s history, precedes the fifteenth century. Details of the latter will be herein omitted because their superfluous for this paper’s core interest, of founding incidents that led to origins of ‘South Africa’. Conflicts birthed ‘South Africa’, dating back (as paraphrased from South Africa’s then deputy President Thabo Mbeki’s ode, to his predecessor) to the “first moment of black anti-colonial struggle” (Johnson, 2009:123) in the Battle of Salt River on 1st March 1510 .

Black Summer

Black Summer

It is my prediction that in the next few generations of youth, conditions for a true revolution will ripen and this charge will be led by you.

The Lives of Black Folk by CULTURE Review

The Lives of Black Folk by CULTURE Review

Yes, even in these lands native to their forebears, where the settler colonists and their errand runners imagine that a dubious peace can hold in the midst of unending Black misery, these eloquent and unflinching voices find their purpose and beauty through clear visions that scythe through carefully curated webs of lies.

Call for Submissions: Makunyiwe Macala!

Call for Submissions: Makunyiwe Macala!

Makunyiwe Macala!* This is a Xhosa term that is said during times of battle where we take matters into our hands. In English one might use the term ‘tit for tat’ / ‘butter for fat’. In this issue, we would like to tap into that spirit of defiance and rebellion.

WordUp Tape 2

WordUp Tape 2

WordUP Tape 2 Mixed [Styled] Curated by The Dala What You Must Mantra-ist, King Keep It Real Boutique The First. The Spirit Of Sheveza Current Is Present With Township Spirituals.

The Great Unrest

The Great Unrest

South Africa’s racial inequality is well known and often titled with the first prize of being the most unequal society in the world, where the largely black poor are getting poorer by the day and the mostly white rich are getting richer by the day. Add to that a democratically elected Black government that has failed to put together plans to lift Black people out of the shame of poverty and into the dignity of economic participation, and you have yourself a perfect ticking time bomb waiting for a slight trigger to explode.

The Haunted

The Haunted

My first impulse when I picked up Hauntings the Anthology was, “I hope I won’t be visiting another femicide/GBV trauma ward, as a Black woman who is cursed to have this history of events as their everyday lived experience”.