Sunday 29th of March 2020

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Gomora

Gomora

For those in the know, Gomora is also the nickname of the famous Johannesburg Kasi, Alexandra. The ragged squalor and poverty of that township home of the series, which explores the disparity between lower and upper-class members of our country, with the contrast between the two worlds brought to life through one of the most innovative filming styles.

Black Thought Music - Koša Ke Nnete

Black Thought Music - Koša Ke Nnete

To watch Koša Ke Nnete is to hear and experience committed music, under the influence of the church bell and child-like wailings. Under the influence of spoken word (poets and failed prophets). Under the influence of amaculo (asewisile) namagwijo akuKomani yeZibele (Queenstown) and Kiba in Ga-Matlala, Limpopo.

The Sjava Precedent

The Sjava Precedent

Flowing from the principle of “I believe her”, anyone charged with rape shall from now on, following how Sjava (aka Jabulani Makhubo) was treated, be regarded as guilty until proven innocent. In other words, the onus of proof regarding the offence of rape now effectively rests on the accused person to prove his innocence – the accused is guilty until proven innocent.

Reflections On the Funeral of The Great Samora Moises Machel

Reflections On the Funeral of The Great Samora Moises Machel

What tears shall we shed for you, if during all our life, throughout the sacrifices, along the hard paths that led to our encounter with freedom, you did not teach us to weep? What you taught us was to transform grief into redoubled strength, still more powerful than that which had caused the tears.

The Queens Fortress – Medicinal Poetry

The Queens Fortress – Medicinal Poetry

On this week’s episode, we have a man who brings healing through both medicine and spoken word, Dr. Linda Masilela joined our madness in playing a game of “The Doctor vs. The Poet” where he was given the most outlandish circumstances and was tasked with finding a cure either through medicine or spoken word.

Ukuthandwa

Ukuthandwa

Cuddling yabo Jesu! Uvukeliswa yi-warmth yakhe net ku-skin sakho. They even kiss you before touching your thigh, unlike lemigulukudu who touch your thigh first as a sign of wanting to go in between your legs. They always call or text to ensure if you alright and if you not, they wanna know what they can do to help. They even introduce you to their family and they pray nawe and go to church nawe.

Melanin Cinematography

Melanin Cinematography

Mnguni adds that “the idea of representing people of colour with dignity certainly isn't a new idea. There are prolific individuals who uphold this ideal, but melanin cinematography brings with it the opportunity to unite all of us under a recognizable body that aims to innovate and create new standards and introduce new technologies that are informed by our understanding of our skin from the research that we'll be conducting”.