Saturday 5th of December 2020

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There's A Tik-Kop On My Stoep

There's A Tik-Kop On My Stoep

Democracy in 1994 came with renewed hope for the next generation. Millennial Black children began attending better schools than those their parents had been offered through Bantu education. As time will always tell, each generation has its vices. Every other family was gripped by alcoholism in the 1990s and early 2000s, and the 2000s and 2010s ushered in a narcotic subculture largely influenced by the nightlife in PE central

Black Celebrities Part of the Capitalism & Anti-Blackness Project

Black Celebrities Part of the Capitalism & Anti-Blackness Project

Capitalism/anti-black racism use 'Black celebrities' (especially in the entertainment industry), to promote false notions of Black progress, success or excellence, and to ensure Black young people remain politically unconscious, by promoting a life style that is fuelled by the insatiable urge to accumulate as much bling as possible (not accumulate knowledge of self).

Black Lawyers & Juju’s Political Malnourishment

Black Lawyers & Juju’s Political Malnourishment

“WE WERE losing cases with Black lawyers failing to submit a simple thing as one page. And then we must use the same services [and] lose cases so that we can be projected as the most disorganised organisation with no direction? To hell with all of you." Who said these words? Kaizer Matanzima? No. Lucas Mangope? No. Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi? No. Mmusi Maimane? No.

Amulets & Tin-Foil Hats

Amulets & Tin-Foil Hats

Sfiso Atomza popularly known as singer and songwriter from The Muffinz has released a three-track EP, titled Amulets & Tin-Foil Hats. The Music is a celebration of the Live instrument, bands, and his interpretations of the live groove influences that comprise the South African Live Music scene, which he feels should be re-introduced again as Mbaqanga.

Khulekani Cele’s Fascination with Abstractions

Khulekani Cele’s Fascination with Abstractions

Keeping up with the theme of ubiquity of Cele’s work, his expressions are not limited to the world of texture, colour, line, shape and space. He consciously affirms that his “body of work deals with themes of perception, the politics in identity and the transculturation of a Black man in contemporary South Africa.

Annual FNB Art Prize Winner — Lady Skollie

Annual FNB Art Prize Winner — Lady Skollie

Lady Skollie (born Laura Windvogel) remarks on her win, “as someone who never fit in, someone who dropped out of art school, someone who only got South African representation at the age of 31, winning a local art prize makes me feel like my existence in it is validated.”

Hauntology & The Ghosts It Gathers

Hauntology & The Ghosts It Gathers

Life, especially Black life, is haunted. We are terrorised by constant persecution, the memories of our pasts and the anxieties of our future. There are many unsolved crimes, lost histories and sites where atrocities which once occurred can no longer clearly be seen -- “non-sites of memory”. We must recognise and address these phantoms. This is where the wisdom of, Ghosts, Spectres, Revenants: Hauntology as a Means to Think and Feel Future is helpful.

A Word of Caution to Afrikans

A Word of Caution to Afrikans

Ordinarily, I should take pride in all successes, however minuscule, which project Afrikans in good light - such as when Shudufhadzo, Zozibini et al... who were crowned in beauty pageants, but my complements are tampered with caution when the celebration of such successes results in the advocacy of tribalistic propensity.