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EFF Statement On The Racist Murder of Anele Hoyana by Fritz Joubert

EFF Statement On The Racist Murder of Anele Hoyana by Fritz Joubert

This is an important story that should be on all our headlines. All major papers and news cables should be leading with this terrible anti-­black Farm murder committed by a white Springbok T-­shirt wearing racist man. The man videoed himself; meaning he wanted the world to know his actions, his words. He wanted his victim to be identifiable; he even promises him a punishment due to him.

Poetic Thursday

Poetic Thursday

This month’s show will feature Wandile Anele Rusi, (known as WAR), an award winning Poet specializing in recording and performance poetry who is also a published Playwright and Theatre creative. War has recorded 2 studio albums, featuring poems on soulful beats and Afrocentric gems, some of them featuring vocalists, the albums are Words of WAR (2015) and Raw Material (2018).

On The A-Contextual Nature of Black Mental Health

On The A-Contextual Nature of Black Mental Health

Dealing with Black "mental" health a-contextually i.e. with no sensitive regard to Black psychohistory, by allopathic western medicine (not that I expect it to do otherwise), can arguably be acceleratory and aggravating factors to the condition in issue. We have a peculiar psychohistory and, as a result, the psychodynamics around our mental health cannot be properly dissected without a proper primary frame of reference.

Kgomotso Neto: Listening and Looking

Kgomotso Neto: Listening and Looking

Looking at a photograph is about listening and then looking. One has to listen to what the photograph wants to say before imposing anything on it. It is about how the ear catches the whispers and shouting that escape beyond the edges of the frame. It is about staring at what is there, what is not there, what could be there, what needs to be there.

FOR ONCE | MILK AND HONEY REVISITED

FOR ONCE | MILK AND HONEY REVISITED

In 2013 the Market Theatre Laboratory produced a work entitled ‘Milk and Honey’ as part of a reflection on the centenary since the passing of the 1913 Land Act. The ensemble work probed the expansive topic of land and identity. The work found expression in words, in song and in dance.

Beware, We Are Being Demobilized!

Beware, We Are Being Demobilized!

In a strange twist, referring to Blacks as "the faceless poor" it allows white liberals to profit from our misery, establishing well-funded NGO's. The only time Blacks feature as Blacks not as "the poor" are in the glossy magazines, proposals and reports sent to donors by whites in exchange of the dollar.

Mashudu Nevhutalu: Archives of Colour

Mashudu Nevhutalu: Archives of Colour

We keep moving. From point A to B we shuffle in the hopes of making it to a desired finale, far from our beginnings. We suppress the involuntary flashbacks of our shared past to avoid being slowed down by a past we cannot change. We don’t mind forgetting because what we had is far from what we want.