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A Letter to Mkhulu Mangaliso Sobukwe

A Letter to Mkhulu Mangaliso Sobukwe

I decided to write this letter to you to share my thoughts with you about where I think we find ourselves as Afrikan people. We learn from the older generation of activists about your glorious deeds and the immeasurable sacrifices you and your peers made, in defence of our natural right as Afrikans to be human beings worthy of dignity and respect, in the land of our Ancestors.

The Hidden Dangers of the White-Liberal Narrative

The Hidden Dangers of the White-Liberal Narrative

Long before the National Party (NP) came to power or apartheid was made law, we the natives were already a conquered and subdued people. Some of the historical records suggest that there was invasive European presence (Portuguese) in the southern tip of Afrika, as early as the 1400s. This was followed by Dutch invasive presence in the 1600s, in what is today known as the Cape Peninsula.

Ukujola Nabantu Abangenamali

Ukujola Nabantu Abangenamali

Lento i-simple bahlali. Simple. Abo-brokie must date in their own calibre, level or whatever. Stay away from partners who are flat broke but bane expensive taste. Izimbungulu lezo and they will milk you dry. Wothi ngasho. Bayakubalekela futhi nemali mayiphela as if bona banayo.

Justice for Bra Mike

Justice for Bra Mike

In the longest running trademark case —in the history of South Africa, 19 years to date, the acting judge Keightely, in Johannesburg High Court, refuses to grant Bra Mike leave to appeal a contempt of court judgement.

It’s All About the Music

It’s All About the Music

During this month of love, it is all about the music as the Gauteng-renowned duo The Rhythm Sessions, in collaboration with NuTown Soul, bring you a brand new offering from their new extended play record (EP), which launches on Friday, 28 February 2020.

“Blacks Can Be Racist” - Reflections On UCT’s Decolonial Summer School

“Blacks Can Be Racist” - Reflections On UCT’s Decolonial Summer School

The lesson is that Blacks must not abdicate their responsibility to narrate their story of oppression as experienced by them. It doesn’t matter how much sympathetic others maybe, it remains our duty to tell the world of its atrocities against us and implicate all those who have taken part in our demise even though they may have become allies in the battle field.

Slaghuis II

Slaghuis II

Slaghuis II is a search for what it means to be marked by violence. Slaghuis is an Afrikaans word for a literal place of slaughter and a vernacular expression for a place of violence that had come to identify the tavern where Hlatshwayo grew up. He transforms the familiar spaces of home and tavern into places of making that takes up violence as a visual language.

Memory Is the Weapon: Bitter Truths

Memory Is the Weapon: Bitter Truths

We know that Project Coast, the biological and chemical warfare program mastered by Wouter Basson and Pieter Willem Botha continued under the De Klerk administration because in April 1989, the Civil Corporation Bureau (CCP) attempted to kill the Reverend Frank Chikane with poison while he was on a trip in Namibia.