Monday 8th of March 2021

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Torch of Patrice Lumumba

Torch of Patrice Lumumba

In murderous treachery, the West conspired to have him killed and thus ensure the country and continent would return once again to an affair of deprivation. We must remember Lumumba and carry his torch of liberation, else we allow the West a horrifying victory.

REVIEW: Seriously Single

REVIEW: Seriously Single

Ultimately, an enjoyable romantic comedy still needs to be full of some essence, whether traditional or subverted. Film still needs something to say, even when it wants to speak absurdly. Seriously Single is a film that shows discordance and tells emptiness -- and not deliberately.

The Untold Story of Piet Ratombo

The Untold Story of Piet Ratombo

Closure. We all need closure. Closure is what many families were deprived of when their loved ones were assassinated by the Apartheid police or sentenced to death by hanging and some given a pauper's burial for their political convictions.

The Birth of Gender Roles

The Birth of Gender Roles

If there is one thing we could call universal, it would be gender roles. Not only are gender roles universal but they are consistent. From the stone age times till today, people are assigned roles based on their gender. Which leads us to the important question, "what led to the birth of gender roles"?

Lewis Hamilton’s Race Against Racism

Lewis Hamilton’s Race Against Racism

Snooker superstar Ronnie O'Sullivan bizarrely believes the races are not won by Hamilton but his technically superior Mercedes car. O'Sullivan's (lack of) reasoning is that, "If you have a car that is going a second a lap quicker than the other cars, in theory all he has to beat is his team-mate [Valtteri] Bottas – who seems to be comfortable and happy playing second fiddle".

Creating The Black Family Album

Creating The Black Family Album

I being one to never page through an album chronologically, I skip towards the very end and ask Silas which, among the plethora of reasons, is the one that he believes to be the spine that holds together the volume that captures, “come study at Market Photo Workshop”. With no bokeh of hesitation he replies, “why would you come here?” he pauses, muses as if adjusting his aperture and putting the perfect picture in focus, looks back at us on his computer screen, then proceeds, “If there is one reason to bring you to the Market Photo Workshop, it has to be that here you learn how to create images, not how to take them.”

Soothsayers & Masters of Perfect Timing

Soothsayers & Masters of Perfect Timing

Perfect timing and soothsaying can never really be taught; a part of it comes naturally and most of it requires a willing and an engaged initiate. The Market Photo Workshop gets this very well; hence its pedagogic method is framed as ‘workshoping’ rather than training. And so an interactive environment is created between student (initiate) and teacher (initiator). Maditsi attests to this: “At MPW, no one is superior. Everyone is respected for the artist that they are.”

uMama - Reflections on Experiences with Our Mothers

uMama - Reflections on Experiences with Our Mothers

There is so much that is said, written and reported about fathers that today I wish to shift my attention and write about a particular set of experiences with our mothers. These experiences are in no way a reflection on all mothers nor is it a rebuttal on behalf of failing fathers.