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Senekal, A Short History

Senekal, A Short History

Now that we can all locate Senekal in the Free State, it is perhaps befitting to reflect on the town's 153-year history and how it came to bear its name. The concentration camp (township) near the town is named Matwabeng.

Nibesabani Abelungu?

Nibesabani Abelungu?

Unlike many of us Black people, uBab’uHadebe went straight to the heart of the matter, as he sees it. In that very moment, he spoke what was in the hearts of many Black people. He said what many of us Black people feel deep inside, but will not dare say openly.

Planet Afropunk 2020: Past, Present & Future Is Black

Planet Afropunk 2020: Past, Present & Future Is Black

Through PLANET AFROPUNK, a space that has been curated for the global Black community to explore and celebrate the depth and breadth of what it means to be Black on this planet. As the engine room of the Black experience, PLANET AFROPUNK is a fluid, digital space designed to embrace the plurality of black stories and individualities that are experienced through Black music, art, conversation and activism, across borders and continents.

Ramasela

Ramasela

At the height of the night / When the sun sits highest in the sky / You can hear the cows and goats of the village bickering and howling / Everyone shuts their doors and switches off the fire

Managing The Rage of Black Working Class Youth

Managing The Rage of Black Working Class Youth

I came to understand that this complex consists of white males who control the SA economy — from finance to arms. In the context of such a reality, [the] BEE policy became nothing else but a search for a niche in the prevailing power structures by the 'aspirant Black bourgeoisie', hence their inability to constitute a radical break from the economic logic of the old order

Recipients of The Bag Factory Young Womxn Studio Bursary

Recipients of The Bag Factory Young Womxn Studio Bursary

The Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Cheriese Dilrajh and Hemali Khoosal have been selected as joint recipients of the annual Young Womxn Studio Bursary, funded by Bag Factory alumni artist Sam Nhlengethwa. They will share a fully funded studio bursary at the Bag Factory for twelve months from October 2020 to September 2021.

At What/whose Expense?  “A Critical View of the State of Black Theatre Artists in South Africa.”

At What/whose Expense? “A Critical View of the State of Black Theatre Artists in South Africa.”

Over the past eight years I have found myself increasingly despondent, to even think there is a future for emerging Black theatre artists and arts businesses. This is because, while we have seen a huge development of many young artists, arts businesses and art entrepreneurs, we have equally seen the death and closing of many independent theatre spaces and companies; and a constant threat of survival for legendary Black institutions, that are just scraping by.