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Modes of Communication: Letters From The Underworlds

Modes of Communication: Letters From The Underworlds

Following his standout performance at NYC Winter Jazzfest earlier this month, the visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini has announced an April 3 release date for his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds, an expansive album anchored by Makhathini’s expressive piano in which lyrical, plaintive horns mingle with percussion, pained yelps and urgent lyrics. The album is available for pre-order on CD and digital formats.

Blacks DO Read

Blacks DO Read

Wipe out of your mind the anti-Black stereotype that Blacks don't read. What is true is that we've been systematically denied education. Where we were given access to educational institutions, they made sure to either under-educate or mis-educate us.

Die Volle Fokken Spy

Die Volle Fokken Spy

Tasked with recounting the life and times of Jairus ‘Jakarumba’ Nkwe, a successful yet notoriously colourful problem child of Kwaito, the production in fact went beyond its call of duty as it drew crowds from all sectors of society, folk who thirsted for times yonder when street bashes and 6 to 6 parties were the order.

Amabali Pod: Unpacking Cultures of Consent

Amabali Pod: Unpacking Cultures of Consent

On this episode of AmabaliPod we speak to Gorata Chengeta - PHD Candidate at Wits University - about understanding what Consent is in relation to sexual violence. We unpack cultures of consent with her, as she gives insight to what the research in her 2018 Masters thesis titled "An exploration of black women university students' sexual experiences". We also speak about Zodwa Wabantu and many more interesting personal reflections.

Thina Singabantwa Base Afrika

Thina Singabantwa Base Afrika

The seminar series, hosted by the School of Journalism & Media Studies, ‘Southern Epistemologies Thinking Beyond the Abyss for a Transformative Curriculum’, took place at the Makhanda-based Pan-Africanist oriented school, Isikolo sama-Afrika (African School of Thought). The seminar created a space to touch the intangible: African histories and untold identities.

Mofokeng Documented Life & Memory in South Africa

Mofokeng Documented Life & Memory in South Africa

It is with deep felt sorrow and bereavement that the family shares the news that Santu Mofokeng, passed away peacefully on Sunday 26 January 2020 in the presence of his loving family. He is at rest now. His last days were filled with love and support from his family, including loving messages from friends and practitioners from all over the world.

Laqasha & The Lost Art of Debt Collection

Laqasha & The Lost Art of Debt Collection

Once, my grandmother sent me to “landa leyompahla”, being fed up with asking for impahla that I never get, I got to the person’s house and said “ugogo ubethe ngizocela imali yakhe” without even blinking as the poor woman sat, watching TV with her family.

Africa: The Land For Ubuntu And iwa l ewa?

Africa: The Land For Ubuntu And iwa l ewa?

iwa l ewa is a Yoruba philosophical word that reflects on the inherent qualities that determine good or bad characters in historical Yoruba society. I believe that iwa l ewa and ubuntu are traditional knowledge systems that buttress the objectives of African humanist philosophy.