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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.

Simphiwe Dana’s Symphony for African unity

Simphiwe Dana’s Symphony for African unity

Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally acclaimed artists: the poignant and smooth voice of US-based Rwandan artist Somi and the dynamic and resonant young voice of Daymé Arocena from Cuba. Together, these female musical firebrands will set fire in the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.

Xhosa Exceptionalism is Black Solidarity

Xhosa Exceptionalism is Black Solidarity

Because Xhosa people cannot be proud of their own without it being divisive. In a country that celebrates Heritage Day every 24th day of September, we suddenly don’t recognise what it is to celebrate that same heritage. Tribalism becomes a lazy argument out of a deeper narrative that needs further exploration than what this article could ever do.

Magic In Motion

Magic In Motion

Established in 2014, MiM is focused on transforming the South African film and TV industry by upskilling students and empowering them with substantial knowledge and experience in just 12 months. They are suitably equipped to embark on a career in their chosen field with some having started their own production companies and produced award-winning content.

Bafo, Live at Untitled

Bafo, Live at Untitled

Madala Kunene (Bafo), commonly referred to as the king of the Zulu guitar, lives in a house in the middle of a newly gentrified suburb just outside of Durban in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. He is often described as an Mbaqanga or Maskandi artist—something he personally hates.