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String Theory: Msaki, Zahara & Berita Head East

String Theory: Msaki, Zahara & Berita Head East

Zahara is a multi-award-winning artist with platinum selling albums. She broke into the scene with her timeless anthem Loliwe and continued giving us hits such as Ndiza, Mali, Mgodi and Destiny among others. She has been celebrated for her musical prowess and also faced some challenges in her journey but this East London beauty is still standing and sharing her gifts with the world

Blessing Ngobeni | Study Song of Chicotte

Blessing Ngobeni | Study Song of Chicotte

Four years later, Ngobeni has revisited that powerful series and reproduced the artworks from that seminal show in the medium of print. The linocuts offer a graphic reinterpretation of Ngobeni’s large, bold, and complex collages on canvas – rendering the familiar images in softer tones of blues, purples and greys. The linocuts offer an intimate conversation with the artist, a quiet moment to reflect on his past statements, future ambitions and immediate realities.

Black People As The Only Force of Change In The Settler-Colony

Black People As The Only Force of Change In The Settler-Colony

Myeza's critique was published on 4 May, 1987 by the Sowetan newspaper, under the heading 'Force White Voters Ignore'. As I understand it, his critique sought not only to expose the uselessness of this election to Black people, but also the dangerously deceptive role of white liberal organisations in 'mainstream' South AfriKKKan politics.

Dada Khanyisa – Good Feelings

Dada Khanyisa – Good Feelings

“I took a lead from people just telling me what they see in the works. It made me comfortable in not just sticking to one narrative or pushing what I wanted them to see. I’m not precious about how people interpret the work so that’s why I’m shuffling the characters, seeing how they communicate next to each other and what narratives can be born from that.

Black Solidarity: Maybe Some Things Are Metaphysical

Black Solidarity: Maybe Some Things Are Metaphysical

Every time Black people organize themselves against an identified enemy, on the basis of (progressive) principles, they soon collapse internally and give up on the objectives of the movement or organization. The presence of spies, who take classified information on next moves and programs to the enemy, doesn’t make it easier for the organization, movement and leadership.

Sex & January’s Cabbage Blues

Sex & January’s Cabbage Blues

Tis the season for the cabbage lalalala lala lala...yhuu sana...tiz bad. Nini nini inkomazi, mawuthi uvula ifridge hello cabbage mawuthi uyayivala vuu tin fish...awusazi nokuthi the smell from the tin fish is the fish itself or it's your girl's punani ngoba phela this month kugezwa nge sunlight dishwasher...you bath but you still smell...kweeee...ningasifaki kuma family problems wenu somblief tog, thina we still good.

Madoda Score Versus Lesoba La Mogodu

Madoda Score Versus Lesoba La Mogodu

You downgrade the level of education to below lesoba la mogodu standards, to below international or even IEB standards, you remove maths almost completely because bana ba Botsang are as dom as their father in figures except money and introduce a worse than arithmetic maths literacy what what. You firstly downgrade the pass mark from 50% to 40%, then to 33.34%, now to 30% in order to push kids forward and you tick your boxes of success.

Papa Penny Ahee!

Papa Penny Ahee!

“Back in the day, Tsonga people used to hide their Tsonganess, especially in Johannesburg. They would easily speak other languages and hide their true selves and heritage. This is slowly changing, but there are some who are still in hiding. My show plays a very important role in getting those in hiding to come out.