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Kewpie: Daughter of District Six

Born in 1941, Kewpie was a well-known queer figure and hairdresser from District Six. From what we know, Kewpie’s gender identity was fluid, and she did not strictly identify as either male or female. However, both Kewpie and her friends tended to use feminine pronouns for each other.

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Neo To Love

Neo to love presents new life-size works by the young artist, which depict socially confirmed scenes from his childhood. His intimate paintings, drawings and collages portray people having conversations, dancing or showing affection in turbulent times: all universal social expressions. Matloga questions notions of what is normal and what is exotic, a criterion that is strongly influenced by Western perception.

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Talitha Cumi

The image of the bull, which entered Zvavahera’s iconography during a residency in India in 2018, appearing in the triptych she produced for the 10th Berlin Biennale, recurs here as an oppressive force, yet one that inspires a necessary striving for transformation. The artist notes, ‘I know there’s going to be a battle in the future when I see a bull in my dreams.

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Music Industry Get Behind Gigi Gang Show

Late last year South African rapper Gigi LaMayne decided to put together her own concert to focus on celebrating her peers who are often exploited by promoters. And so was born the GIGI GANG SHOW. Little did she know how much the South African music industry would get behind her and support her vision.

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Mama Sobukwe Honoured

Mama Sobukwe was a sage who did not become part of the struggle for selfish benefits and personal aggrandizement, but for the genuine cause of freedom of Azania. She outstood the test of time, outshone all her adversaries and outlived many of her contemporaries. For this reason, VUT will always remember and honour the resilient and indomitable “Mother of Azania”, as she was affectionately known.

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