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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.

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Party Redesign & Land Reform Tops EFF Conference Priorities

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 2nd National People’s Assembly (NPA) will happen between the 13th and 16th of December 2019 in Johannesburg, Nasrec, under the theme “Consolidating the Ground for Socialist Power!”. Yesterday, on the 14th of November 2019, the party launched the discussion documents for the 2nd NPA, which have been processed by the EFF Central Command Team (CCT).

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Eight New Plays Echoing Our Turbulent Times

Through the reading festival; The Writers Lab in association with DiArtskonageng are offering South African writers an opportunity to be published. The Writers Lab was founded with a range of objectives, one of which is to (re)write our history by invoking the latent talents of young and old writers alike.

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No Borders Exhibtion & The Hugh Masekela Lecture Ahead Of Festival

At 7pm on Friday the 8th of November the Hugh Masekela Annual Lecture will take place at Soweto Theatre. Dr Lindelwa Dalamba speak on the topic of Bra Hugh’s album Colonial Man: A musical critique of Imperial Colonialism. Dalamba teaches music history at the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Arts, Department of Music. She is an historian of South African jazz, focusing on its trajectory in South Africa and in exile (particularly in Britain) during apartheid.

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Phambi Kwendlovu

Eldridge was reported to be a homeless man who worked at times as a hotel clerk, and was employed to mind the creature despite his lack of qualification and experience. Conflicting accounts converge on the central narrative that he was killed during a parade by an enraged Mary, after he prodded her behind the ear with a hook, as she reached down to nibble on a watermelon rind.

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David Koloane: A Resilient Visionary

“Koloane was not only an important figure in South Africa’s visual art landscape but was also a critical voice that has shaped its contemporary moment. With over five decades working in the visual art space, Koloane has had an illustrious artistic career that has cemented him as an influential figure in visual art and legendary in the role he played in creating space for Black artists,” says Dr Same Mdluli, Standard Bank Gallery Manager.

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Ukugrumba – Panel Discussion

Ukugrumba, also, examines haunted places that bear memories of a violent past. The work interrogates conversations of the struggle and details testimonies of untold stories of former liberation soldiers and their families. The work revisits the past to shed light on the reality of the trauma that apartheid caused.

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