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Ukugrumba

Ukugrumba, which means to “dig up” in isiXhosa, is a body of work motivated by my family’s trauma as a result of activism in South Africa's struggle against apartheid, liberation and reconciliation effects within present day South Africa.

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UJ Weekend of Jazz

“Jazz musicians and their audiences are feeling the decline of Jo’burg City’s iconic jazz circuit and it is imperative to create new spaces where artists can let their riffs run wild and audiences can revel in the sound.

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Tshepang Ramoba: SEŠATE

Africa is home to many legendary folk tales that have laid foundation to many cultural teachings. Even though these folk stories differ from each culture, there’s always a common thread that is similar and relatable. Through Tshepang’s new EP, audience are reintroduced to authentic folk stories told his in native language SEŠATE (Sepedi).

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Unlearn

Unlearn chronicles the travails and struggles of a young lady, Angel Mojapelo, who is deeply wrought in the darkness of depression and anxiety. Mojapelo uses stand-up comedy as a coping mechanism to deal with her parents’ failed marriage and unfulfilling career choices. She attends a friend’s party which sets in motion various events that change her life dramatically.

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Gig of The Weekend – F-Stop Club

The F-Stop Club is a collective of visual artists who are interested in DIY self-publishing through the creation of Zine making. The Club believes that within the South African visual culture, it is important to have a platform where artists can produce their own work in order to sustain the practice.

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Andrew Tshabangu - Footprints

Born 1966 in Soweto, Tshabangu is particularly drawn to the people, urban landscapes and domestic spaces of the city of Johannesburg. As Hlonipha Mokoena noted, Tshabangu’s photographs “preserve the perpetually changing Jo’burg”, a practice at odds with “a world that erases and forgets”.

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