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CULTURE Review

MAGAZINE

Articles written by Kulani Nkuna

Black Tinder

Disharmony among the ranks of male professional blacks fills the air with unease not too dissimilar to that of being black in that province with bicycle lanes and De Klerk Boulevard. Suitable places to meet women are becoming limited. For peers in their late twenties and early thirties, the appeal of clubs and bars has long lost its taste.

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Troubled Man

The “broken man” speech may come to mind when considering Maimane’s oratory: “For you, Honourable President are not an honourable man. You are a broken man, presiding over a broken society”. Zuma’s retort mocked Maimane’s passionate elegy and the phrase “thixo wase George Goch” has since become a catch phrase in reference to comically astounding matters.

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Scrap Yard Blues

“We live in this community only to serve those who are really living their lives. We fix their cars so that they can carry on with their lives. We live in this community but we are not part of the community. We are dirty from 7am to 7pm. Women don’t want to be seen with mechanics.”

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Re-imagining The Venda

“I do that by getting to know myself very well and draw from that moving forward. As a person you are yourself first before finding yourself in that situation. As an actor, I am me and then I find myself in that situation. We had the language discussion, we had the accent discussion, and it helped that Craig, Malcolm and Fiona are from the academic world, so they were great guides.

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Ayanda Mabulu’s Struggle

“Although I am a proud to be from that area, it was not an easy place to grow up in because of the political instability in the eighties. The townships were burning and our big brothers used to set government officials’ cars on fire. On some weekends we enjoyed hearing the sound of drums and trumpets from a funeral of a sell out policeman.

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Intellectual Tsotsi

Ngobeni has always been one to interact with his surroundings whether it was when he was living on the streets, or fending for himself in the wilderness as a child. His has been a journey that responded to the immediate environment and he continues to do that in his work. The politically inclined artwork combines his current mental dispensation while harking back to his struggles that still haunt him through his dreams. His face is always etched with a permanent smile, and this sunny disposition, despite all the hardship, prompted Mabandu to call upon Stanley Crouch to aptly describe the path that Ngobeni has travelled.

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Pornography Of Power

Things should have changed, starting from Nelson Mandela all the way to the current people occupying positions of power. We are living in dire conditions with horrors happening to our people in the township on a daily basis. I can’t help but talk about these things.

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