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CULTURE Review

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Black Love

On Washing Your Man’s Underwear

But the truth is there are ladies who really don’t mind ensuring that their man’s underwear was clean by doing the job themselves, hand or machine wash. Maybe the idea is that they can do a much better job than a man in the art of washing the undies.

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Love At Hard Rock

An astute and perceptive musician who has shared stages with a host of South Africa’s greats, Zuma captured the intimate crowd of lovers and singles gathered at the Café with his stylish delivery of a number of his own compositions, creamed by covers of local and international classics with a sprinkle of Motown’s de luxe.

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her and him

It’s like battling a tide and trying to win, and believing you can. That the sheer force of will can overcome the natural pull of the gravity and the density of the energy that has already been cast in your direction.

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Loving Broke People

Jo’burg is unkind. The broke do not deserve love. And should you become out of pocket stemming from whatever trepidation or misfortune, the city of greed will not hesitate to remind you of your predicament on a daily basis.

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Love & Revolution

I recall in one of the random conversations I had, someone saying “you will realise we are all one and we can never claim to love others and not love those that love them”. I allowed that very concise yet profound statement to digest. I then later realised how that could be read in the context of community, of the revolution. How that kind of love can manifest in a world where the existence of a healthy black love is a complete aberration.

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I Am Single

It always seems shocking when you tell people that you’re single. It’s like you’ve just announced that you have a chronic disease. There’s always sadness and a look of pity that you get upon announcing that there is no man in your life.

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Kasi Salon Blues

Look, I haven't walked through the doors of a hair salon since 2008 when I asked Alfonso, my hairstylist (and by hairstylist, I actually mean the dude from Limpopo who just built a mkhukhu in his yard and decided he'll do people's hair). Also, I use the word door very loosely because Noxolo does her thing on the side of the road. You know how it is in the concentration camps mos.

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Lobola & Heartbreak – The Jimmy Tau Conundrum

Today, things have changed. There is a definite element of greed in most communities and some use lobola as a get rich quick scheme. It is suggested that Tau paid R200,000 for his former lady’s hand in marriage, and some years ago it was rumoured that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, was asked to fork out a million rand for his then lady friend, Minnie Dlamini.

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