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Engaging "We, the Purple"

Engaging "We, the Purple"

"We the Purple" centers around the pivotal 1994 elections and the symbolic Purple Rain Protest of 1989. Through a unique blend of visual, auditory, and tactile elements, the exhibition offers a multifaceted exploration of South Africa's lived experiences.

Pula

Pula

The exhibition is a three-part presentation exploring the concept of "Pula" a Setswana term that refers to 'rain'. It is a metaphor for prosperity, abundance, and exploring the concept of blessings such as through symbolic themes of spirituality & socio-political conversations.

The 1976 Generation's Blueprint for Youth

The 1976 Generation's Blueprint for Youth

Youth Month in South Africa serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the pressing issues that continue to plague the country's young population. Despite their potential and creativity, many young people in South Africa face staggering unemployment rates, social ills, and economic marginalization.

Perhaps We Need Biko Now More Than Ever

Perhaps We Need Biko Now More Than Ever

There is an insidious resurgence of white consciousness that influences the outcomes of the elections. White consciousness, underpinned by racism and white supremacy, lost political power to black people in 1994. Yet, through organizations such as the Democratic Alliance and Freedom Front Plus, white consciousness is pushing hard to resurge and reclaim its ground in the state.

Tshepang Ramoba to Release Solo EP "Sello" on June 28

Tshepang Ramoba to Release Solo EP "Sello" on June 28

Tshepang Ramoba, the dynamic musician renowned for his role in the band BLK JKS, is set to release his highly anticipated solo EP, "Sello," on June 28, 2024. "Sello," which translates to "a cry" in Sepedi, is a deeply personal and emotive project that reflects Ramoba's roots and innovative musical style.

Landlessness Exposed on Kukithi La

Landlessness Exposed on Kukithi La

Townships have always been social sinkholes where people need land to live and produce food, which is critical for tackling rising hunger. Hence, Mazibuko Jara proposes that radical solutions are required to resolve South Africa’s land crisis. This includes the transformation of townships into livable places by giving them better treatment.

30 Years of Constitutional Democracy & The Crisis of Black Thought

30 Years of Constitutional Democracy & The Crisis of Black Thought

The race war of conquest since 1652 should be foregrounded because the law is an extension of this war by other means, such as the settler constitutions since 1853. The fundamental significance of the Afrikanist-War-Studies paradigm lies in its ontological focus on white settlers as the fundamental problem, as opposed to their institutions of war, such as law.

Poet-O-Type Returns to the Market Theatre

Poet-O-Type Returns to the Market Theatre

After a successful run at AFDA Red Roof Theatre, the critically acclaimed two-hander Poet-O-Type written by prolific Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre recipient (2020) Jefferson ‘J.Bobs’ Tshabalala is making a return to the Market Theatre stage.

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