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The Daddies of Sugar

A challenge that was set to others has now been taken by the challenge-maker himself. There has been a male director, directing males, there has been a female director, directing four females, and now in 2019, one male director directs one female actor in ‘The Daddies of Sugar’ performed by Thuto Gaasenwe from 10 – 14 December 2019 at the Ramolao Makhene Theatre.

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At Stake’ and Other Love Songs

Every year wxmen are faced with the same unbearably surreal questions asked in different ways: ‘Sifelani’?’, ‘Am I Next?’. In the absence of answers these songs have been Msaki’s attempt to keep a supple heart through heavy and callousing times and the painful hashtags that are becoming part of our story as a country.

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Mandisi Dyanty is back eRhawutini

Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist who has recently released his debut album entitled Somandla, nominated for a SAMA for best Jazz Album of 2019. He was also recently nominated for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in the ‘Best Jazz Artist’ category.

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EFF Statement On The Racist Murder of Anele Hoyana by Fritz Joubert

This is an important story that should be on all our headlines. All major papers and news cables should be leading with this terrible anti-­black Farm murder committed by a white Springbok T-­shirt wearing racist man. The man videoed himself; meaning he wanted the world to know his actions, his words. He wanted his victim to be identifiable; he even promises him a punishment due to him.

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Poetic Thursday

This month’s show will feature Wandile Anele Rusi, (known as WAR), an award winning Poet specializing in recording and performance poetry who is also a published Playwright and Theatre creative. War has recorded 2 studio albums, featuring poems on soulful beats and Afrocentric gems, some of them featuring vocalists, the albums are Words of WAR (2015) and Raw Material (2018).

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On The A-Contextual Nature of Black Mental Health

Dealing with Black "mental" health a-contextually i.e. with no sensitive regard to Black psychohistory, by allopathic western medicine (not that I expect it to do otherwise), can arguably be acceleratory and aggravating factors to the condition in issue. We have a peculiar psychohistory and, as a result, the psychodynamics around our mental health cannot be properly dissected without a proper primary frame of reference.

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Kgomotso Neto: Listening and Looking

Looking at a photograph is about listening and then looking. One has to listen to what the photograph wants to say before imposing anything on it. It is about how the ear catches the whispers and shouting that escape beyond the edges of the frame. It is about staring at what is there, what is not there, what could be there, what needs to be there.

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