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90 Years Of Fashion, Culture and Resistance

Followers of yesteryear’s sub-cultures know that aboMshoza could be seen wearing shoes like Bass moccasins and jiving to Kwela in classic one tone or two tone Florsheims. Mapantsulas were sometimes in dungarees and Converse All Stars, as some incorporated swift two step staff rider moves into their dance moves

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Ultimate Storytelling Contest

The Ultimate Storytelling Contest is an open call for submissions, granting African Storytellers from across the continent to share their stories with not only the judges of the contest, but to integrate social media by posting a 3 minute video on their Facebook and Twitter timeliness with the hash tags, #UltimateStoryteller, #HSC and #HadithiyaAfrica.

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Mdingi Express Finally Speaks on Proteas Racism

It took young Lungi Ngidi’s Black Lives Matter call for the Mdingi Express to open up. Ntini, who broke into the Proteas ranks in 1998 as the “first black player”, stopped playing professional cricket nine years ago. For 22 years, Ntini hid the bleeding wound with a gentleman’s smile. But our Black Consciousness had always convinced us that something was not right with the apparent happiness of Ntini in the national side.

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Cecil John Rhodes: British Empire Hitman

“We fight Rhodes because he means so much for oppression, injustice, & moral degradation to South Africa - but if he passed away tomorrow there still remains the terrible fact that something in our society has formed the matrix which has fed, nourished and built up such a man.”

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Lockdown: National Depression Looms

As a former psychometrist at a large multinational public institution, I have an in-depth understanding of working with employees who operated in stressful environments across the world, from Cuba and Venezuela to Algeria and Mauritania. My interpretation is that the lockdown is not far from such environments of war and hardship.

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The Problem with Vusi Thembekwayo and Darkies Like Him…

As Black people, our issues are systemic — and to go around saying that 'Black people aren't ready for freedom' is an oversimplification of a problem that's faced us for well over 400 years. Our problems as Black people in South Africa begin in 1652, when white settlers decide that they will take our land, rape us, kill us, and implement laws that will govern through the end of time.

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