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Baxter Radio

In response to the impact of coronavirus and the nation-wide lockdown, the Baxter Theatre Centre has launched a brand-new initiative called Baxter Radio, aimed at recording school set-works, children’s books, new South African works and classics. These will be made directly accessible to The Baxter’s subscriber database and to community radio stations.

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Art Biography: Bambo Sibiya

He has performed extremely well in South African art competitions in recent years: in 2012 he was a finalist in the ABSA L’Atelier top ten awards, and the winner of the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award, which facilitated his completion of two residencies in 2013: at Atelier le Grand Village (Angouleme, France), and at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France)

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In The End, All We Have Is Us

In Afrika, Covid-19 is revealing remnants of our colonial past, as witnessed through chaotic lockdowns and complex marshalling of the masses. The bandaged wounds of social inequalities and poor infrastructure are peeling off. They reveal to us how slowly the wheels of freedom and equality turn.

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What is The Value of Black Life?

In my experience as a Black person the right to life and dignity are the same rights that have been violated consistently through systemic violence and associated material conditions this system creates. The conditions under which most Black people live in are not just inhumane, but pose a direct threat to their right to life.

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The Dube Birds Will Fly Again (of love, loss and resurrection)

The real reasons, as everyone in that house knew, were that my uncle was a gangster and a known tsotsi, with many enemies, and she couldn’t or wouldn’t trust him to bring me back in one piece. My gran’s place was where we spent our school holidays, my parents having moved to Swaziland (now called Eswatini), shortly after the birth of my older brother.

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Let Us Pray

Our Mother and Fathers in The World of Spirits hallowed be your names let your memory come to us and our offspring let your good will be done here on earth as it is done in the world of spirits give us this day our daily resolve and fortitude to live and never forsake our life's commitment to the liberation of our race, the Black race

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