Monthly Archives: August 2013

2013 Aug. 27: Because I am

 by Tinashe Wakapila   It’s no beautiful melody when you hear a politician promising everything but a human being’s life First it was ‘worse than dogs and pigs’, i thought oh well, i have
 enough on my platter to deal with so … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 28: Stabbed lesbian survivor – The Saga continues …

by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo Its been two weeks since the stabbing of a 26 year old lesbian from Vosloorus township, yet service providers keep failing the survivor over and over, like one more trauma after another. It begs the question, … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Azania Mosaka of PowerFM interviewed Muholi

Location: PowerFM studio Houghton, Johannesburg When: Mon. 26/08/2013 We, (Kopano, Nqobile and Muholi – Inkanyiso crew) arrived at the studio on time at 12h50 for 13h05 radio interview which started just after news till 13h58. Azania interviewed Muholi on Visual … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Just one day

by Maureen Velile Majola   I am in no position to write a piece to celebrate Women’s month How do I even begin to celebrate when women are raped every day in this country When a girl child cannot trust … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Will You Ever

by Steve Nkumbi I haven’t a slightest clue how you stole my heart… but you did anyway See I am mad at myself for loving you Beautiful conversations, sweet kisses, warm hugs and that amazing fuck Led me to this … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: “Lesbians are Women too”

“Lesbians are women too”The title of this post is from a quote by Viola May featuring in Difficult Love (2010) documentary co-directed Peter Goldsmid & Zanele Muholi, commissioned by South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). A Visual Archive. A collaboration with Jessie … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 24: Queer Africa Book launch…here comes the pessimist!!!

by Jeremiah Sepotokele 2013 Aug. 17:  Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and MaThoko’s Books launched Queer Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. Queer Africa is a collection of short fiction written by talented writers on queer … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 24: After the funeral at Mina Nawe

Missing in the photo were:  Kopano Sibeko, Lerato Dumse, Thekwane Mpisholo and Zandile Makhubu. Where/ What: After the funeral of Collen Mfazwe’s grandmother, we had our group photo taken by a member of AmaQhawe Choir. Camera used: Canon 60d with … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 22: Am exactly where I’m supposed to be

by Amogelang Senokwane My name is Amogelang Precious Senokwane, the only daughter of the late Dimakatso Senokoane and Ralebese Ruiter. I was born on the 3rd March, 1987 at Hoopstad Hospital in Free State (FS). I was raised in Hertzogville … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 22: Photo of the Day

Location: Paris, France. 2013 My gratitude to my dearest friend Laurence Prat for giving me an opportunity to feature in her Warriors’ series. Collaborations are a way to go so we’ll all reach some common goals and also to better realize our visual … Continue reading

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