Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014 March 30: DRESSED IN THE JACKSON 5 ASSEMBLE, EXOTIC DANCE MOVES AND PERFORMING HIT SINGLES WITH NO SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS

  by Yaya Mavundla   I have attended a few album launches in the past and that includes Zulu Boy, LIRA, Mi Casa and Zakes Bantwini to mention a few. All these spaces have always been packed to the full … Continue reading

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2014 March 30: Bright future for Mzamo

by Yaya Mavundla “I’m proud of the image Mzamo portrayed on Big Brother, it was time for the general public to confront their misconceptions on Gay men #Salute” – Electro Pop Super Star Toya Delazy Following on from my previous article “Mzansi reacts on … Continue reading

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2014 March 26: Lucky Ronni @ Studio 44

  Constanza Macraz/ Dorkypark City: Berlin, Germany What: During rehearsals Photos by Zanele Muholi Camera used: Canon 6d with 50mm lens. 1:8          About the dancers in these photos currently on AiR @ Constanza Macraz Lucky Kele specializes … Continue reading

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2014 March 28: What we did is history now

      © Zanele Muholi Where:  San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Country:  United States Featuring:  Selaelo ‘Sly’ Mannya and Valerie Thomas When:  14th March 2014 Camera used:  Canon 6D with 85mm lens. f stop: 2.8 How: The photos were … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.21: Gay fear, pay… TEAR

  Our love contested by critical judgment of the world. I’ve faced crucifixion. Like the two thief’s, I’m damned. Buried and burnt in eternal fire, coz it seems our fire is wrong. To hell with what we feel- literally. Layers … Continue reading

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2014 March 23: When men fear women will take over

by Yaya Mavundla Men are so intimidated by women that they are even scared women will take over. It’s a sad case but then again, it needs attention because it will put women’s lives in danger. This past weekend (20-22 … Continue reading

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2014 March 25: Mzansi reacts on Mzamo “Mzamie” Gcabashe eviction from Big Brother

  by Yaya Mavundla Bubbly, honest, fashion forward, dramatic and of course smart are some of the things that comes up when one thinks of the KwaZulu Natal, Durban born Mzamo Gcabashe. Amongst so many things that he does, he’s … Continue reading

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2014 March 20: Black lesbian denied Schengen visa by German Embassy

      “For reasons unknown” Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian, activist and participant in the world acclaimed Faces and Phases portraiture series by 2013 Prince Claus Laureate, Zanele Muholi, has been denied a visa to travel to Berlin, … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Whose Democratic rule?

by Thozie Mathe South Africa passed its first democratic Constitution in 1996, ending a 50-year regime of institutionalized discrimination known as apartheid, and 300 years of legal discrimination. The new laws, in contrast, institutionalized the principles of non-discrimination in the … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Part 2 A retrospective on my life and work as an activist in South Africa

Johannesburg, May 17, 2013 (Part 1 describes how I first came to South Africa and became involved in lesbian and gay activism here, namely, through my role as the J-FLAG representative to the ILGA conference hosted by Johannesburg in September … Continue reading

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