Monthly Archives: April 2014

2014 April 29: Muholi to speak at UC San Diego

  Previous articles   2014 Feb.4: Black Queer Born Frees in South Africa   and   2014 March 18: Sharing South African Queer Knowledge with students in America   and   Photo of the Day from Human Rights and LGBTI in Sub-Saharan … Continue reading

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2014 March 30: “A woman I’m going to marry”

by Buli Vimbelela On the 30th of March 2014 a crowd of people gathered in Zola, Soweto to witness Promise Mavundla and Sanele Shabangu’s umqomiswano (engagement), a gathering which many were unsure of, but had piqued their interest nonetheless. There … Continue reading

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2014 April 9: Born for this

  by Lebohang ‘Leptie’ Phume   I have attended fashion shows before but never of this magnitude. Attending the SA Fashion Week on 4th & 5th April 2014 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg. The other event was South African … Continue reading

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2014 April 5: “We are being killed for nothing”

  A impression by Signe Tveskov __________________________ Performance: Maureen Velile Majola & Jelena Kuljic Video: “Isililo” by Zanele Muholi Where:  Constanza Macraz/ Dorkypark – Studio 44. Berlin   Heavy sounds of breathing. The sounds are somehow disturbing. We don’t know if it … Continue reading

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2014 April 5: ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ photos

  L-R: Jelena Kuljic and Maureen Velile Majola at backstage before their performance at Studio 44, Constanza Macras in Berlin last night.      Jelena Kuljic about to sing “Senzeni na?”  Maureen Majola lit the candles and prayed hard… God … Continue reading

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2014 March 29: Is it violence or love between two men?

by Maureen Velile Majola When two men from two different worlds redefine what it means to be a man, to show emotions and express oneself, their worlds collide through dance and they create a powerful piece that shows emotions one … Continue reading

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2014 April 1: This is not April fool but our reality

  … A photo of the day by Zanele Muholi, featuring Maureen Velile Majola rehearsing ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ to be performed at Constanza Macras STUDIO 44, BERLIN on Sat. , 5th April 2014. More photos to be added later…

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