Monthly Archives: May 2014

2014 May 29: No title

  I found myself lost. Unable to find home. A warm safe place that lived in the depths of her gaze with walls that echo her unforgettable scent. It haunts me, her scent. It seems she left it behind just … Continue reading

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2014 May 27: Miss Gay Jozi 2014 photos

The winner of the 2014 Miss Gay Jozi is the 19 year old Miss Tee Menu from Daveyton. Photos by Smanga Shange       Related article 2014 May 18 :  Glitter, drama & perfection at Miss Gay Jozi 2014   … Continue reading

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2014 May 27: You’re a beauty

  Let your beauty speak.. In a world so diluted by greed.. So artificial nothing is real.. Smile faked.. They tell their fate… Let beauty speaks.. Let it lulls you into scented dreams.. Beautiful meanders.. Wondrous waterfalls.. Let beauty speaks.. … Continue reading

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2014 May 26: I found myself at 22

  My name is Abongile Matyila. Abongile is a Xhosa name which means to be grateful. My uncle gave me that name. I’m a 22 year old Bachelor of Arts (BA) student studying at the University of Fort Hare, East London … Continue reading

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2014 May 26: EPOC (out)reaching effort

by Lebo Mashifane REPORT   EPOC (Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee) is a LGBTI organisation based in Vergenoeg, in KwaThema township, East Rand, Gauteng – South Africa. On May 17th, 2014 about 25 individuals including myself attended an outreach programme organised … Continue reading

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2014 May 24: The special boy

by Collen Mfazwe   Growing up was never easy but it was kind of fun because I did not understand some of the things I was supposed to understand, e.g. why did I have to menstruate every month? Why did … Continue reading

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2014 May 16: IFAS hosts IDAHO

Photos album by Lebo Ntladi.              

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2014 May 25: Announcement: MAYIBUYE! iAFRICA!

iAfrica, Pledge Africa Liberation Day, iAfrica, Mayibuye To take the pledge, please click on: http://www.mayibuyepledge.org On this African liberation day, we, the undersigned, note with grave concern the continent-wide deepening crisis including, growing militarism, the crisis in democracy, an expanding … Continue reading

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2014 May 10: Unrequited love

by Bonolo Mokua   I could never hold her hand Though I would always get lost in her eyes, I could never hold her hand In fear that everyone would see that I am madly in love with her And … Continue reading

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2014 May 19: ‘Titleless’

“She won’t open up about anything that hurts so I’ve had to source alternative ways to understand the woman I love. She’s my calm, introverted soul who has mastered the persona of a swan – floats swiftly with grace and … Continue reading

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