Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 Sept. 28: An emotional farewell for the recent victim of hate crime

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi   It is a Sunday morning and like in most townships, the streets of Daveyton township are a buzz of activity. Many carry bibles, making their way to different churches. In … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 26: Man appears in court for lesbian murder

by Lerato Dumse Thabo Molefe made a brief appearance at the Benoni Magistrate Court, on September 26, charged with the murder of Thembelihle Sokhela (28) a black lesbian. This was his second appearance, for approval of his address, necessary for … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 24: “At times I’d get jealous thinking she was taking my place”

  My name is Ayanda Masina, popularly known as ‘Ayanda Kiss’ or Kgokgo to some friends. I have a lot of nicknames. I guess it goes with the level we at with our friendship. On a beautiful day on April 25 in … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 26: Visual diary from Ulm, Germany

… where the new Faces and Phases book was launched at Volkshochschule Ulm.de The event started with an introduction by Dagmar Engels (director atVH_Ulm.de)  seated on the right and Artur Walther (publisher and owner of Walther Collection). Then I was … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 11: The New York experience that was

Reflection by Lebo Mashifane Today is talk day! Jet lag is kicking in, I woke up at 8h25 whereas the past two days I woke up around 4 am and around 6 am the next day. I’m feeling drained … … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 21: Black Sunday for black lesbians in South Africa

by Lerato Dumse   We have had four funerals in less than one month. In August 2014, Disebo Gift Makau (23) was brutally murdered in Ventersdorp, North West and buried on the on 23rd. Her callous murder was followed by … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 22: The period pains of documenting hate crimes

Text by Lerato Dumse   I sat down for a reflection session with photographers Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi a few days after they documented Gift Makau’s funeral. Muholi requested for the interview as a way of unloading and shedding … Continue reading

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