Monthly Archives: June 2015

2015 May 28: The last London supper

  by Dalisu Ngobese So the night we came to London for had come, with hugs, smiles and kisses on both cheeks the room was filled with anticipation and nerves started to show on Zanele’s laughter. A slight uneasiness that I’ve … Continue reading

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2015 May 19: “I wasn’t comfortable with the one before”

I am Nondi Nomkhita Ntombehlanga Mamntambo Vokwana born Nondi Cungwa on the 30th October 1981.  I’m what they would call a bastard child, my parents Zikisa Vokwana and Xoliswa Cungwa were both in High School when they had me. My mother was in grade 11 … Continue reading

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2015 May 28: Day Two in London

  by Dalisu Ngobese Just two days in and I find myself giving another lost noob directions around London district, classic case of the blind leading the blind. I think it was beginner’s luck though, the guy just happened to be … Continue reading

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2015 June 15: Yithi Laba (We are Pioneers)

by Amogelang Senokwane What a weekend to remember. The experience was amazing. I prayed and hoped that it would not turn into a mini pride and thank God it was not. Instead it was a weekend filled with reconnecting with … Continue reading

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2015 June 15: Being given the opportunity to study photography

My name is Mamello Motaung, I started my career in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW), on the 4th of March 2015. Zanele Muholi introduced me to MPW.  The first week of my schooling was hectic. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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2015 May 15: Rest in Peace, Mama

Letter to my late mother Mother –  the 1st Lady in my life, Nelly Matee “Lala” Makalela Mama, its been hard. 3 months ago when I laid you to rest Mama, I remembered all you have ever said to me. … Continue reading

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2015 May 27: “My excitement wouldn’t let me miss out”

Day one was definitely going to be a day of firsts, first time on an underground train, the famous double decker London buses and first time meeting so many people from all walks of life. So Zanele finally finds her … Continue reading

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2015 June 7: My Yithi Laba experience

by Shaz ‘Sicka Star-ban’ Mthunzi On Friday, 5th of June 2015  we had our first conference called Yithi Laba, it was one of many more to come in the future which will involve Faces and Phases participants from different fields hosted by … Continue reading

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2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

“As I’m growing a year old older just want to thank her for the past 23 years I have and for being alive!” To be a mother is not an easy task Yet you do it proudly everyday no matter … Continue reading

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2015 June 6: Lesbian youth gather at Constitution Hill for first ever Yithi Laba Conference

by Simangele Mzizi Twenty three South African youth, ages 20 to 29 participated in the first ever Yithi Laba Youth Conference, held on 5 to 7 June 2015 at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The three day conference aimed at … Continue reading

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