Monthly Archives: July 2017

2017 July 29: Pride and Loss during Amsterdam Pride 2017

  Pride and Loss Curated by Lerato Dumse, with work by Boitumelo Nkopane, Collen Mfazwe, Lebogang Mashifane, Lerato Dumse, Thembela Dick and Velisa Jara. Exhibition opening 3 August 2017 | 17-21h | Weteringschans 69, Amsterdam Press release by curator Lerato Dumse: … Continue reading

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2017 July 27: Dignified memorial service for Iko Mash

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi What a well organised and most dignified memorial service held at Bassline, Newtown for our dear friend Iko Mash. Transgender activist and media personality shocked many by her sudden passing. She passed … Continue reading

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2017 July 25: Mellisa Mbambo to represent the KZN LGBTI community at the first Miss Gay RSA

by Yaya Mavundla Mellisa Mbambo is black trans-woman, born 32 years ago in Intshanga, KwaZulu Natal. She is a part time stylist.  Super excited about representing the LGBTI community at the upcoming Miss Gay RSA. The pageant is set to … Continue reading

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2017 July 19: “Why is there no state funeral for Prudence?”

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi Struggle songs & ritual performances at an activist funeral. Prudence Mabele shocked many by her passing on the 10th of July just before celebrating her 46th birthday on the 21 July 2017.  … Continue reading

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2017 July 4: Tumi’s Foundation in photography

by Tumi Nkopane The 11th of January 2017 was my first day studying a Foundation Course (FC) in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) in Newtown, Johannesburg. The opportunity to study was granted to me by Zanele Muholi who is … Continue reading

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2017 July 5: Phila’s reflection

  Let’s start at the beginning, when you just want to take leave from work because everything becomes too technical and demanding, answering phones and dealing with a piles of paperwork and nonconformity of products. there’s just one call that … Continue reading

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2017 July 23: UniQ interview with Le Sishi

By Sandy Nene     Where did you grow up? I was born, bred and buttered in the beautiful township of Umlazi (laughs). What was your childhood like? My childhood wasn’t that bad, my parents supported me emotionally, I had … Continue reading

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