Monthly Archives: November 2018

2018 Nov. 15: Yaya win Socialite of the Year at Feather Awards 10

by Mantis ‘Quing’ Mamabolo Photos by Lerato Dumse & Zanele Muholi   Everyone walking past the iconic Johannesburg City Hall from their various hustles can feel the energy of what is going to be the tenth Feathers Awards. It is … Continue reading

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Frika Shares Hairstyling Secrets at the GLAMOUR Hair Masterclass

Johannesburg, 5 November 2018: Frika joined forces with GLAMOUR to host the eagerly-awaited GLAMOUR Hair Masterclass at Mall of Africa, on Friday 2 November. GLAMOUR readers gathered in a custom-built marquee, where they were inspired to flaunt striking hairdos and … Continue reading

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2018 Nov. 10: Unique Transgender Seminar in KwaZulu Natal

Text and photos by Thobeka Bhengu   The transgender seminar is held at the Durban Gay Centre in KwaZulu-Natal once a month. This session was held at the centre on the 10th of November 2018 in the morning. It is … Continue reading

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2018 Nov. 9: Johannesburg Pride 2018 that was

by Thobeka Bhengu The 29th edition of Johannesburg Pride had another run on the 25th to the 28th of October 2018, packed with multiple events that ranged from a lifestyle conference focusing on health and LGBTQ+ rights, a fitness event, … Continue reading

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2018 Nov.7: Launching the Dark Lioness

by Lerato Dumse Following successful launches in USA Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City as well as Johannesburg, South Africa. Oslo, Norway became the first European country to host Somnyama Ngonyama book launch on November 1, 2018. Zanele Muholi launched the … Continue reading

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2018 Nov. 6: Loss

We live and love in loss  Loss is inevitable You can’t runaway from loss Loss is everywhere like love You can’t love and not lose  You can’t gain and not lose You can’t live and not lose Everyday there is … Continue reading

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2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … Continue reading

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