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2014 Feb.5: “No one can live without love”

by Betesta Segale   My name is Betesta Segale. I am a 31 years old trans man. I am a LGTBI activist, a writer and a communicator. I have always found it easy to interact and be open with people. … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 17: LGBTI agenda reflected at a Human Rights lawyers conference

  by Jeremiah Sepotokele   2013 Oct. 4:  Wits University, Johannesburg. South Africa. The Wits Student Law Journal for Southern Africa hosted a conference “Incendo on the 4th of October 2013 at the Chalsty Centre at the Wits School of … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 22: I thought university was for the rich

Palesa profiled by Kopano Palesa Mkhwebane is a beauty with a brain. The aspiring entrepreneur tells me of her future plans as we chit chat.  She ponders and says “I didn’t know I was going to go to university, as … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 6: Your cheating ways is your business not mine

by Kopano Sibeko Sneaking in and out, private calls, unnecessary lies and scents of foreign colognes and fragrances all seem to be an impeccable way to assume that your partner is having an affair.  So a friend of mine has … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 31: Black Lesbian Visual Activist wins Mbokodo award

by Kopano Sibeko For any stereotypical person who is a South African,when you see the word iMbokodo you’ll think a straight/ hetero woman with children or a married woman with/out children. It is a myth of course because there are … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Azania Mosaka of PowerFM interviewed Muholi

Location: PowerFM studio Houghton, Johannesburg When: Mon. 26/08/2013 We, (Kopano, Nqobile and Muholi – Inkanyiso crew) arrived at the studio on time at 12h50 for 13h05 radio interview which started just after news till 13h58. Azania interviewed Muholi on Visual … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 24: Queer Africa Book launch…here comes the pessimist!!!

by Jeremiah Sepotokele 2013 Aug. 17:  Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and MaThoko’s Books launched Queer Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. Queer Africa is a collection of short fiction written by talented writers on queer … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 22: I Spoke to My Heart…

I spoke to my heart told him of the imaginable tales of sadness and frustration… Emphasised that his desires are fictious nonsense that will never reach the ears of God… Whispered that he shall seek and hopelessly will never find … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 15: The documentation of black LGBTI in South Africa

Uncomfortable political representations and the public imagination by Jeremiah Sepotokele. The documentation of lives of the black Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community remains one of the most socially and politically contested space in South Africa. Documentation is a powerful instrument … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 13: Love Transcends and Love Prevails

Kopano Sibeko Warmly dressed in a fawn jacket that compliments his light skin tone with a beautiful red, white and black Scottish scarf. Jeremiah Sepotokele greets me with so much excitement. I quickly lit up because all that aura was channeled … Continue reading

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