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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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2018 October 25: Somnyama Ngonyama – Wiser Launch

Text by Jackie Mondi Photos by Lerato Dumse & Terra Dick   Indeed, I do tread lightly around Zanele! You see, I am a reluctant or rather self-conscious writer, but Zanele somehow manages to ignore my protestations with a stern … Continue reading

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2018 Oct. 25: Black Queer Joy

Photos and text by Lerato Dumse     Simon Nkoli Memorial Lecture brought together Sandile Ndelu, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe three academic minds to lead the panel discussion marking the 20th year commemoration titled Black Queer Possibilities: Reading … Continue reading

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Konang Grae for Miss Drag SA 2018

Katiso “Konang Grae”Kgope entered her first Miss Valentine’s  pageant in 2014 in Daveyton and was crowned the 2nd princess. In 2015 she finally became the queen of love and won the title of Miss Valentine’s Daveyton. Two years later she … Continue reading

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