Category Archives: Activated queer spaces

2019 Sep. 1: Queers Converse

by Nonkululeko Dube I was invited to document a dinner gathering on August 1st 2019. It was hosted in Parktown North, Johannesburg,  by David Lewis-Peart who lives in Toronto, Canada. He was invited to South Africa by Prof/Sir Zanele Muholi for Faces and Phases 13 … Continue reading

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2017 Sept. 28: NIKE Honours Young South African with exclusive edition BHM Sneakers

    MEDIA RELEASE Black History Month is commemorated every February in the United States of America, celebrating the achievements of black Americans. Since 2005, it is also the month Nike unveils its distinct designs of Black History Month (BHM) … Continue reading

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2017 Sept. 11: ‘Brave Beauties’ Cape Town Chapter

by Zama Shange On August  22, 2017 at 12h30, I received a WhatsApp text from Zanele Muholi: “Would you consider joining us for the Cape Town show to open on 31/08/17”. Needless to say I was stunned, and for a … Continue reading

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2016 May 21: Muholi presents at ICA’s Great Texts/ Big Questions

by Lerato Dumse A packed Hiddingh Hall delivered an enthusiastic round of applause to welcome Zanele Muholi on stage after being introduced by Jay Pather. University of Cape Town (UCT) students, lecturers and members of the public started their Friday evening (May … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 6: Cleveland moves

by Lerato Dumse When I saw a woman blowing smoke at a bus stop in Cleveland, my mind was shocked, for some reason it was like my first time seeing someone smoking. Then it hit, I don’t remember seeing anyone smoke … Continue reading

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2015 June 27: My best Oslo Pride

by Zanele Muholi Where:  Oslo, Norway Camera used:  Canon 6d with 85mm and 50mm lenses For what: VACEP initiative                                           … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 21: Sealing the union of love

by Lerato Dumse  A generous dose of ululating, praise and tears of joy was dished out, during a two-part engagement ceremony at Victory Ministries Church International (VMCI). The last leg of Bathini Dambuza and Portia Dludlu’s engagement announcement (known as … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 12: Muholi presents Faces and Phases (2006 -14) at home

by Lerato Dumse Zanele Muholi’s family and friends gathered for the Durban instalment of Faces and Phases 2006-14 book launch, hosted on Friday 12 December, at W section Cinema Hall, Umlazi. The award-winning photographer who was born in Umlazi has … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 26: Freedom…that’s all we need

We write letters into ANCient scrolls with ANCient mentalities that refuses to act now… We recite poems into dead societies with zombies in suits and big bellies.. Nobody hears us, we are in the basement of their thoughts… long forgotten … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 25: Faces and phases-embodying the freedom of being

Book Review by Glenda Tambu Muzenda Faces and Phases (2006 – 2014) showcases resistance and courage from all corners of the country. From South Africa trailing into Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the threat of erasing sexualities of black … Continue reading

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