Category Archives: Africa

2019 Feb. 6: Ukuzalelwa ekhayeni lama Thonga.

by: Nonkululeko “Sicka” Mthunzi Everyday can be a struggle, an exciting or just a normal day but it’s just a new day everyday. It means its another light that shines on us; saying this reminds me of my aunt who every … 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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2015 Sept. 11: Ubuntu bam’

by Noluntu Makalima Who is Noluntu they ask, Noluntu is a universal being who embraces the true spirit of the name “Ubuntu”, meaning the love of all humanity. The name favours the spirit of unity at all times.  Noluntu validates … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 16: Civics, Unions and Churches in a stand-off on LGBTI rights

by Gugu “Donsy Kunene” Madonsela The 11th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum almost ended in a stand-off on Friday, 14 August. The stalemate occured when organising partners differed on the inclusion of a recommendation on, ‘sexual orientation’ in the final communique. … 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 Oct. 29: Announcement – 2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

We Are Pleased to Announce The 2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 28: Fine Artists on importance of being creative

  On Thursday 28 August Inkanyiso invited five guest speakers to speak to young student photographers at Aurora Girls High School in Soweto. The guests were Gabi Ngcobo an artist, curator and Lecturer at the Wits School of Arts, University … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 6: Vaal Pride Photos

© Collen Mfazwe06/09/2014                                            Latest News: From Vaal LGBT group on Facebook Saturday marked a day we took our flags and … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 23: “How long will lesbians and gays be killed? “

An opinion by T. Mathe It is quite obvious that they have not forgotten about us. They still hunt us down. It was a bit quite and now they are back. How long should we visualize this in a form … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 21: “We want ACTION. Why must we still fight for OUR RIGHTS!?”

At the forefront of our struggle, at this time of sadness… Activists from Gay Umbrella leading the way to the sport grounds before the Memorial service of Disebo Gift Makau… Angry community members demanding justice for Disebo…     On … Continue reading

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