Category Archives: Beauty

2017 July 27: Dignified memorial service for Iko Mash

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi What a well organised and most dignified memorial service held at Bassline, Newtown for our dear friend Iko Mash. Transgender activist and media personality shocked many by her sudden passing. She passed … Continue reading

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2017 July 25: Mellisa Mbambo to represent the KZN LGBTI community at the first Miss Gay RSA

by Yaya Mavundla Mellisa Mbambo is black trans-woman, born 32 years ago in Intshanga, KwaZulu Natal. She is a part time stylist.  Super excited about representing the LGBTI community at the upcoming Miss Gay RSA. The pageant is set to … Continue reading

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Dreams do come true

Text by Siba Nkumbi Photos by Sisa Ntshwaqela & Siba Nkumbi “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha Education … Continue reading

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2016 March 8: Remembering those we met and lost along the way

Photos by Mzonke Madotyeni/ Inkanyiso Media When: 8th July 2011 Where:  Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg What: Inkanyiso exhibition opening Ms Le Sishi from Durban came all the way to witness the show in which she featured…     Makho Ntuli… Standing … Continue reading

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2016 Jan. 26: My Educational visit to Jozi Maboneng – LGBTI

by Wendy Khumalo Day 1 On arrival at Zanele Muholi’s home we already had appointments scheduled for the day. The first was with an upmarket accounting firm in Sandton; this was truly going to be an educational day. I was … Continue reading

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2016 Jan. 25: Creative Artists share knowledge on archiving

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Sandisiwe Dlamini & Lerato Dumse Over the last couple of days there have been numerous news reports about snakes being spotted in residential homes and incidents of humans and animals being bitten in South … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: The best ‘black’ exhibition of the season

Photo album by Lebo Mashifane                                                 Read and view photos from Somnyama Ngonyama series, currently showing at … Continue reading

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