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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: Relatives and friends shed tears at Gift’s funeral and some fainted

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi When the casket carrying the body of Disebo Gift Makau (23), was lowered six feet underground at a Ventersdorp cemetery, in the North West, on August 23.     Family and friends … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 22: Photos from Disebo Gift Makau’s Memorial Service

by Lindeka Qampi & Zanele Muholi Where: Stadium Hall, Ext. 2. VentersdorpCamera used:  Canon 6D with different lenses                                             … 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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2014 April 5: ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ photos

  L-R: Jelena Kuljic and Maureen Velile Majola at backstage before their performance at Studio 44, Constanza Macras in Berlin last night.      Jelena Kuljic about to sing “Senzeni na?”  Maureen Majola lit the candles and prayed hard… God … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.15: “ Of Love & Loss” review

by Nomfundo Mgabadeli   The Wits Arts Museum and the Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg played host to one of the most talented, hard-working, passionate visual artist activist of today, Zanele Muholi. Muholi unveiled her latest offering, titled “Of Love and … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 1: Words

  Words aren’t easy to come out Words have a deeper meaning than we think Never back down when you tell it I found myself with a trick of telling the words Words have a deeper meaning than we think … Continue reading

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