Category Archives: Black Queer Professionals

2014 Nov. 27: The night that was…

… with Miles Rutendo Tanhira (right) and Pendo James (left)  at SATS gym in Stockholm. Camera used:  Canon 6D with 50mm lens. © Photos by Zanele Muholi             Related links 2014 Nov. 27: “I am … Continue reading

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2014 July 26: What I want as a black lesbian youth

My name is Lebogang Mashifane, I’m 25 years old and I live with my mother in Kwa-Thema, east of Gauteng, South Africa. I have recently relocated from Cape Town, South Africa. I hold a Diploma in Multimedia Technology from CPUT … Continue reading

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2014 July 15: “Intombi” – Photo of the Day

Title:  Intombi I … in collaboration with Valerie Thomas, Paris (2014)       (Re)inventing Aesthetic and (Re)imagining Meaning: (Re)creating Black Beauty By Bridget Ngcobo   Zanele Muholi, a black South African visual activist standing in Paris, France stands in … Continue reading

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2014 July 4: Craddock Chronicles

by Christie van Zyl   It never takes long to see, feel or believe; but it always takes forever to act towards trying to heal our nation. I am in the middle of the Karoo desert, in a small town … Continue reading

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2014 June 14: The joys of being a music teacher

 by Sebenzile Langa (previously known as Nkosi) As hard as it is, it is so worth it. My marimba band performed at this year’s Sasol Bird Fair 2014 and they have been performing at the festival since 2011. Every year they get better. … Continue reading

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2014 June 21: Vanessa and Nana’s engagement party

Photos and text by Charmain Carrol. Four months ago… Where:  Midrand, Johannesburg When:  23rd March 2014 Bathini Dambuza and I were honoured to attend yet another engagement lunch of two of our fellow lesbian sisters held in Midrand, Johannesburg. The … Continue reading

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2014 June 20: Spana my child

by Pam Dlungwana How do you describe Inkanyiso to a foreign audience? What is it? Is it an artist’s itch to get back into the activist pool because that is how they have framed their practice in the global sphere? … Continue reading

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