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2014 Dec. 14: The kiss that moved the church

© Photo by Charmain Carrol @ VMCI – Johannesburg Camera used:  Canon 60D with 75-300 mm lens   What: Bathini Dambuza & Portia Dludlu’s engagement ceremony Union blessed by Pastor Mazibuko       “I always prayed to get married … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 14: HEAIDS Women’s Health – ZAZI Launch

Text by Christie van Zyl Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi An inspiring message of Social co-hesion and responsibility was set at the launch of the ZAZI – Know your strength campaign. The event took place at the University … Continue reading

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2014 July 26: The luxury was on another level at the 2014 Design Indaba

  Five months later… by Yaya Mavundla How often does a black transwoman from the rural areas get to meet Victoria Beckham in person; have breakfast in the same restaurant with Carlos Santana, fly around Cape Town in a helicopter? … 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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2013 Dec. 22: Promise(d) Gift

by Yaya Mavundla Two days before the wedding (19/12/13) everyone at Inkanyiso is confused about when the wedding is. Is it Saturday or Sunday, we contact a few people in Daveyton and NO one knows about the wedding. Then we … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 8: Well organised beauty pageant with less audience

2013 Miss Gay Lesbian Soweto pageant   by Lerato Dumse   The Miss Gay and Lesbian Soweto pageant is an idea born in the year 2000 and was turned into an annual event, until 2006. Then the strain of using … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 3: Gorgeous people at the Miss Gay Lesbian Soweto 2013 semis

    Only 3 days to go before the winner of Miss Gay Lesbian Soweto 2013 is crowned. Come out with your friends, family, colleagues, … and your neighbours who are not allergic to the Gaze/ LGBTIs The finals will … Continue reading

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