Category Archives: God’s will

2014 Aug. 8: To be honest I love how I look

My name is Katiso Kgope, and I was born on September 18, in 1995. I was born in Glen Wood hospital, Benoni my parents are Mandla Kgope and the late Mpho Kgope – Monyake. I was given the name of … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.11: One month later after your death

On 2nd Jan.2014, the LGBTI community heard of the sudden passing of Brenda ‘the hustler’ Mvula. A week later, 9th Jan. 2014 a memorial service was held by friends to commemorate her life at Act Church in Midrand. The 11th Jan. … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.2 Bayanda abefundisi eVMCI

   Umbhalo nezithombe by Londeka Dlamini   Ibiseqophelweni eliphezulu inkonzo yokugcotshwa kwabefundisi bebandla iVictory Ministries Church International (VMCI) eThekwini ebibanjelwe ehholo lomphakathi eWiggins endaweni yase Mayville, ngoMgqibelo zingumhlaka 1 February 2014. UBonisile Magwaza kanye no Skhumbuzo Sbisi sebegcotshwe ngokusemthethweni ukuba ngabefundisi, … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.5: Ishaya ngolunye unyawo I-VMCI kulonyaka

by Londeka Dlamini Ibandla lase Thekwini i-Victory Ministries International phansi kobuholi bukaMfundisi uZungu liza nezinguquko eziningi kulonyaka. Abazalwane babukeke bethokozile ukubuya enkonzweni kwazise bekuyiSonto lokuqala kulonyaka., iqale kamnandi lapho uMvangeli uMkhize ekhuthaza ibandla ngokuthi asikhohlwe ngokwenzekile ngonyaka odlule. Siqale kabusha kulonyaka … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 22: ”Indlela enilingwa ngayo ukuba nibizwe ngezitabane”

by Londeka Dlamini Kube inkonzo emnandi kakhulu ebandleni i-Victory Ministries International eThekwini izolo kuyi Sonto lapho abazalwane benzela umfundisi kanye nowakwakhe inkonzo yokuzibongela (Thanks Giving). Izipho bezigcwele itafula zivela kubo abazalwane, injabulo nokubonga bekubhalwe emehlweni abo bonke. USandile Mthethwa obengumphathi … Continue reading

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2013 July 31: Contrast of love and hate

I want you to know how hate feels like against the contrast of love… I want you to know what making love feels like against the contrast of being fucked, ripped apart until you reach a moment where you question … Continue reading

Posted in Another Approach Is Possible, Art Activism in South Africa, Art Solidarity, Black Lesbians & Allies Against Hate Crimes, Contributors, God's will, Hate Crimes, Lesbian Love Is Possible in South Africa, Prayer, South Africa, Visualizing public spaces, We Are You, Writing is a Right | Tagged | 6 Comments