Category Archives: Human body

2014 Jan. 5: High Fashion at Muntuza’s funeral in KwaThema

by Yaya Mavundla Over the years people’s lifestyle and believes have changed completely. The Western culture has taken over with so many fashion boutiques we have been introduced to.  Freedom of expression through clothing and so many accessible designers has … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 7: Wet Lesbian

    I Am… not Was. There is nothing as good as in like being seen by old friends looking great and happy. Mingling with friends (not fake ones) and also vacating are possible ways of getting rid of unnecessary … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 13: Frustrations of a transgender man

by Njabulo Masuku Accessing treatment for a transgender person in South Africa is frustrating. Although we are almost 2 decades into the democracy in South Africa not all of us are enjoying the benefits of the Bill of Rights.  The … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 19: The killing of Mandisa was immoral and uncalled for

by Charmain Carrol Today marks exactly a year and seventeen (17) days since Mandisa Mbambo was laid to rest in iNanda Township, Durban in KwaZulu Natal. One might wonder what the relevance of this information is and if it is of … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 11: Baby, last night was great for me

Photos by Collen Mfazwe … captured at exhibition opening What:  CRITICALLY QUEER is a group exhibition curated by Jabulani Chen Pereira featuring artists Neo Musangi, Kelebogile Ntladi, Dean Hutton, Selogadi Mampane, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Tyna Adebowale. Where:  FADA Gallery … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Just one day

by Maureen Velile Majola   I am in no position to write a piece to celebrate Women’s month How do I even begin to celebrate when women are raped every day in this country When a girl child cannot trust … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 20: Lesbian Activist Survives Stabbing

Report by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo 14th Aug. 2013: Johannesburg A black lesbian activist aged 26 was attacked and stabbed by one of the elderly men in her neighbourhood, in her township of Vosloorus. The incident occurred five days after National … Continue reading

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