Category Archives: Institution

2014 Sept. 28: An emotional farewell for the recent victim of hate crime

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi   It is a Sunday morning and like in most townships, the streets of Daveyton township are a buzz of activity. Many carry bibles, making their way to different churches. In … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 6: IDEA dialogue on strategies of activism with Southern African activists

International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) 2013: Africa Programme at the Workshop on “Strategies to overcome Political Exclusion-Lessons from Southern Africa” held in Pretoria, South Africa. by Jeremiah Sepotokele The International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) … 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 Aug. 24: Queer Africa Book launch…here comes the pessimist!!!

by Jeremiah Sepotokele 2013 Aug. 17:  Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and MaThoko’s Books launched Queer Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. Queer Africa is a collection of short fiction written by talented writers on queer … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 15: The documentation of black LGBTI in South Africa

Uncomfortable political representations and the public imagination by Jeremiah Sepotokele. The documentation of lives of the black Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community remains one of the most socially and politically contested space in South Africa. Documentation is a powerful instrument … Continue reading

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2013 June 22: “Queer Art and Activism”

Skeive dager, Litteraturhuset 22.06.13 A presentation by Ellen Mortensen First of all, I want to thank the organizers of this seminar on “Queer Art and Activism”, FOKUS, SAIH, LLH and – Kunstplass 5, and especially Vibeke Hermanrud, for the invitation … Continue reading

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2013 June 21: The Princess of Norway pitched just for Muholi

by Maureen Velile Majola As we gathered at the Kunstplass 5 gallery waiting for the Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit to arrive. The Princess made a special trip to the gallery just to meet Zanele Muholi and see the ‘I See Rainbows’ … Continue reading

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