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2014 Sept. 30: “I truly love Cape Town”

Photo album by Ntombifuthi Shabalala from Aurora Girls High School My first visit to eKapa for the Cape Town Month of Photography where we presented our projects at Labia Theatre amongst other experts. Colourful homes, a good view in Muizenberg beach… … Continue reading

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2014 July 26: “I was born this way and I cannot change the skin that I live in”

My name is Refilwe Pitso but am popularly known as ‘Fifi’. I was born and raised in Daveyton, Benoni in Johannesburg. I was born on the 27th of December 1991 and I was raised by my mother. She is a … Continue reading

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2014 July 12: From Soweto to Paris for the love of photography

  Teaching photography to young women at Aurora Girls High school with my 3 collaborators/ facilitators: Lindeka Qampi (SA photographer and activist), Linda Mankazana (SA educator and activist) and Valerie Thomas (French physician and activist). We started the visual project … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 1: Maybe it was not meant to be!

by Charmain Carrol I am back from Europe and am reflecting on all the things I did, people I met, and what a wonderful and productive time I had.  But I cannot stop thinking about how this trip almost never … 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 Sept. 26: The upcoming 2013 LGBTI Recognition Awards

by Kopano Sibeko The year is about come to an abrupt end and there’s something innately endearing about the Johannesburg Pride which is now known as the People’s Pride but that’s a story for another day. With yet another kind … Continue reading

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