Category Archives: Mourning

2015 Aug. 13: Cheated out of a goodbye

by Bathini Dambuza     Losing a mother has never been an easy thing for someone to go through.  You feel the pain and the heartache almost everyday; especially when things aren’t going the way you want them to. I … Continue reading

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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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2014 July 28: Memories never fade away – ‘Foot for Love’

My reflection on our 2012 Paris trip that we, Thokozani Football Club (TFC) had. It all started at the Thokozani football club that I joined voluntarily in 2008, hence I’m proud of myself for making such a good decision. Firstly … Continue reading

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2014 July 17: Ack B(L)ACK aches

Self portraits © Zanele Muholi 2014/07/17 Where:  My bedroom/ studio @ Cite Des Arts in Paris Camera used: Canon 60D with zoom lens EF-S 28 – 135mm lens (gold) on Manfrotto MKC3-H01 No artificial light. 19h47 17/07/2014   19h44 17/07/2014 … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 15: Photos from the funeral of the recently murdered lesbian in Ratanda

Who: Maleshwane Emely Radebe Identity: Black Lesbian Born : 25th Aug. 1977 Murdered on: 7th Dec. 2013 Buried on: 14th Dec. 2013 Buried Where : Ekuthuleni Graveyard, Ext. 23 Residence: Ratanda, Johannesburg. South Africa What: Sustained a stab wound and … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 9: Transgender youth suicide in Johannesburg

by Lerato Dumse On the 1st of August 2013, a 17 year old self identifying transgender (youth) was one of the approximately 23 suicides reported daily in South Africa with 230 serious attempts. He hanged himself.  According to the South … Continue reading

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2013 July 16: Members of the LGBTI pour out their hearts

It is three days after Duduzile Zozo’s funeral exactly a month ago when South Africa celebrated Youth day and seven years nine days since the brutal murder of Salome Masooa and Sizakele Sigasa who were brutally murdered in July 2007, … Continue reading

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