Category Archives: Queer Africa

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 Sept. 21: Sharing love and friendships at the 1st Mpumalanga Pride Photos – PART I

nobody knew what we had before the march…   …our writer, Christie van Zyl, videographer Siba Nkumbi and photographer Lindeka Qampi before getting on it…   L-R:  Siphiwe Mbatha, Vuvu Mtsweni and Luh Cele having breakfast     Sisters embrace… … Continue reading

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2014 June 26: Successful Faces and Phases O.P.E.N in Singapore

  Zanele Muholi speaking at the opening of her exhibition “fo(u)nd”                Noorlinah Mohamed, Director, The O.P.E.N.     Shobha Bhalla, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, India Se        Zizi Azah, Artistic Director of … Continue reading

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2014 June 17: Muholi’s Ryerson University (RIC) Talk

by Fikile Mazambani 36 of more than 240 black and white portraits that make up Faces and Phases (2006-2014), hung in the Ryerson Image Centre as part of an exhibition meant to coincide with Toronto’s World Pride celebrations. Zanele Muholi, … Continue reading

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2014 March 25: Mzansi reacts on Mzamo “Mzamie” Gcabashe eviction from Big Brother

  by Yaya Mavundla Bubbly, honest, fashion forward, dramatic and of course smart are some of the things that comes up when one thinks of the KwaZulu Natal, Durban born Mzamo Gcabashe. Amongst so many things that he does, he’s … Continue reading

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2013 Oct. 10: The Artivist Talk visuals

Photos by Raquel Rodriguez of Queer and Brown initiative. Location:  Outside Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh, USA. Latest news from the Carnegie South African artist wins in the US Previous by Lerato 2013 October 5: Carnegie opening

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2013 August 9: For the love of sport activism

by Dikeledi Sibanda Where: Antwerp, Belgium What: 2013 World Outgames When: 31 July – 11 Aug. First of let me acknowledge the National Women’s Day to all the women in South Africa, it is hard for me to say Happy … Continue reading

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