Category Archives: Self portraits

2015 July 10: How it all started

by Sharon “Sicka” Mthunzi It all started with a ‘selfie’ captured using my cell phone. I remember I used to look in the mirror with a phone on my left hand, and take pictures of myself. Before the birth of … Continue reading

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2015 March 25: Photos from Faces and Phases book launch @ AGI – UCT

Where: African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town What:  Launched Faces and Phases book launch When:  24th Mar. 2015 Photos by Lindeka Qampi/ Inkanyiso (2015) See the portraits of each participants in the book as per captions below Part I … Continue reading

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2015 Mar.3: A Letter to my Mother

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi Imbokodo is what she is, a mother that I love and respect more than anything in the world. She has the strength of 10 men and a heart full of life and love. She is my … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 17: Announcement – MoMA present two best South African artists

   The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art present   Conversations: Among Friends, A Perspective on South Africa featuring artist ZANELE MUHOLI and actress NOMONDE MBUSI moderated by Judith B. Hecker, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints Monday, … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 21: SA Lesbian Feathers of the Year

  They are both South African lesbian icons. Most influential in different ways. Some of the commonalities between them is their sexuality and being born in South Africa during the ’70s. Bev from Soweto and Zanele in Umlazi township. About Bev … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 7: Rain without You

  You’re not here tonight You chose to send me the rain though When it rains without you, I still feel you When it rains you are usually the first to smile and find peace no matter how crazy life … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 24: “At times I’d get jealous thinking she was taking my place”

  My name is Ayanda Masina, popularly known as ‘Ayanda Kiss’ or Kgokgo to some friends. I have a lot of nicknames. I guess it goes with the level we at with our friendship. On a beautiful day on April 25 in … Continue reading

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