Category Archives: Socio-economic

2014 Oct. 7: Robbed while shooting

by Lerato Dumse A day meant to be filled with photography adventure which is historical educational turned bad, when three photographers were robbed of their camera, on  the 10th July 2014 in Soweto. Lindeka Qampi (45) facilitator, Thando Methane (17) … 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 28: Comfort’s coming of age ceremony

  Where:  Nquthu, KwaZulu Natal. When:  12th July 2014 Umemulo unjengomshado, usuke uwumakoti ushadiswa nabakini, umhlwehlwe usuke umele i-veil. Ube futhi uyafana ne – 21st yesizulu, ngoba uma umuntu wesifazane emuliswa usuke unikwa ukhiye ukuthi usengakhululeka agane. Igama lami ngingu-Comfort BZ … Continue reading

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2014 March 8: Photos from Brown Bois Retreat in Oakland, CALIFORNIA

Photos by Zanele Muholi Where: Oakland, CA With:  Valerie Thomas and Selaelo ‘Sly’ Mannya What: Brown Bois Retreat Link to: Brown Boi Project Topic: How to increase Personal Communication Skills chaired by Mervyn Marcano   My Masculinity Is…   Name Quote … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.29: Education is primal

  by Tapuwa Moore Edited by Fikile Mazambani Tsohang tu yerr man! Personally I do not advocate for my freedom, I only have an urgent need for human rights based society. Maybe being a marginalized person; a lesbian, a black … 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. 17: LGBTI agenda reflected at a Human Rights lawyers conference

  by Jeremiah Sepotokele   2013 Oct. 4:  Wits University, Johannesburg. South Africa. The Wits Student Law Journal for Southern Africa hosted a conference “Incendo on the 4th of October 2013 at the Chalsty Centre at the Wits School of … Continue reading

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