Category Archives: South African townships

2015 Sept. 1: Mr & Miss LGBTI Daveyton 2015

by Sicka ‘Sharon’ Mthunzi What a “turn up” as we say when an event is supported by many. People came in all shapes and sizes, from the ladies in their gorgeous dresses to the gentleman with their smart casual wear. … Continue reading

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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 April 20: Graduation feelings

by Lerato Dumse Photos by Collen Mfazwe/ Inkanyiso Where:  Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria In what:  Graduated with a BTech in Journalism   While walking off stage at Gencor Hall after graduating from the Tshwane University of Technology on April 20 … 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 Jan. 3: I dropped out of the closet many times

“It is a story about my coming out, its more significant than any part of my life history” Being who I am should not compromise who you are. The road to coming out was not easy. I was born in … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 1: “The portraits are no longer just pictures”

Book Review by Rene Mathibe I have been fascinated with books ever since I learnt how to read. To be able to read and understand someone’s story is beautiful. Zanele Muholi launched her fourth book titled “Faces and Phases 2006-14” … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 20: New York Faces and Phases (2006 – 2014) book launch

taken by Lola with iPhone 5 Where:  Walther Collection, New York.     Muholi being introduced by Artur Walther…   “You’ll have to read the book from back to front” said Zanele Muholi.       My incredible New York … 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. 22: Paris meets Aurora Young Female Photographers

by Thobe Gumede It is Tuesday, 21st Oct. 2014 in the afternoon at Aurora GHS where guest speakers come and share expertise with young photographers. The interaction started with a traditional icebreaker, a good meal, brought by the visitor for … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 2: Long trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Photo album by Nonhlanhla Maluleka (17) from Aurora Girls High – 2014 Photo XP young female photographers…   Passing De Doorns informal settlements on way to Cape Town       De Doorns II   Breasted mountains of the Western … Continue reading

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