Category Archives: 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 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.15: Committed Union… 6 months later

by Vuyisile Shabalala Our journey as a committed couple planning our wedding has come into being. Being engaged to a person like Happy Mchunu makes it easy. She fulfils me and completes my entire existence. Compromises and understanding plays a huge … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 29: Court Beat: Suspected lesbian killers remain behind bars

by Lerato Dumse Sthembiso Yende made her third appearance at the Tsakane Magistrates court on October 27, facing a charge of murder. The 20-year-old is accused of fatally stabbing Phumzile Nkosi (27) a lesbian mother of two boys. Sthembiso has … 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. 8: Beautiful faces and kisses from Soweto Pride 2014

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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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