Category Archives: Women’s Arts In South Africa (WAISA)

2014 Aug.1: InterGenerational conversation with current and future stars

by Lerato Dumse Seizing opportunities was the central message shared with more than 15 teenage girls at Aurora Girls High School, in Soweto on 1st August 2014. The girls are part of the Siyafundisana Photo XP, a photography training project founded … Continue reading

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2014 July 18: Sade & Sebe’s lovely wedding photos

© Collen Mfazwe 23/06/2014                           Previous articles   2014 July 13:    A sincere thank you to all my ex lovers   and   2014 April 30:  Good spirit … Continue reading

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2014 June 14: The joys of being a music teacher

 by Sebenzile Langa (previously known as Nkosi) As hard as it is, it is so worth it. My marimba band performed at this year’s Sasol Bird Fair 2014 and they have been performing at the festival since 2011. Every year they get better. … Continue reading

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2014 June 21: Vanessa and Nana’s engagement party

Photos and text by Charmain Carrol. Four months ago… Where:  Midrand, Johannesburg When:  23rd March 2014 Bathini Dambuza and I were honoured to attend yet another engagement lunch of two of our fellow lesbian sisters held in Midrand, Johannesburg. The … Continue reading

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2014 April 5: ‘Sifela i Ayikho’ photos

  L-R: Jelena Kuljic and Maureen Velile Majola at backstage before their performance at Studio 44, Constanza Macras in Berlin last night.      Jelena Kuljic about to sing “Senzeni na?”  Maureen Majola lit the candles and prayed hard… God … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: The critical work of a critic

The task of a writer engaging with the work of artists and activists is an important one. The critic does not only draw attention to the work of particular people but provides a way for readers and viewers to translate … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.20: “Walking Corpse”

Marred & dictated to, by none that created I. Jailed into faculties that were insisted upon, way before my existence. Pathways of Myself, pre-determined by structures that had lesser understandings of the complexities of human. Born and raised into the … Continue reading

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