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2015 Dec. 24: Remembering Magesh Zungu

by Lerato Dumse Dry eyes were scarce inside Denis Hurley hall, when Wandile Mkhize asked to speak during his mother’s memorial service. Diakonia Council of Churches Centre hosted Nombulelo “Magesh” Zungu’s memorial service, on Sunday December 20, 2015. Magesh is popularly known as “Mam’ Mfundisi or the first … Continue reading

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2015 July 24: LGBT network emerges from Shell

by Lerato Dumse After spending a year identifying, researching, reaching out, approaching, and convincing senior leaders, Linda Mayekiso succeeded in his plan to see Shell South Africa launch an LGBT network. This event was held on Tuesday, July 21 2015 … Continue reading

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2015 June 29: The day my journey started

I am Thando Nkonzwana, originally from Cape Town. I would love to tell you about my recent journey. Everything  is a new chapter to me, the traveling and meeting new faces. The 18th of June 2015 was my first time … Continue reading

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2015 March 27: Phases in retake

by Christie van Zyl Faces and Phases. What should have been a follow up became a retake. Never did I think a portrait could give me so much trouble. This afternoon Zanele Muholi asked to take a portrait shot of … Continue reading

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2015 May 19: “I wasn’t comfortable with the one before”

I am Nondi Nomkhita Ntombehlanga Mamntambo Vokwana born Nondi Cungwa on the 30th October 1981.  I’m what they would call a bastard child, my parents Zikisa Vokwana and Xoliswa Cungwa were both in High School when they had me. My mother was in grade 11 … Continue reading

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2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

“As I’m growing a year old older just want to thank her for the past 23 years I have and for being alive!” To be a mother is not an easy task Yet you do it proudly everyday no matter … 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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