Tag Archives: Culture

2016 Sept. 30: Who are we really?

It has been 15 months since Yithi Laba youth conference passed and it feels like it was yesterday. I honestly do not like putting my words on paper, Zanele Muholi keeps bugging me to write something and I always drag … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 9: Balancing culture and activism

by Jacqui Mseleku-Ngwane In my line of work I have seen so much abuse and injustice that happens in the name of culture. I am a dynamic Zulu woman, raised in a cosmopolitan household so different from normal Zulu households. … Continue reading

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2015 June 15: Being given the opportunity to study photography

My name is Mamello Motaung, I started my career in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW), on the 4th of March 2015. Zanele Muholi introduced me to MPW.  The first week of my schooling was hectic. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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2015 June 7: My Yithi Laba experience

by Shaz ‘Sicka Star-ban’ Mthunzi On Friday, 5th of June 2015  we had our first conference called Yithi Laba, it was one of many more to come in the future which will involve Faces and Phases participants from different fields hosted by … Continue reading

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2015 April 26: Proud African Lesbians Weds

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi The beauty of African culture, dance, colours and clothing was in full display when Javas and Mashadi Ndlovu hosted their traditional wedding on April 25. The newly weds shared their special day … Continue reading

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LGBTI Celebrate 20 years of Democracy with ….. Fear

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On 15/02/2014 last weekend Saturday in Khayelitsha as free gender we where ceabrating life of Zoliswa Nonkonyana.who was brutally murder in Khayelitsha. As lgbti in this 20 of democracy the involvement in codesa discussion about constitution…

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2014 Nov. 17: “I love how my two portraits contradict each other”

by Sicka Star-ban My Faces and Phases journey started in the year 2013 when I met author and visual activist, Zanele Muholi. I, Nonkululeko Sharon Mthunzi known as Sicka Star-ban, remember her reaction when she first saw my cousin Nontuthuzelo … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 14: HEAIDS Women’s Health – ZAZI Launch

Text by Christie van Zyl Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi An inspiring message of Social co-hesion and responsibility was set at the launch of the ZAZI – Know your strength campaign. The event took place at the University … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 8: Manku and her niece buried next to each other

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Kamo Petlele The joint funeral of lesbian activist Manku Maduwane (52) and her niece Monica Maduwane (36) was held at the Kwa-Thema Civic Hall on September 7. The two women passed away on September … Continue reading

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2014 June 22: An intimate portrait of Somalian trans-woman

by Abdi Osman   Labeeb is an intimate portrait of Sumaya, a Somali trans-woman. The project consists of large-scale colour photographs, and a double-projection video. Some of the photographs are studio portraits where Sumaya sat for the artist; others depict … Continue reading

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