Tag Archives: Daveyton

2016 July 16: Nelson Mandela Day – Some Musings…

by Zuko Zikalala Nelson Mandela Day has arrived, an annual day to commemorate the life and legacy of Madiba. As I write this, Doc Shebeleza’s kwaito music hit “Ebumnandini”, is still ringing in my head, not only because it is … Continue reading

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South African Visual Activism opens eyes in Liverpool

by Lerato Dumse It was exciting to witness the opening of Zanele Muholi’s Vukani exhibition, at Open Eye Gallery, in Liverpool UK. Three gallery rooms are currently occupied by Muholi’s photographs and documentaries on a show which opened on September 17, … Continue reading

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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 31: Lihle Sokhela’s killer shows no remorse

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse It was a bittersweet moment when Thabo Molefe (47) was sentenced to a concurrent 22 years for murder and 12 years for raping Lihle Sokhela (28). Sokhela was a black lesbian from Daveyton. There … Continue reading

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2015 April 16: My story as a Zimbabwean Transvestite

My name is Ntokozo R Dube also known as Stacie. I’m a transvestite who stays in Minnebron. I was born 22 years ago in a very small town called Plumtree in Matebeleland South of Zimbabwe. From a very young age … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 23: Things I like and what I want to do

by Shaz ‘Sicka’ Mthunzi Like most people, I enjoy having nice things every once in a while. I am obsessed with cars that have power and balance, brands like Mercedes Benz, Land Rover/Range Rover. I wish to see myself owning … Continue reading

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2015 Feb. 19: Trending with Shaz ‘Sicka’ in Oslo

Where:  Toyen, Oslo, Norway What:  During interview… With:  Themba Vilakazi     Related links   Related articles on this trip   2015 Feb. 15: “I have won again”     and     2015 Feb. 13: From Johannesburg to Oslo … Continue reading

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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 June 25: I consider myself beautiful not handsome…

    My name is Mamello but am also known as Meme Motaung. Mamello is a South Sotho name meaning perseverance. I was named Mamello by my grandmother and I do not know the reasons behind my name. I am a young proud black lesbian and I … Continue reading

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2014 June 13: The first young transwoman from Daveyton to win Miss Gay Jozi 2014

Short profile by Yaya Mavundla   According to Wikipedia, a beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. The … Continue reading

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