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2017 Dec. 10: Sisonke Collective performs @Zeitz MoCCA

Text by Christie van Zyl Photos by Lerato Dumse   This was our buzz on Sunday 10th December 2017. We took over social media and the newly launched Zeitz MoCAA Museum in the Scheryn Collection Arena. The Sisonke Collective founded … Continue reading

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2016 Aug. 3: Erection elections

Text and photos by Lebo Mashifane I was awoken by a phone call from my grandmother asking me if I am going to cast my vote. Indifferent with the elections, I answered “yes” just to make my old Lady happy. … Continue reading

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2016 May 14: Not Yet Free concert at Bassline

Text by Lebo Mashifane Photos by Tumi Nkopane The practicals of our PhotoXP have been exciting, they got even more exciting when we went to Joburg CBD. On Saturday 14 May 2016, we shot a concert hosted by 1Future. It … Continue reading

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2015 Oct. 29: She sings A New Song

Theatre performance review by Lebo Mashifane I feel the chill of “the winter rain”…no; the chills of a great performance as I become engulfed by Sibulele Gcilitshana playing the role of Thokozile in a  A New Song play written and … Continue reading

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2015 Sept. 12: ‘2015, the year of breaking my silence’

by Christie van Zyl This year was my first time attending Mbokodo awards ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts’. Ang’zange nga kuzwa ukubumbana kwabantu besifazane kanje. (I have never experienced a solidarity of women so strongly before) Our mission for the … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 30: Losing and regaining self love

My life resembles the story line of the famous English book Dr Jackal and Mr Hyde. I was born Wandile Sincwala on the 17th of July 1988. Later in my teen years I was reborn as Somizy (Somgaga) as most people … Continue reading

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2015 June 30: “How it felt to be touched and caressed by the one you love”

by Shirley Ndaba (Hendricks) There I was at the tender age of 10 years, nothing seemed abnormal about me. I loved playing with dolls, I would play children’s games with girlfriends and boyfriends. I never thought I was any different … 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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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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