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2017 July 19: “Why is there no state funeral for Prudence?”

Text by Yaya Mavundla Photos by Zanele Muholi Struggle songs & ritual performances at an activist funeral. Prudence Mabele shocked many by her passing on the 10th of July just before celebrating her 46th birthday on the 21 July 2017.  … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 6: Cleveland moves

by Lerato Dumse When I saw a woman blowing smoke at a bus stop in Cleveland, my mind was shocked, for some reason it was like my first time seeing someone smoking. Then it hit, I don’t remember seeing anyone smoke … 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 Aug. 19: Time really flies when you are having fun

by Mlu Msomi & Sekara Mafisa We had big plans for our golden anniversary this year. But time just flew, before we knew it the day had arrived. We had a beautiful garden winter sunset wedding at the Val Verde … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 10: A true definition of reality

by Siba Nkumbi Chubby Vogue Divas, using confidence as their weapon of mass destruction! 59 Years later after the march of women to the union buildings, chubby vogue divas were marching in style and class to eliminate discrimination against plus … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 7: Double Despair

by Siba Nkumbi She never thought rape would still be an issue at her age, or in the year 2015. However, it seems like the human species has allowed it to be an everyday thing. Sadly, she found out the … Continue reading

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