Tag Archives: Ideas

I am making history

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi   “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it,” a quoted sentence from a novel I read titled ‘The Alchemist‘ by Paulo Coelho. Through the journey of my life I have learnt … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 20 FotoFocus Personae meets Saxophonist

by Sebenzile Langa Being a classically trained Tenor Saxophonist means I have been on stage more times than I can remember. This was different though. Being invited to Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America to interpret the Faces … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 20: Time wasted is never regained

  “Sheshisa isikhathi siya hamba” those words were spoken by our parents when we were preparing to go to school. Those words never mattered to us when we were young because we didn’t know what was at stake. We took … Continue reading

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2016 Sept. 15: A decade of Faces and Phases

by Donna A M Smith Johannesburg, September 2016 Much has been written and said about award-winning photographer, Zanele Muholi, and her ground-breaking work of documenting the lives of black lesbians and transgender persons in South Africa and other parts of … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 11: When you fail I fail too…

You are a blessing to me since the day I conceived Since the day I open my two legs to catch you So you might not fall down or get cold You Stretch my belly to make yourself a ground to … Continue reading

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2016 Sept.13: My path to freedom and love for Self

My Life story I could never have imagined the day would come where I could proudly say, I am a MAN! My journey, though not yet over, has tested my resilience, my sense of self and has taught me to … Continue reading

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2015 April 12: Dear fellow Black person

by Siba Nkumbi Need I remind you that there is no rule for pronunciation? Why do you feel the need to auto-correct me in the middle of a sentence, because that is not how you pronounce a certain word? Let … Continue reading

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