Tag Archives: KwaThema

2017 July 4: Tumi’s Foundation in photography

by Tumi Nkopane The 11th of January 2017 was my first day studying a Foundation Course (FC) in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) in Newtown, Johannesburg. The opportunity to study was granted to me by Zanele Muholi who is … 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 May 26: EPOC (out)reaching effort

by Lebo Mashifane REPORT   EPOC (Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee) is a LGBTI organisation based in Vergenoeg, in KwaThema township, East Rand, Gauteng – South Africa. On May 17th, 2014 about 25 individuals including myself attended an outreach programme organised … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: The critical work of a critic

The task of a writer engaging with the work of artists and activists is an important one. The critic does not only draw attention to the work of particular people but provides a way for readers and viewers to translate … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.14: Prince Claus Award ceremony + Of Love and Loss exhibition opening

Photos by Bongi Thekwane Mpisholo, Collen Mfazwe & Mzonke Madotyeni. 14th Feb. 2014 Cameras used: Canon 5d and 6d Where: Wits Art Museum and Stevenson Gallery, Braamfontein. Johannesburg.                         … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 5: After tears for Muntu Masombuka’s

  Lesiba Mothibe reports, Lindeka Qampi took photos At 9pm I was already at home, tired from attending both the funeral and the after tears of Muntu Aubrey Masombuka. As I took off my high laced heels divaliciously. I realised … Continue reading

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2014 Jan. 5: High Fashion at Muntuza’s funeral in KwaThema

by Yaya Mavundla Over the years people’s lifestyle and believes have changed completely. The Western culture has taken over with so many fashion boutiques we have been introduced to.  Freedom of expression through clothing and so many accessible designers has … Continue reading

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