Tag Archives: KwaZulu Natal

2017 July 25: Mellisa Mbambo to represent the KZN LGBTI community at the first Miss Gay RSA

by Yaya Mavundla Mellisa Mbambo is black trans-woman, born 32 years ago in Intshanga, KwaZulu Natal. She is a part time stylist.  Super excited about representing the LGBTI community at the upcoming Miss Gay RSA. The pageant is set to … Continue reading

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2014 May 8: “I was not aware that this project would be this big”

by Hlengiwe Amanda Nyandeni    My name is Hlengiwe Amanda Nyandeni, but I am better known as China.  I consider myself as a fun, sweet and lovely  individual to be around other people.  I was born on the 15th July … Continue reading

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2014 May 7: Voices of Some Black Queer Born Frees

by Maureen Velile Majola   I was born in 1990 and am considered one of  “Mandela’s grandchildren” – a generation of children born at or after the fall of apartheid.  We are also known as the ‘born frees’.  The minute … Continue reading

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2014 March 25: Mzansi reacts on Mzamo “Mzamie” Gcabashe eviction from Big Brother

  by Yaya Mavundla Bubbly, honest, fashion forward, dramatic and of course smart are some of the things that comes up when one thinks of the KwaZulu Natal, Durban born Mzamo Gcabashe. Amongst so many things that he does, he’s … Continue reading

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