Tag Archives: Tears

2018 Jan. 21: Slain Lesbian Killed on New Year’s Day Laid to Rest

Text and photos by  Levinia Pienaar Noxolo Xakeka, a 23 years old latest victim of hate crime was laid to rest on Saturday 20th January 2018 in Bredasdorp, Western Cape. On the 1st of January many babies were born and … Continue reading

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2015 Dec. 24: Remembering Magesh Zungu

by Lerato Dumse Dry eyes were scarce inside Denis Hurley hall, when Wandile Mkhize asked to speak during his mother’s memorial service. Diakonia Council of Churches Centre hosted Nombulelo “Magesh” Zungu’s memorial service, on Sunday December 20, 2015. Magesh is popularly known as “Mam’ Mfundisi or the first … Continue reading

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2015 July 18: Photographs, writing and poetry remain as powerful reminders

by Lerato Dumse Hearing about someone’s passing forces you to reflect on that person’s life. We remember the role they played and lessons they leave behind. Then we search for reminders that will serve as permanent reminiscing tools. It was … Continue reading

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2015 June 10: ”Forgiving is costly”

by Nosipo Solundwana My laughter has turned into a frown, I can’t bare thinking about my life before and now. A lot has changed, I gave up my life to be here and thought I would be happy, but all … 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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2014 Nov. 20: Book Review: Faces and Phases (2006 – 2014)

There is no single smile in Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases 2006-14 book The book was recently launched in Johannesburg South Africa, and is a collection of black and white portraits captured by Zanele Muholi between 2006 to 2014. They … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 30: “Do you remember me?”

It has been two months since you passed on. There has never been a day that went by since that dreadful day that I have not thought of you. Each day that passes with tears in my eyes I think of you … Continue reading

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