Tag Archives: Thokoza

2015 April 16: My story as a Zimbabwean Transvestite

My name is Ntokozo R Dube also known as Stacie. I’m a transvestite who stays in Minnebron. I was born 22 years ago in a very small town called Plumtree in Matebeleland South of Zimbabwe. From a very young age … Continue reading

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2015 April 13: Javas approaches new Phase – Marriage

*** The life story was first published in Faces and Phases (2006-14) book***   People call me Javas. I was born in Soweto but now live in Thokoza. I was born in 1974 on 16 December. I have two brothers and … 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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2013 July 16: Mo(u)rning in progress @ 26

Where: Thokoza township, Johannesburg What: Three (3) days after Duduzile Zozo’s burial When: 16/07/2013 How many: 24 participants excluding taxi drivers. Who: Mostly black lesbians and gays… Camera used:  Canon 6D with zoom lens EF-S 85 mm lens  1:1.8 Previous by/ featuring … Continue reading

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2013 July 14: Zozo’s family silenced by ‘mourners’

text by Lerato Dumse photos by Thekwane Bongi Mphisholo “I’m disappointed with men, instead of protecting women, we are the ones abusing them with our hands and taking advantage of them. Don’t forget us Dudu, because we loved you and … Continue reading

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2013 July 10: Chaotic memorial service for Duduzile

Texts by Kopano Sibeko and Lesego Tlhwale Photos by Zanele Muholi Duduzile is a Nguni name which means comfort. It is a pity that instead of the deceased family getting the support and comfort they needed from concerned citizens, the … Continue reading

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