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2014 Aug. 23: Relatives and friends shed tears at Gift’s funeral and some fainted

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Lindeka Qampi When the casket carrying the body of Disebo Gift Makau (23), was lowered six feet underground at a Ventersdorp cemetery, in the North West, on August 23.     Family and friends … Continue reading

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2014 July 14: The French National Day in Paris

… also known as Bastille is celebrated by throughout every year on the 14th of July. Read more about this.             © Zanele Muholi 14/07/2014   … taken with Canon 6D and 200mm lens from the balcony … Continue reading

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2014 June 26: Successful Faces and Phases O.P.E.N in Singapore

  Zanele Muholi speaking at the opening of her exhibition “fo(u)nd”                Noorlinah Mohamed, Director, The O.P.E.N.     Shobha Bhalla, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, India Se        Zizi Azah, Artistic Director of … Continue reading

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2014 June 23: The lovely couple on vacation in Cape Town

© Photos by Charmain Carrol 2014/06/07 – 09   Previous article 2014 June 10: The Ndlela’s are still committed to love          Their s2013 Wedding photos are on the link below 2013 June 15: The Durban Lesbian Wedding … Continue reading

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2014 June 16: Muholi on CBC Radio – Photos

    by Erin Warner of Ryerson Image Center gallery Where: Ryerson University, Toronto. Canada.       … so many questions asked. Interview transcript to be included later. Happy World Pride Toronto!!! Let us remember all those who did … Continue reading

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2014 June 11: The invitation letter and the photo from GI

  Where: @Cine Olido, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The group photo was taken by Valerie Thomas after the premier/ screening of two South African documentaries featuring my work and some friends who are participants in my visual documents. Screened: ‘We Live in … Continue reading

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2014 May 27: Miss Gay Jozi 2014 photos

The winner of the 2014 Miss Gay Jozi is the 19 year old Miss Tee Menu from Daveyton. Photos by Smanga Shange       Related article 2014 May 18 :  Glitter, drama & perfection at Miss Gay Jozi 2014   … Continue reading

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2014 May 16: IFAS hosts IDAHO

Photos album by Lebo Ntladi.              

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2014 May 25: Announcement: MAYIBUYE! iAFRICA!

iAfrica, Pledge Africa Liberation Day, iAfrica, Mayibuye To take the pledge, please click on: http://www.mayibuyepledge.org On this African liberation day, we, the undersigned, note with grave concern the continent-wide deepening crisis including, growing militarism, the crisis in democracy, an expanding … Continue reading

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2014 May 21: Muholi presents a lecture on Black Queer Born Frees in SA

  Where: Bremen University (Art & Design) department Country: Germany When: 21/05/2014 The guest lecture and workshop was part of the hon. professorship duties. See previous for details on the link below. 2013 Nov. 4: From Market Photo Workshop to … Continue reading

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