Girls Skate South Africa and Reebok shake-up skateboarding’s bro-homogeny

The story and history of skateboarding, its boldly creative subculture and its community of shredding misfit toys; is often told through an incredibly patriarchal lens. A lens usually centralising a blue-eyed, shaggy blonde-haired and tatted up bro. From the movie “Lord’s of Dogtown”, written by Stacy Peralta—surfer turned skateboarding legend and member of the iconic…

Rediscovering play with Kampala’s Afriart Gallery

It’s not just children who have the impulse to play. We’ve all had the urge to engage in spontaneous and undirected activity whose sole purpose is enjoyment and recreation. Play has the effect of restoring our spirit and can release pressures and tensions in a way that breathes life back into our bones. In some…

Kasi Flavour: football, style and culture

For me, it’s the sheer ingenuity and creativity resting at the tip of the boot and the quick-fast dribbling combos that make this game a beautiful art form. From playing four pole with idiski inherited from my older brothers, finessing the touch line “tsamaya” and the “magic ride”. To showing off on game day; this…

Plasticine Dreams | Mia Darling

Mia Darling’s work invokes child-like fantasy with cohesive motifs of flowers, butterflies and cherubs in and amongst backdrops of intimate spaces such as bedrooms and boudoirs. Unusually so, she employs plasticine to cement these innocent ideals in swirls of pastel shades, and the detail with which Mia executes a likeness in her pieces is impressive;…

The women transforming South Africa’s male-dominated gaming scene

The gaming industry in South Africa has undergone a massive growth spurt over the past five years. South African gamers collected R3.79 million ($220 000) in prize money playing e-sports last year and that excludes sponsorship and endorsement. It is becoming a lucrative industry but women are incredibly underrepresented. According to a survey conducted by…