Christa Dee / Features / 2 years ago

Bronwyn Katz: Reflections on memory

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"En as die voels sing, kom daar bink straatjies uit die voels se vertjies." (And when the birds sing rays of light stream from their feather...

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Ghost Writer / Features / 2 years ago

Anthony Smith- Waar brand dit?


Anthony Smith, founder of South Africa’s most befokte clothing label, 2Bop, has always lived by his own rules and he’s proving that you don’...

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Motlatsi / Features / 2 years ago

Taking back control over the black imagination: In conversation with Mary Sibande

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It’s a special moment when one is given the opportunity to talk with their heroes. I first met Sophie during her exhibition as the main attr...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

Mashayabhuqe, the Modern Maskandi intersects tradition and the avant-garde to capture the millennial mood


Mashaya shows up to Father Coffee just a few minutes late for our interview and he quickly allows me into the landscape of his life these da...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 2 years ago

On-Air Entertainment: A Look Into Johannesburg’s After-Dark Film Reel

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Photographs have become indispensable to our nightlife: there’s no party unless it’s pictured. Amid the lazer beams, and tri-coloured stage ...

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Felix Laband and Kerry Chaloner- South African Gothic 

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A few months before Felix Laband dropped his much anticipated Deaf Safari (2015) album, he played an early evening set at the 2014 Sonar Fes...

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Beth Vale / Features / 2 years ago

Didi Monsta, Desire Marea, and the artists’ quest to unmask our glitchy humanity

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Three months ago, I shared 90-minutes with Buyani Duma (otherwise known as Desire Marea, of the artist collective FAKA). Encased in a wall o...

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Ghost Writer / Features / 2 years ago

The incredible rise of Legend Manqele, redefining cultural production in South Africa and beyond

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“I would say to any up and comings- although we are all still up and coming- just fight for whatever… not even fight,  just be who you are. ...

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Beth Vale / Features / 2 years ago

Kicks are the Catalyst: Mkay Frash and The Synthesis of Street Culture

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If Mkay Frash were a comic book character, he would levitate in celestial space, straddling comets, in constant orbit between worlds. His ha...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 3 years ago

Rharha Nembhard; NoirWave’s visual powerhouse

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The Drone Goddess is on a mission to live her truth, using her gifts to obliterate boundaries and silence stereotypes. The curator of  NoirW...

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Lenny-Dee: Brightness and Darkness

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For her cover feature with BubblegumClub Lenny-Dee Doucha, the lead singer and keyboardist of Bye Beneco, wanted to mix the contemporary and...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 3 years ago

LootLove is a true original! She talks to us about the super power in being yourself

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Luthando Shosha, is consistently immaculate, while it is part of her profession to look good, she does this while always looking like hersel...

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