It’s Only Natural for Precious Jewels to be Part of Joburg’s Mainstay

Good Food (and this includes copious amounts of bubbly), Great Music, Fabulous People – these are Joburg city mainstays. Throw in precious jewels in a central yet secluded venue, and you have…

Saying #NotAllMen helps no one when there are enough men for rape [and other forms of violence] to be a problem

A poem by Bella Cox and Emma Maybe

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The WhatsApp Interview: The Matte Project founder, Mathahle Stofile, on insisting on that seat at the table

The politics of the black body have long been contentious. Its placement in a society that, to quote Ta-Nehisi Coates, “plunders it,” is a discussion that not only…

Black Privilege is…

[Article first published on Huffington Post] ..Being policed by security personnel when shopping. It’s living with the knowledge that they will keep their eye on you, or even…

#BTheWhistle Against Homophobia in Sport

I hated sport when I was a kid, throughout my teenage years and well into adulthood because I found that it  exists within a hyper-masculine space that I find repellant and toxic. Or is it…

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Gay Privilege is…

…Being ready with a ‘we are both men’ answer to the (dumb) ‘who’s the girl’ question. Being setup on blind dates with ‘other gays’ by heterosexual women friends…

Spare A Thought For Privilege: The Privilege Series

It’s an interesting time to be alive. Ours is the generation that is curating a language that articulates otherness, and by that very act challenges the status quo and…

Why I will not be watching The Birth of a Nation: Rejecting Toxic Masculinity

I wrote this piece for a news site a couple of weeks ago and with the recent tragedy at Wits Junction, I thought to share it. Particularly because my thoughts around…

Queen of Katwe: A contemporary African story worth seeing twice

[Some weeks ago,] Disney hosted the South Africa premiere of Queen of Katwe; a movie based on the vibrant true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the…

The WhatsApp Interview: Simphiwe Xulu; artist on the brink of cracking the digital da Vinci code, cautious to accept the ‘Zulu Warhol’ moniker.

Simphiwe Xulu is a proud son of Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal. Raised by a matriarch, with superwomen for sisters, he’s a cautious radical who straddles the ideal, the real…

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