by Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 30.01.2015 / Petrus turns out to be of Khoisan heritage. We get lost for a while and find him after several increasingly more awkward phone calls. Up a dirt road we come upon a cluster of neat farmhouses at the foot of a large vineyard. Petrus is waiting for us… he waves us in. When I ask him what his role in all of this is, he says “I’m a community leader,” with an air of defiance.
by Tseliso Monaheng / 29.01.2015 / Tseliso Monaheng speaks to award winning, Eastern Cape born musician Nakhane Touré about growing up, influences and authenticity, his new EP and the complexities of violence. Catch this Afro-folk-soul master live in Jo’burg tonight, Thursday 29 Jan, together with the talented Bongeziwe Mabandla…
28.01.2015 / At long last, we have a solid publication documenting the history of graffiti on the southern edge. GRAFFITI SOUTH AFRICA is a new graffiti and street art book by Cale Waddacor, and it’s the first book to showcase South Africa’s graffiti on an international stage. Launch dates in CT, JHB, DBN and sneak peaks of what’s inside the book right here…
by Sabelo Mkhabela / Images by Andiswa Mkosi / 27.01.2015 / Trompies, the name is enough to make any South African 1990s kwaito lover nostalgic. The revered Soweto-bred kwaito group are back on the scene with their new album, Delicious. Sabelo Mkhabela gets a few precious minutes to chat to them about the new album, new age kwaito and the future of Trompies in the modern music scene…
Samora Chapman / 23.01.2015 Mars. The name is known by every graffiti writer in the country. He's revered and respected in the underground scene for his relentless energy and dynamic style. Mars has worked
Karel Kopbeen / 22.01.2015 "I think that humans are the perfect and ultimate conflict creature. Too weak to live without a lot of drugs, healthcare and destruction to the earth and too cowardly to
Petra Mason and John King / 21.01.2015 Bettie Page – the queen of curves, bangs, blue-eyes and bondage – was one of America's most scandalous pin ups of the 1950s. Photographed extensively by the only female pin
Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 20.01.2015 Dawn shows us a report that includes photos of furniture strewn on the road, part of an eviction on a nearby farm. This is their bone of contention – the
Don Pinnock / 19.01.2015 Libya is a mess. The uprising against Gaddafi left the place in ruins and awash with smouldering resenments and way too many guns. Bands of men in swirling headdresses still
Alastair Laird / 17.01.2015 Our brave comic scribe, Al Laird, tackles the Charlie Hebdo tragedy. Hold your breath...
Tseliso Monaheng / 16.01.2015 Jo'burg artist Artist Sindiso Nyoni aka R!ot had a huge 2014. Apart from landing commissions from big brands and getting up on the street, he travelled to Berlin and Amsterdam
Bill Blythe / 15.01.2015 A production assistant working long hours in the Cape Town film industry bares all... egos, adrenalin and cash money, money, money.
Robyn Perros / Images by Marcello Maffeis / 14.01.2015 "Interpret Durban, the words had been on pierced lips for weeks. I eventually found a gap to ask the local cool cats: 'What’s Interpret Durban?' Faces went limp... Oh shit!