by Samora Chapman / 22.12.2014 / We’re in the midst of a crisis. Last night I witnessed a mob nearly murder a man in the street. I then wandered across the city in the half darkness, and found that the same mob had swept across town in a fit of rage… beating scores of people with knob kerries, bricks and hockey sticks. The source of the madness? Whoonga Park. And it’s burning to the ground. Here’s how…
by Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 22.12.2014 / Worcester, just beyond the Boland wine region, is two hours northeast of Cape Town. It’s the first notable dorp heading into the Klein Karoo platteland – a quiet, rural farming region, that has just recently been infiltrated by the life-crushing drug known as tik… South African speciality Methamphetamine.
by Samora Chapman and Robyn Perros / Images by Russell Grant and Samora Chapman / 19.12.2014 / “You are so fucking high!” he slurs, rubbing his newly sprouted stubble against my cheek. I nod, even though I’m so fucking sober. I ask him where he’s from. He clutches his groin, throws his head back and yells: “JO’BUUURG!” then barks like a ferocious dog…
by Hugh Upsher / Illustration by Hugh Upsher / 19.12.2014 / Christmas lunch can be a drag with your racist grandmother and sexist uncles at the table. While your aunties slave away in the kitchen, why not keep hunger at bay by putting their bleeding hearts to the test? This multiple choice questionnaire covers some of this year’s key talking points in order to accurately gauge their liberal agenda.
by Samora Chapman and Robyn Perros / Images by Russell Grant and Samora Chapman / 18.12.2014 / Rage against your parents, your teachers, your boss. Rage against the sound of the school bell ringing, your principal screaming. Rage against the sensation of a school uniform on your skin. Rage against the smell of exam nerves, sweat, fear. Rage against everything and nothing.
Mahala High Five Brigade / 17.12.2014 Durban street artist, Mook Lion, recently travelled to Cape Town to take part in a workshop on gender, violence and visual activism. He took time out from the academics to
Morrel Shilenge / 15.12.2014 Africa has always desired the 'American Dream' and lusted after the cultures associated with it. We can see it in our music, film and fashion industries. Motorcycle club culture has
Matt Vend / 12.12.2014 I arrive downtown on a frosty Sunday night and am accompanied through the main ‘strip’ by Hambone and Alyssa, two folk/punk artists based in Las Vegas. I immediately become entranced
Tseliso Monaheng / 11.12.2014 Thato Magano is responsible for marketing and communications at Vanguard Magazine. He discusses gender issues and the indie hustle, while rocking his fav Tomy sneaks.
Andy Davis / 10.12.2014 Rivonia by Dear Reader, was easily my favourite album of 2013. The album was a surprising redirection for Cherilyn MacNeil, whose previous work as both Harris Tweed and Dear Reader,
Mooketsi Nthite / Images by Tenn iBair / 10.12.2014 Mooketsi reports from deep in the Jozi party and entertainment scenes – the Channel O Music Video Awards and the Space Ibiza super rave, which both went down last weekend.
Mary J Haze / 09.12.2014 It reminds me of the first time I gave my cat catnip. Usually a regal creature, all claws and flashing eyes, aloof and dismissive of my affection unless it suited
Tseliso Monaheng / 08.12.2014 Every year the devout and diverse following of hip hop sub genre, Motswako, congregate in Jozi for Maftown Heights where they rap their faces off in a mix of
Karl Kemp / 05.12.2014 Karl Kemp was happily drunk in a small bar called "De Boer" in the Afrikaner separatist town of Orania when he heard the news that Madiba had passed. It hit