by Samora Chapman / Images by Bryan Little / 30.10.2014 / A series of creatures, seemingly painted with light, recently appeared on Rhodes Drive in Newlands, Cape Town. As you drive the winding road from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens towards Hout Bay by night, the words “once upon a time” light up a sturdy old tree, illuminated in the headlights. And so the journey begins…
by Matt Vend / 29.10.2014 / October is a strange moody time in Durban town. The rain is relentless. Spring is a dreary interlude before the unbearable heat of the Durban summer hits. It’s also a time when some of Africa and the world’s best poets descend on our town, slipping into the melancholy of October and reciting their words to the hum of raindrops on rooftops.
by Tommaso Fiscaletti / 28.10.2014 / If you imagine something and then you’re able to give it form, you’re bringing into existence that which you cannot see but which already has a certain texture. Spirituality has a form, it’s not pure fantasy. Mambakwedza Mutasa, a Zimbabwean spiritual man and artist breathes life into every sculpture he creates.
Malini Mohana / 24.10.2014 What happens when you live in a world where ideas appear only as powerful as the people who endorse them? Welcome to the 21st century of the Celebrity Ambassador. Lest
Samora Chapman / 23.10.2014 Durban is a truly African city. It’s hot. It throbs. It smells like it’s alive. I seldom walk it these days, but walking is really the only way to experience
Sean O'Toole / Images by Jonx Pillimer / 21.10.2014 What do you do when you’re on the sunset side of 35 and still fancy checking out live music? One option is to grow a hipster beard, put on your
Paul Blom / 20.10.2014 Paul Blom interviews Jérôme Salle, the French director of City of Violence / Zulu, a cop thriller set in Cape Town that has had many local critics seething at it's
Kavish Chetty / 17.10.2014 The logic goes like this: if Cape Town is politically restless and prone to bloody outburst, then we have the perfect excuse to stage a whole carnival of gunfights and
Tseliso Monaheng / 16.10.2014 Zu, the funky lady from Zuko Collective, knows the city well. She's lived in it, she practices her art in it, and when her hands feel itchy and she needs
Rob Cockcroft / 16.10.2014 We talk to Dookoom about the furore surrounding their song 'Larney Jou Poes', a revolutionary anthem that calls for farm workers to revolt against exploitation. "The whole world must fucking
Francois Badenhorst / Images by Swishyboy / 15.10.2014 We live in a world where babies use iPads and almost everyone in the world is famous (on Facebook). The technological convenience afforded by software has been bittersweet for me