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Sunshine in Langa

by Kimon de Greef / Images by Images by Belia Oh / 25.02.2014
Sunday, 6pm. We arrive outside Gugu S'Thebe community centre in Langa for the Breathe Sunshine Unity Jam and the dancehall jams are thumping. A guard waves us into a fenced
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The G-Bomb and the natural limits of t-shirt satire

by Andy Davis / 20.02.2014
“Hey bru, that’s pretty gay!” I said it quite naturally in a conversation this morning and then caught myself. We sports and vagina-loving straights tend to make the mistake
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An Open Letter to JayJays

by Bartlett / 19.02.2014
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and that you flatter to deceive. Well whoever 'they' are must've been talking about the clothing company that is JayJays,
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Authentic Gentleman

by Kimon de Greef / Images by Deborah Roussouw / 19.02.2014
Gentleman, international dancehall superstar, is sitting on an upturned crate in a trader’s stall, watched by a jury of carved wooden faces. “Dis one don’t like me at all,” he
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See Through Walls

by Tseliso Monaheng / 13.02.2014
Photographer Sydelle Willow-Smith’s work seeks to present an accurate depiction of the spaces she inhabits. Her gaze undulates in accordance with her subject matter – reflexive, like her portraits of
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Rolling Retro: ballies ‘n boards

by Jon Monsoon / 11.02.2014
Surfers. Give 'em any excuse to bang on about the good ol' days when surfing was pure, the water was clean, and the boards were better. Turns out, they could
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Incomplete Things

by Ella Grimwade / 10.02.2014
Intimate. The name of the theatre suits the venue and the nature of the play it is currently showing. The Beauty of Incomplete Things is the product of a 15-year
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Last Sunday

Last Sunday

by Andy Mkosi / 09.02.2014
Last Sunday, Langa, 14hr53.
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Wear White

Wear White

by Ts'eliso Monaheng / 06.02.2014
Da L.e.s's All White Party happened at his house in the Nothern suburbs of Johannesburg recently. 'Surely beautiful women will abound', we said facing each other as we searched for
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White Madness

White Madness

by Mlilo Mpondo / Illustration by Sasan / 05.02.2014
What does slavery, colonialism, the Jim Crow laws and apartheid tell us about white folk? That they are afflicted with serious control issues. Much attention is paid to black history;
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