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MOS DEF

Place To Be

by Dudumalingani Mqombothi / 13.01.2014
“I write on anything that will accept ink”, Yasiin Bey says, “whenever I need the solitude to do that. I like writing. But it can be frustrating”.
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Umlilo

The Diva of Kwaai

by Thabiso Hika / 13.01.2014
It is quite rare to come across a completely unique artist in South Africa, without finding the definition seems a little far reaching. On the contrary, describing Siya Ngcobo (known
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Pussy Cat

Best of 2013 | What’s Wrong Pussy Cat?

by Jon Monsoon / 09.01.2014
It wasn’t like it was even a quiet news week in South Africa. The flies of discontent and civil unrest were barely absent from the open-aired latrines of informal settlement
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Culture
Assange

Best of 2013 | Teaching Assange to Rap

by Daniel Sher / 06.01.2014
Not many people realize that Julian Assange is actually an Australian, but right now his inner-Aussie is truly shining through. His formal shirt has been replaced with a bicep-yielding singlet
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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

by Ts'eliso Monaheng / 06.01.2014
The heart had grown fond. After months of forced detention in the city of dreams, I had to appease the spirit (and spirits) by navigating further south where, if the
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Fisanterkraal

Still Incarcerated

by Rob Cockcroft / Images by Mads Norgaard / 01.01.2014
The documentary, Incarcerated Knowledge, was well received at this year’s Encounters Festival. It follows the story of MC Pote from the day he was released from Pollsmoor Prison after serving
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Blood in Taksim

Best of 2013 | Blood in Taksim

by Olivia Walton / 31.12.2013
There are thousands of protestors in Taksim Square. Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government have decided to build a mall - in the guise of a recreated
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Mannenberg

Manenberg

by Brandon Edmonds / 30.12.2013
We all know how truth and reconciliation worked out. Closing in on 20 years later, it’s now clear the TRC, that downcast flipside of 2010, was a kind of mnemonic
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defense

Best of 2013 | Shit BRICS

by Iain Robinson / Images by Iain Robinson / 30.12.2013
Originally published 03 April 2013. ‘I talk a lot of shit coz I can back it up, whut?’ - Method Man I agree. I don’t like to talk shit unless I know shit. I
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Hope and Courage

Hope and Courage to the People

by Andy Davis / 23.12.2013
Dodo beer is a remarkable thing. It comes in a bottle South Africans may remember from the 80s, we used to call them dumpies. It’s inelegant, but cool in a
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