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Scorched Earth

by Vanessa Burger
 / 11.07.2014
Vanessa Burger was on the scene of one of Durban City’s recent (ruthless) campaigns to purge the suburbs of unwanted vagrants, addicts and homeless humans. Whoonga Park and several other
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Wolf

The dark shadow with sharp teeth

by Don Pinnock / 07.07.2014
I’m not afraid of dogs. They’ve been with me all my life and I’m very relaxed around them. I’ve never been bitten or even growled at. We instinctively understand each
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CROOKED COP

by Samora Chapman / Illustration by Mook Lion & Joog Leopard / 01.07.2014
The story of extortion began at 8pm on a Tuesday night. The tall boy worked late at his DUT studio, sweating over his master’s proposal. It’s month end, times are
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It’s Hard Being Afrikaans

by Karl Kemp / Illustration by Sasan / 12.06.2014
We’re gathered in our Sunday best on a hellishly hot Thursday afternoon at a marquee tent at the cultural phenomenon known as Woordfees in Stellenbosch. I look around at the
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LAMENT

Cape Town Lament

by Christopher Clark / Images by Samora Chapman / 11.06.2014
The plane lands without fanfare. This is how it always begins, I think. A strangely poignant anti-climax, an increasing sense that I am coming 'home', but at the same time
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AF TOURIST

African Tourist

by Siyabonga Dennis / Illustration by Keegan Thornhill / 04.06.2014
There is no such thing as an African tourist. Perhaps that should read: “there is no such thing as a black African tourist.” Most of the time us black people
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LADY

Lady In Pink

by Ella Grimwade / Illustration by Sasan / 03.06.2014
She approached me as I neared her corner. I had seen her from the top of the road as I walked. She was dressed almost exclusively in pink. Pink top,
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Stephen Wash

Leader/Pleader

by Sasha Benjamin / 02.06.2014
Just about every Cape Town creative is a 'slasher' these days. The saying goes something like this: “I’m an artist-slash-barista-slash-graphic designer-slash-DJ.” It’s both a means of acquiring money and a
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MASISULU

A Conversation With MaSisulu

by Xoliswa Ben-Mazwi / 02.06.2014
Albertina Sisulu devoted her life to the care of others. First it was her siblings, then her own brood with Walter Sisulu and eventually she came to be known as
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Music Power

by Karl Kemp / 19.05.2014
At 24 years of age, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh has had a full life. He' a fresh-faced young man with a serious education, deep political lineage and a hunger to speak his
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