by Sabelo Mkhabela / Images by Andiswa Mkosi / 27.01.2015 / Trompies, the name is enough to make any South African 1990s kwaito lover nostalgic. The revered Soweto-bred kwaito group are back on the scene with their new album, Delicious. Their biggest fan Sabelo Mkhabela gets a few precious minutes to chat to them about the new album, new age kwaito and the future of Trompies in the modern music scene…
by Samora Chapman / 23.01.2015 / Mars. The name is known by every graffiti writer in the country. He’s revered and respected in the underground scene for his relentless energy and dynamic style. Mars has worked hard. He’s perfected every nuance of the craft. And now his murals, characters, canvases and gallery shows are beginning to make an impact beyond the self-absorbed graffiti world… Mars is moving onward and upward. So watch out!
by Karel Kopbeen / 22.01.2015 / “I think that humans are the perfect and ultimate conflict creature. Too weak to live without a lot of drugs, healthcare and destruction to the earth and too cowardly to admit or deal with it.” We speak to Henry Rollins, iconic punk figure, about politics, music and being a citizen of the world…
by Petra Mason and John King / 21.01.2015 / Bettie Page – the queen of curves, bangs, blue-eyes and bondage – was one of America’s most scandalous pin ups of the 1950s. Photographed extensively by the only female pin up photographer of the day, Bunny Yeager, this pair of talented beauties created some of the most iconic photographs of the era. South African born cultural historian, Petra Mason, speaks about her latest book on the icon and the significance of this female-driven photography.
Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 20.01.2015 Dawn shows us a report that includes photos of furniture strewn on the road, part of an eviction on a nearby farm. This is their bone of contention – the
Don Pinnock / 19.01.2015 Libya is a mess. The uprising against Gaddafi left the place in ruins and awash with smouldering resenments and way too many guns. Bands of men in swirling headdresses still
Alastair Laird / 17.01.2015 Our brave comic scribe, Al Laird, tackles the Charlie Hebdo tragedy. Hold your breath...
Tseliso Monaheng / 16.01.2015 Jo'burg artist Artist Sindiso Nyoni aka R!ot had a huge 2014. Apart from landing commissions from big brands and getting up on the street, he travelled to Berlin and Amsterdam
Bill Blythe / 15.01.2015 A production assistant working long hours in the Cape Town film industry bares all... egos, adrenalin and cash money, money, money.
Robyn Perros / Images by Marcello Maffeis / 14.01.2015 "Interpret Durban, the words had been on pierced lips for weeks. I eventually found a gap to ask the local cool cats: 'What’s Interpret Durban?' Faces went limp... Oh shit!
Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 13.01.2015 Simondium is a rural settlement in the Drakenstein municipality of the Western Cape, dry as bone, with shrubbery the colour of chardonnay and a population of a couple thousand people.
John Wessels / 12.01.2015 A powerful and intimate photo-essay depicting the daily life of Dercia, one of many people who live and work at the Huléne Dump Site in Maputo, Mozambique. Dercio has been
Matt Vend / 09.01.2015 This episode of Matt Vend's American adventures sees him heading to southern California and finding a home away from home in San Diego – where the waves are cold, hobos