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by Christopher Clark / 27.08.2014 / …the next morning I’m on the road again to Mthatha and Qunu. I see all the Mandela sights and ask Velile, my guide for the day, if we can see the grave but he says the security won’t let people anywhere near it. At Qunu, I slide down the same rock slide that Mandela used to ride as a boy. I get the technique wrong and cut my hand. Blood is spattered on the rock when we leave. Three perfectly round drops.
by Morrel Shilenge / 26.08.2014 / “Arise and shine, for your light has come!” These words are spoken on the vocal hook that characterises the hit on beat master Black Coffee’s 2011 album Africa Rising; a triumphant moment on the global house scene, and was one of the most exciting sounds yet heard of the rising African genre.
by Don Pinnock / Images by Arthur Elliott / 25.08.2014 / Cape Town, circa 1900. Arthur Elliot worked hard and long at his obsession. With camera poised, he would wait for hours in the heat of the sun to highlight the curve of a gable or the play of shadows down a sidewalk. Often he would position friends and their children in slightly stiff but aesthetically correct positions to set off his beloved buildings.
23.08.2014 / Desmond Tutu uses his holy influence to transform SA Rugby, the last Bastian of white might. But things don’t turn out quite as planned!
Images by Jacques Smit / 22.08.2014 / Jacques Smit captured these awesome images of skater kids in Gugulethu, Cape Town. The kids take part in an outreach programme run by Nebula; an NGO that seeks to inspire youth through skateboarding.
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Songs For Miners Shot Down

by Luca Barausse / 21.08.2014
The Miners Shot Down documentary about the brutal Marikana massacre screened at Live The Venue in Durban at the weekend. The story I witnessed left me heart broken, compelled to
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Opening the gates

by Paul Blom / 21.08.2014
We love to compartmentalise ourselves in factions. It’s that tribal instinct. Besides the obvious religious and ideological divides, there are far less deadly ways by which we identify
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Death of a Comic

by Paul Hjul / Illustration by Trevor Paul / 20.08.2014
How should an obituary for a comic be written? Do we bury the comedian? Or praise him? Does the notion that tragedy and comedy are different only in timing compel
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TIK IN THE PLATTELAND: PART IV

by Karl Kemp / Images by Jaco du Plessis / 19.08.2014
We’re winding through the Hex River Valley, into De Doorns. The landscape rolls by like an oil painting. We pass some beaming youngsters selling grapes; the kind of guys that
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Faith in the city

by Faith 47 / 18.08.2014
Faith 47's murals in the Durban inner-city are complete. “I’m exploring the notion of the informal economy," says Faith of the subject matter she chose. "I was struck by the
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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY/MUSIC

by Tseliso Monaheng / 18.08.2014
Seated a metre or so from me is Africa's biggest star, Davido. In-between us, various brands of bottled liquor decorate a table made of transparent glass. My humble contribution to
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The River | Oppi 2014

by Milton Schorr / Images by Chris Preyser / 15.08.2014
Oppikoppi is a river running through the bushveld, swirling in a circle. In the river are souls, each topped by a pair of eyes, marveling at the sights as they
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Rolling Stoned

by Jon Monsoon / 14.08.2014
It’s something when accomplished international artists tell you that they are honoured to be part of a great line-up, and to know that they actually mean it. Kudos then to
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The strange alchemy of life and lens

by Joshua Maserow / 13.08.2014
Deep within the aisles of Benoni Discount Stores, the chipped steps of a staircase descend into the heavy gloom of the stockroom. Narrow paths scythe through piles and piles of
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CHASING THE WOLF

by Karl Kemp / Images by Alice Inggs / 12.08.2014
The Good Hope Centre is a concrete dome of dread, and Oppikoppi is fizzing away in Northam waiting for the acts we see here tonight. The advantage though, is the
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