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22.10.2014 / Multi-talented artist Lazi ‘Greiispaces’ Mathebula has been announced the guest designer for STR.CRD 2014, the festival of African urban street culture. His work is inspired by South African township life and is vibrant, fragmented, and vividly colourful…
by Sean O'Toole / Images by Jonx Pillimer / 21.10.2014 / What do you do when you’re on the sunset side of 35 and still fancy checking out live music? One option is to grow a hipster beard, put on your pirate shirt and brave the ‘What’s daddy doing out?’ stares in the queue on Harrington Street outside The Assembly. Another is to check out Littlegig…
by Paul Blom / 20.10.2014 / Paul Blom interviews Jérôme Salle, the French director of City of Violence / Zulu, a cop thriller set in Cape Town that has had many local critics seething at it’s untactful treatment of local issues of violence, crime and the struggle for post-apartheid unity.
by Kavish Chetty / 17.10.2014 / The logic goes like this: if Cape Town is politically restless and prone to bloody outburst, then we have the perfect excuse to stage a whole carnival of gunfights and mutilations in our film, and it’s all justified by the fact that this is Africa, where this kind of shit is an everyday event. City of Violence is just another miserable neo-colonial misadventure waged in the name of arrogance and capital.
by Tseliso Monaheng / 16.10.2014 / Zu, the funky lady from Zuko Collective, knows the city well. She’s lived in it, she practices her art in it, and when her hands feel itchy and she needs material to use on her range of backpacks, she hits the city streets running, hunting for fabric…
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by Francois Badenhorst / Images by Swishyboy / 15.10.2014
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WHAT’S IN A ROOM?

by Jon Monsoon / 14.10.2014
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BIKO DOGMA

by Xoliswa Ben-Mazwi / Images by Samora Chapman / 14.10.2014
“Blacks cannot be racist. Racism is aimed at the black body. Our retaliation to racism should not be mistaken as racism. Women organising against patriarchy cannot be seen as sexism.”
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THE HARMONICA HUMS

by Jesse David / Images by Chris Preyser / 13.10.2014
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LAST SUNDAY

Images by Bambaloooo / 12.10.2014
Last Sunday, grassland at dusk, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, 5:30pm
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CROCODILE FINGERS | THE LAST NUB

by Alastair Laird / 11.10.2014
The Last Nub is back to reduce South African politics to the bizarre circus it really is. Featuring the humiliation of the Dalai Lama, a tearful Tutu and the execution
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DRACULA UNTOLD

by Paul Blom / 10.10.2014
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LIZE THE SUNBEAM

by Jacques Smit / 09.10.2014
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FEAR AND LOATHING ON AN INDIE FILM SET

by Charles Harry Mackenzie / 09.10.2014
South African youth are dazed and disillusioned. Our history prior to democracy is well documented yet our future lies before us as a blank and shapeless blob. Is there a
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