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by Malini Mohana / 24.10.2014 / What happens when you live in a world where ideas appear only as powerful as the people who endorse them? Welcome to the 21st century of the Celebrity Ambassador. Lest we forget that “You can kill a man; but you can’t kill an idea.” Or so the saying goes…
by Samora Chapman / 23.10.2014 / Durban is a truly African city. It’s hot. It throbs. It smells like it’s alive. I seldom walk it these days, but walking is really the only way to experience it. The hum of the informal economy is ubiquitous – mielies are cooked hot right on the street-corner, bootlegged dvds flicker on cheap TVs, traditional music seeps out of the alleys… it’s a beautiful mess.
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.
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CITY OF VIOLENCE

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
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JUST CALL ME ZU

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
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Dookoom Furore

by Rob Cockcroft / 16.10.2014
We talk to Dookoom about the furore surrounding their song 'Larney Jou Poes', a revolutionary anthem that calls for farm workers to revolt against exploitation. "The whole world must fucking
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SOFTWARE EATS WORLD

by Francois Badenhorst / Images by Swishyboy / 15.10.2014
We live in a world where babies use iPads and almost everyone in the world is famous (on Facebook). The technological convenience afforded by software has been bittersweet for me
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WHAT’S IN A ROOM?

by Jon Monsoon / 14.10.2014
These days, the multi-day outdoor music festival is akin to a shopping mall experience with bands and DJs, where the only thing louder than the ‘electro stage’ is the brand
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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
Somewhere between childhood nostalgia, blues music and rum, lies a festival near Lothair. Here, old souls and floating faces drift in a stream of tie-dye and feathers along the reed
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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
For over a century this immortal character has fascinated the word, living and undead alike. The tale has gone through so many cinematic incarnations since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first
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