by Mahala Scribes / 01.07.2015 / “I am a young black South African trying to understand my country and myself… The pictures I produce are a way of liberating myself and people around me.” Meet Sipho Mpongo – the first South African to be awarded the sought after Magnum Foundation “Human Rights” fellowship in NYC…
by Samora Chapman / 30.06.2015 / Planet Hollywood is the centre of the universe. Well, that’s what people here believe anyway. The funny thing is, just about everyone in the world has been here – not physically, but psychologically, via the silver screen. No matter who you are or where you live, there’s a good chance ‘God Hollywood’ has soothed your pain, made you cry tears of joy, made you ache with empathy, kept you company when you felt lonely, babysat your kids or won you a long sexy kiss…
by Morrel Shilenge / 29.06.2015 / Esther ‘Gogo’ Mahlangu is believed to be the most important Ndebele artist working today. From painting walls with feathers and twigs in Mabhoko Village to doing a paint job on a BMW for a New York gallery – Morrel Shilenge takes us on a journey through the 80 year old, pioneering artist’s career…
Robyn Perros / 25.06.2015 "My comb definitely symbolises black empowerment and staying true to your roots, and most importantly, yourself. I don't wear it as a fashion statement, I wear it as a display
Tumi Molekane / 24.06.2015 Tumi announces his new album, Return of the King, with great eloquence and sincerity, locating it in a social landscape where "we are starting to see the cracks."
Meghan Daniels / 18.06.2015 Foxywoods is a quirky music workshop in Salt River that restores old, broken guitars into playable works of art again. It is a place where blues can be found oozing
Robyn Perros / Images by Marcello Maffeis / 17.06.2015 Zulu blues legend Madala Kunene, Reunion island's Nathalie Natiembé and kasi-choir The Soil kicked off the opening night of the inaugural Zakifo Muzik Festival at the Durban City Hall –
Samora Chapman / 17.06.2015 A bad case of Zakifobia is what you should have if you missed out on the Saturday night goings on in Rivertown, Durban. Fear of missing out, not fear of
Mahala Scribes / 12.06.2015 A Red Bull Couch Session was held last night at Zakifo with 340ml Sound System, Veranda Panda, Sketchy Bongo and Aewon Wolf. Here's what went down...
Mahala Scribes / 12.06.2015 Mook Lion – graffiti writer, Durban street art pioneer and master fine artist – will be rocking steady at Zakifo on Saturday 13 June, adding some jungle style to the
Mahala Scribes / 11.06.2015 The boundlessly talented Skye T Steen literally burst onto the Durban art scene with so much swaggy style that kids were like, YO WTF! She's won Interpret Durban, she's won
Robyn Perros / 10.06.2015 Revealing Delon Moody aka 4givn – one of Durban's dopest graffiti writers – as the second artist doing a live canvas painting at Zakifo Muzik Festival on 13 June. The