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 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 take note of this problem. There’s a problem happening here and it’s being swept under the fucking mat, like everything in South Africa does,” – Isaac Mutant.
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 because my generation straddles the digital divide. There’s this before, almost a past life, that I can remember really well. And it’s all either gone or going; consigned to the annals of memory by accelerating change.
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
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.”
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
Bambaloooo / 12.10.2014 Last Sunday, grassland at dusk, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, 5:30pm
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
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
Jacques Smit / 09.10.2014 “As a woman, I have a very important role in society to empower other women that don’t have as much power as I do,” says Lize as she takes some
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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