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The New Thing: Part II*

The pretence of cultural hubs in the “world class” metropolis of Johannesburg and its sibling Pretoria belies revolutionary models for live performance that are at a remove from the path of “gentrification’s death march” and benevolent corporate sponsorship. Kwanele Sosibo knows and goes where boundaries are broken and new tings flourish. One can only enter […]

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Beneath the Underdog

Fighter, soldier, poet, arguably the PR-unit and embodiment of the Economic Freedom Fighters – he is the current holder of the People’s Poet Chair of South African politics. Kwanele Sosibo meets the Bigg Dogg. In the track “Asijiki Remix”, Bigg Dogg, the Mzwakhe Mbuli of our time, runs through a breathless castigation of the Gupta […]

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Will the Centre Hold?

In South Africa’s platinum belt, life and politics are as hard-scrabble as the earth on which they are contested: natural resources and poverty are plentiful, and support for the ruling ANC is in short supply following the brutal events at Marikana. Kwanele Sosibo travels through the launch of the Economic Freedom Fighters and confronts the […]

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The Warm Up

The xenophobic violence sweeping many communities in the past weeks is not a sudden phenomena. Victims and an alleged instigator date the origins of this wave to March, in a township of Pretoria, writes Kwanele Sosibo.   18 March, Atteridgeville Do you know about what is happening in Rosslyn? I can tell you now that […]

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