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Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the Mail & Guardian's internship programme and later worked as a reporter at the paper between 2006 and 2008, before working as a researcher. He was the inaugural Eugene Saldanha Fellow in 2011.
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
Ahead of a speaking tour of South Africa, cultural critic Greg Tate talks about #BlackLivesMatter and the burgeoning Afropunk aesthetic.
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
Family dynasties of musical legends allow us to vicariously indulge our nostalgia – but, surely, there’s a purpose beyond that.
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
Although it still faces obstacles, readers, writers and publishers alike are enjoying the concise writing style
Shabaka and the Ancestors' music pays homage to the past, whilst looking ahead
Shabaka and the Ancestors' music pays homage to the past, whilst looking ahead
From Change of the Guard, to Tune Recreation Committee and tales of great grandparents, Shabaka and the Ancestors are Janus-like in their approach.
The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
Heralded as one of the most influential jazz artists South Africa has ever birthed, the musician’s legacy is celebrated at a memorial.
Isabella Motadinyane, the little-documented but beautifully jaded Botsotso Jester
Isabella Motadinyane, the little-documented but beautifully jaded Botsotso Jester
Restless subjects, abstract constructions and potent words underpin the writer and her short life
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
Some artists are taking the rap for nailing their political colours to the mast while steering clear of negative 'political repercussions'
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
After years of hiding and seeking, the former BLK JKS frontman has again reappeared armed with a fresh approach to his work.
The Con-struction Cartel's slow, quiet journalism exposes corporate carelessness
The Con-struction Cartel's slow, quiet journalism exposes corporate carelessness
The exhibition uses a new lens to frame Durban’s South Basin, which is polluted by industry.
Memory's memories regress and her story parallels Zimbabwe's unravelling
Memory's memories regress and her story parallels Zimbabwe's unravelling
Shifting between different worlds and characters, the novel looks at the country’s concerns through the eyes of its protagonist, Memory.
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
The director-writer duo of John Kani and Zakes Mda taps into a relevant South Africa topic, but could do more to deepen the conversation.