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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.
All that is solid turns to currency
All that is solid turns to currency
"Yes, I heard of it, like everybody else. Whether there is such a plan or not, I don’t know. All I can say is I hope the rumour is unfounded. My...
Mashonisas and the middle class
Mashonisas and the middle class
In 2003, Sebastian Mvundla* lost his job as a security guard at a black-owned advertising company in Sandton. The developers were expanding the...
Gusheshes are more coveted but Botsotsos rule the tar
Gusheshes are more coveted but Botsotsos rule the tar
Q: What is “to spin”?
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
The scale of Let Me Begin Again, which is the second edition of South-South, a Goodman Gallery Cape Town instalment of exhibitions focusing on the Global South, floods the senses....
From a distance: Robin Rhode reimagines the normal
From a distance: Robin Rhode reimagines the normal
In a ...
Is ‘Fuck White People’ fucking itself?
Is ‘Fuck White People’ fucking itself?
Through consideration of Dean Hutton’s Fuck White People exhibition, I’ve happened on the thought that the reason the work engenders...
Creative nonfiction's firm legs in Africa
Creative nonfiction's firm legs in Africa
SAFE HOUSE: EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVE NONFICTION edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Dundurn Toronto)
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
Eric Lau confesses a little secret — he would like to meet and work with pianist Afrika Mkhize. Lau, an electronic music producer based in London, encountered the pianist some years ago when he...
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
I had pinky-sworn I’d never go to Kitcheners again. My reasons were not quite political. I just felt I had indulged it enough as a consumer. Last...
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
In the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal and in its urban crevices, believers on either side of the Nazareth Baptist Church will say one thing in...
​Teju Cole essays a bid to break free of genre
​Teju Cole essays a bid to break free of genre
I recently listened to a video in which American singer-songwriter Richie Havens recalls the aftermath of the inauguration of Barack Obama as...
History as a woman’s work
History as a woman’s work
"I am a woman who uses her voice. That I have laryngitis right now is hilarious to me," says artist Carrie Mae Weems. By “voice,” Weems is...