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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.
​The puppet guy reinvents Chester
​The puppet guy reinvents Chester
A lot has happened in puppeteer ventriloquist Conrad Koch’s life since he took on Steve Hofmeyr in a court case that saw the singer lose...
Ancestors and strong women steer Helen Sebidi's art
Ancestors and strong women steer Helen Sebidi's art
"Culturally, when you would be given a name, you’d be given the name of a hardworking person in the hopes that you would contribute to the society...
​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
Around the time of the collapse of TB Joshua’s hostel in Lagos, an event in which a supposed life restorer cheaply turned the death of more than...
A history of violence - Lerato Shadi's work asks: Are we really a 'post' colony?
A history of violence - Lerato Shadi's work asks: Are we really a 'post' colony?
There are moments of extreme discomfort that come with watching performance artist Lerato Shadi’s ...
Journey from 'Flyboy in the Buttermilk' to 'Flyboy 2' reveals a more humble man
Journey from 'Flyboy in the Buttermilk' to 'Flyboy 2' reveals a more humble man
Writer, musician and producer Greg Tate’s studious prose and inspired hollers can leave one regenerated but also a little deflated.
​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
Well I hate it when the blood starts flowin’But I’m glad to see resistance growin’— Johannesburg, Gil Scott-Heron...
​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
In an article headlined “Great dynasties of the world”, Guardian columnist Ian Sansom wrote that in the case of family business...
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
If one traces the career of South Africa’s most recent Caine prizewinner, it becomes easy to account for the impression that the craft of...
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
He wena MzwandileNguwe olidlozi lekhaya lamiWasiqinisa thina bo ebuhlungwiniNgiyabonga Mzwandile
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
For the revered South African musical spiritualist and icon, Bheki Mseleku, an event as modest as an unveiling and tribute concert could only be...
Isabella Motadinyane, the little-documented but beautifully jaded Botsotso Jester
Isabella Motadinyane, the little-documented but beautifully jaded Botsotso Jester
Isabella Motadinyane was a Botsotso Jester. She named them, through a line in her poem One Leg In.
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat
In a recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, a nationally syndicated American radio show, South African rapper AKA told host Sway Calloway that...