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Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

    Jo'burg hills are alive with visions
    Jo'burg hills are alive with visions
    In the parking lot of the ­Sundome Casino in Johannesburg a ­Zimbabwean security guard started having visions that were to shake his life....
    Litfest 2013: Migration is a tale that knows no bounds
    Litfest 2013: Migration is a tale that knows no bounds
    'Look at them leaving in droves, the children of the land, just look at them leaving in droves. Those with nothing are crossing borders. Those...
    Moving art makes city's spine tingle
    Moving art makes city's spine tingle
    On an Alexandra pavement a man lay motionless, a pool of pink wax pouring from his head, eggs scattered around him. Children gathered around the...
    Not everyone sees the light
    Not everyone sees the light
    Guests at last week’s launch of Maboneng’s ambitious new downtown expansion project and exhibition braved a cool night and swayed to DJs...
    A history of violence and elusive hope
    A history of violence and elusive hope
    VIOLENCE IN A TIME OF LIBERATION: MURDER AND ETHNICITY AT A SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINE, 1994, by Donald L Donham with photographs by...
    Evicted Somali traders cry foul
    Evicted Somali traders cry foul
    Foreigners in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, allege that the local council is working hand in glove with local business people to shut down their...
    The structure of terror
    The structure of terror
    City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg by Martin J Murray (Wits University Press)
    Fragments of unity on Africa Day
    Fragments of unity on Africa Day
    "Afrique, Afrique, Afrique!" cried Tumi Molekane of Tumi and the Volume, ending an electric hip-hop set at the Africa Day celebrations in Newtown...
    Foreign traders are fair game
    Foreign traders are fair game
    The Freedom Park housing settlement on the outskirts of Eldorado Park has become the centre of xenophobic mobilisation in Gauteng.
    Minister of music mixing the sounds of the south
    Minister of music mixing the sounds of the south
    Gilberto Gil, one of Brazil's best-known musicians, landed on South African tarmac last week. He is part of a film project called Connecting...
    Humanitarian crisis close to home
    Humanitarian crisis close to home
    Life for migrants, both South African and foreign, in inner-city Johannesburg is precarious: potentially hundreds of buildings in the city, mostly...
    A landscape of leftovers
    A landscape of leftovers
    The border regions of southern Angola are the terrain of Jo Ractliffe's compelling yet difficult new exhibition of photographs and an accompanying...