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Nobhongo Gxolo

Nobhongo Gxolo

    Celebrating Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Inside mam' Winnie's birthday concert
    Celebrating Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Inside mam' Winnie's birthday concert
    There is something transcendent about singing in communion. Different pitches in unison. In harmony. Voices tease, hide, come out and play. In a...
    Open Book Festival: Thinkers and writers talk black feminism, queer politics and TRC
    Open Book Festival: Thinkers and writers talk black feminism, queer politics and TRC
    I have a love affair with reading that exceeds two decades. When I was younger, I spent more time immersed in books than I did scraping my knees on...
    ​Third Culture Experiment’s tripe and ginger beer debuts at SA's street food festival
    ​Third Culture Experiment’s tripe and ginger beer debuts at SA's street food festival
    It was in 2014 when Hlumela Matika, co-founder of Third Culture Experiment, which was then only a few weeks old, suggested that we head to a new...
    The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
    The history of Van Riebeek's slave Krotoa unearthed from the masters' view
    Just over a decade ago the movie The Skeleton Key came out. There was a haunted house, malicious ghosts, and a line that stuck: “But I...
    ​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
    ​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
    “Perhaps we do not fear the scrutiny of daylight enough. I walk because of them (the politicians) and all the ugliness they have left us. But the...
    Cooking up a Third Culture Experiment
    Cooking up a Third Culture Experiment
    Two years ago I overheard a conversation between my mother and my sister, who’d studied home economics and can pull off delicious creations in...
    Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
    Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
    Abstract art is what it is not. It’s not always founded in linear logic. It misshapes reality. Rearranges it. Turns the tangible into something...
    That Art Fair: The new kid on the block
    That Art Fair: The new kid on the block
    The co-founders of the now defunct Bell-Roberts Gallery in Woodstock, husband-and-wife team Suzette and Brendon Bell-Roberts, started the quarterly...
    Return of the African superhero
    Return of the African superhero
    Moray Rhoda’s sigh is deep and drawn out. It foreshadows his response to being referenced in a previous interview in which he called South...
    Thandi Ntuli: An Offering you can’t refuse
    Thandi Ntuli: An Offering you can’t refuse
    Subscribe to the thinking that Malcolm Gladwell offers in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, and you’ll extrapolate that...
    How true sneakerheads get their kicks
    How true sneakerheads get their kicks
    Typically, the prologue begins with a child’s face pressed up against a store window, flanked by sticky fingers staining the glass that separates...
    The many layers of Nonkululeko Phiri
    The many layers of Nonkululeko Phiri
    Twenty-six years ago at 8am, maybe 8:08am, or perhaps it was more around 7am, Nonkululeko Phiri was born. More than two decades have since passed,...