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Percy Mabandu

Percy Mabandu

    ​Two albums and a resistance
    ​Two albums and a resistance
    The year 2016 seems to be slouching to some kind of morbid end. Commentators with a claim to progressive persuasions everywhere are making...
    Henri Matisse: Clawing at glory and Jazz
    Henri Matisse: Clawing at glory and Jazz
    The exhibition Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, which has opened in Jo’burg, gives us an idea of the ageing master’s last grand...
    This land is built on sex and power
    This land is built on sex and power
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    Testing times for Aids counsellors on campus
    Testing times for Aids counsellors on campus
    As the year gets off to a steady start, Delta Tladi, an HIV/Aids counsellor at the Tshwane University of Technology, is preparing for a busy time....
    A Zimbol of free sound
    A Zimbol of free sound
    As he perches next to me for a chat, Zim Ngqawana's existential troubles are made apparent. Having just turned 50, the jazz man speaks like someone...
    Maxed out! Welcome to the age of greed and speed
    Maxed out! Welcome to the age of greed and speed
    Charles Mackay once noted that all bubbles are public delusions. But of all the delusions this decade brought us -- and there were so many -- bling...
    On the sunny side
    On the sunny side
    'I go into the musical space with great respect because it comes from that spiritual and mystical realm," says an introspective Neo Muyanga, one...
    Mr Tough Guy
    Mr Tough Guy
    To his fans he's still a figure of folklore with many tattoos, bony fists and a stout enough heart to pull South African boxing out of the...
    SA boxing rules need revision
    SA boxing rules need revision
    If you are a local boxer your life might well depend on the interpretation of one word. The slippery word is "may" and it appears in the rules that...
    More than just fisticuffs
    More than just fisticuffs
    "You must remember no boxer comes from Houghton," says the chubby figure hunched beside me. We're at glitzy Emperors Palace in Kempton Park for the...
    Building a nation
    Building a nation
    Finalist -- Non-profit Organisations Award: Early Learning Resource Unit
    Like a bookworm on a hook
    Like a bookworm on a hook
    Winner -- Non-profit Organisations Award: Project Literacy