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Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya is the Mail & Guardian's arts and features reporter. He writes stories mostly about the arts and, occasionally, football.
Gogo gaga over tweaching
Gogo gaga over tweaching
Elizabeth Henning is hooked on Finland and believes it can teach us a great deal about education.
Shanty towns: The new urban aesthetic
Shanty towns: The new urban aesthetic
The continent's cities are built very differently to those in Europe, and a new book dedicates ?itself to these singular settlements.
Nomboniso Gasa: Long and short of the gender issue
Nomboniso Gasa: Long and short of the gender issue
Tired of producing endless tomes, the renowned activist has taken her views to Twitter instead.
Sharp turns on an angry road
Sharp turns on an angry road
The poet Makhafula Vilakazi lays bare and rejects ­ the sorry conditions that govern life on the margins.
Tumi Mogorosi talks drums
Tumi Mogorosi talks drums
Tumi Mogorosi's visionary debut album celebrates the centrality of percussion in African spirituality.
Beyond the king's harem
Beyond the king's harem
An incomplete history of Swaziland gives the royal court too much credit for its own decline.
Davids is turning back on black
Davids is turning back on black
A notable debut novel - "The Blacks of Cape Town" - ?explores how complex ?issues of race colour South Africa's past, ?present and future.
Africans face new peril on the seas
Africans face new peril on the seas
While the continent's leaders fight to protect the elite, their people are fleeing – and dying, writes Percy Zvomuya.
The lure of past riches
The lure of past riches
The links of illegal mining with Jo'burg's ?heyday provide a rich seam for photography.
Chirping classes: Fighting for freedom in Mokoena's blood
Chirping classes: Fighting for freedom in Mokoena's blood
Fana Mokoena's decision to join the EFF has not been an act, but a true reflection of his political nature.
The elusive rationale behind the Mo Ibrahim prize
The elusive rationale behind the Mo Ibrahim prize
The annual prize for excellence in African leadership is more famous for who hasn't won it than who has.