Bongani Madondo

Seer with the devil’s voice now hangs out with angels

Leonard Cohen’s songs evoked the mystical incantations of Bongani Madondo’s youth, but also voodooed music and poetry into a profound creative ritual.

​Shared memories reunite Africa and the Americas on black magic spiritual flights

'If you believe Mutwa is given to buck-wild conspiracies I have an antibiotic fer ya in four words: Dr Ivan van Sertima.'

​From shaman to star man: Bongani Madondo has an audience with Sanusi Credo Mutwa

Bongani Madondo takes a trip across the Kalahari to meet the man and peek into his futuristic past.

Year 2015: The Naafians have landed. Flee or fight?

Bongani Madondo on the fictional Naafians's dark nights - in the shadow of a sacred mountain in the southwestern district of the Z'aniaa Republic.

Class edition: Once we were ‘The Madondos’ – the special ones

Writer Bongani Madondo relates how books have eased the psychic pain of his class-conscious family.

Apartheid: Defiance was a dapper struggle, too

Bongani Madondo searches for elegance in a vast exhibition of photographic material documenting life in apartheid South Africa.

Enwezor turns a wanderer’s eye to the bureaucracy of everyday apartheid

Okwui Enwezor: More about the man behind the 'Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life'

Bonfire of the vanities: Divorce, death and designer dresses

Bongani Madondo puts on his voyeuristic shades to see how 2013 went tabloid.

The curious case of Enoch Mgijima

A century after the founding of the Church of God and Saints of Christ Bongani Madondo treks to 'New Jerusalem' to make sense of its revered prophet.

Jub Jub: The life and trial of a South African child star

The story of Molemo Maarohanye is about far more than a celebrity gone bad. Bongani Madondo tracks the breathtaking rise of the new money culture.

Slikour on keeping it unreal

The rapper behind 'Blackz Are Fools' won't apologise for the title, throws around Malema metaphors and says Indians and Jews will rip outsiders off.

Bitch, please: I’m a hustler

Khanyi Mbau has released her biography and stars in a make-or-break musical revue. Bongani Madondo traces her roots to Jo'burg's founding fathers.

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