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Dinika Govender

Dinika Govender

    ‘On Photography’ revisited
    ‘On Photography’ revisited
    In his song Emotionless, Drake says: “I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome/ Then she finally got to Rome/ And all she did was...
    On companies and scandal
    On companies and scandal
    Is it me, or are we facing a national integrity crisis? KPMG SA, Steinhoff, Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken, state capture, #TotalShutDown. Dare I...
    Coolie Woman and me
    Coolie Woman and me
    Sugarcane has always been a part of my story. Fruit, vegetables and a few hundred gods, too.
    ​Walking among unicorns
    ​Walking among unicorns
    The City of San Francisco is not big. It is roughly 12km long, and the same wide. Data from the 2016 census tells us that it is home to about...
    A lens on a portfolio review
    A lens on a portfolio review
    ‘Whoa.” It is an exhalation collectively released by photographers Reatile Moalusi, Kgomotso Neto Tleane as they enter the New Museum on New...
    When tapas tap your wallet dry
    When tapas tap your wallet dry
    On a recent trip to Cape Town, a friend and fellow food lover called to invite me to explore a newish Indian restaurant in town.
    SA’s heartiest holes in the wall
    SA’s heartiest holes in the wall
    There are two instructive proverbs among my (Indian South African) people about eating out: “Do not pay restaurant prices to eat what you or your...
    When pudding is no trifling matter
    When pudding is no trifling matter
    My first memory of trifle pudding is one of an eat-and-run mission. It was during the height of Visiting Season — the “Festive Season” to...
    Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
    Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
    During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
    Love as a bridge to art of the past
    Love as a bridge to art of the past
    Bondage. Perversion. Recognition. Retreat. These are among the forms in which love greets us as we enter the Johannesburg Art Gallery. We are here...