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Gugulethu Mhlungu

Gugulethu Mhlungu

    Shange paid the price for her honesty
    Shange paid the price for her honesty
    There have been very clear moments when the loss of a famous person felt personal. This year, the deaths of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Hugh...
    Self-love in a time of sickness  is healing
    Self-love in a time of sickness  is healing
    There are so many stumbling blocks to self-love and as I’ve grown older they’ve become more complex.
    At 21, does Y tune into youth?
    At 21, does Y tune into youth?
    The significance of the 21st birthday has interesting roots. It goes back to Elizabethan times, when 21 was the age at which a man could become a...
    Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers
    Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers
    The Women’s March of 1956 is often framed as a singular moment of women’s resistance and participation in the politics of apartheid South...
    Why is male rage sacrosanct?
    Why is male rage sacrosanct?
    I have watched with interest how the trauma of men is treated, especially men who go on to traumatise others. Frankly I am disappointed, and...
    Winnie and the politics of memory
    Winnie and the politics of memory
    We fumbled clumsily in the days that followed her devastating death. We attempted to make work that was befitting of a global icon. Like the...
    The people vs the advertisers
    The people vs the advertisers
    Greg Maloka’s corner office in Rosebank offers panoramic views of Auckland Park, Northcliff and a sliver of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs....
    All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
    All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
    ‘I am happy, and I never describe myself that way,” Nakhane says. He’s in London where he has been completing his new album, from which the...