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Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the Mail & Guardian's internship programme and later worked as a reporter at the paper between 2006 and 2008, before working as a researcher. He was the inaugural Eugene Saldanha Fellow in 2011.
A soundtrack with its eye on the score
A soundtrack with its eye on the score
Coming of age in the 1990s, an age when Hollywood and hip-hop were newly locked in holy matrimony, a fair share of our music listening was made up...
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
The appropriation of visual artist Lina Iris Viktor’s work in the video to Black Panther soundtrack song 'All The Stars' has become an...
The fight against the extinction of fiction
The fight against the extinction of fiction
What is the model of Storied?
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Musangwe, a bare-knuckle form of fist fighting that has been practised in parts of Limpopo since the 19th century, is barely understood by the...
From perfect stranger to brother
From perfect stranger to brother
Coming to South Africa
When we speak of London
When we speak of London
London town is an almost mythical city. Full of colliding worlds. Diasporic to the core. Ancestry in progress, to borrow shamelessly from Marie...
H&M debacle: My enemy’s enemy is a fighter
H&M debacle: My enemy’s enemy is a fighter
A black woman, probably a shopper, traipsing around the aisles with a handbag slung over her shoulder. A throng of white people, feeling trapped...
A poet laureate, a servant of the people
A poet laureate, a servant of the people
In 2005, after shopping the idea around for a decade, the Write Associates got government support to institutionalise the office of the poet...
Rainbowism is in a sunken place
Rainbowism is in a sunken place
Judging by the frequent outbursts of right-wing solidarity campaigns, last year should have been the last nail in the coffin of rainbowism in South...
Going back isn’t going home
Going back isn’t going home
More than material, the cost of going home is emotional. If you, as in my case, left your hometown, as Hendrix would have (with the thought of...
Shifting landscape of Durban’s hills
Shifting landscape of Durban’s hills
In Durban, the rapid expansion of the city’s roads creates many invisible boundaries. The large, newly completed flyovers and highways rebrand...
Chasing the Trane inside our souls
Chasing the Trane inside our souls
In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, directed and written by John Scheinfeld, there are parts where you begin to feel...