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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.
Freeing friends from the grip of male bondage
Freeing friends from the grip of male bondage
From its history as the salve to nihilistic gang wars in the Bronx to its evolution as a multipronged form of expression centred on teamwork,...
Khwezi’s tragedy is our disgrace
Khwezi’s tragedy is our disgrace
‘I had to fight back. I had never fought for myself. If I don’t fight back, this would keep happening to me. Even when it was clear that I...
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Despite not appearing in them, Kgomotso Neto Tleane’s photographs are a form of self-portraiture. By trusting his self-taught eye, Tleane has...
Need Rockabilly Juice and ramen burgers? Check out Jerry’s
Need Rockabilly Juice and ramen burgers? Check out Jerry’s
Although I wouldn’t equate my general disposition with the title of Earl Sweatshirt’s last full-length album (I Don’t Like Shit, I...
King Kong confined to history
King Kong confined to history
What gets lost in the passage of time? Eventually … everything.
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
I was not prepared to meet Mame-Diarra Niang. Prior to landing at her studio residency on the upper gallery of the Stevenson gallery, I had only...
Drawing life from a living: Cartoonist Mogorosi Motshumi’s 360 Degrees Trilogy
Drawing life from a living: Cartoonist Mogorosi Motshumi’s 360 Degrees Trilogy
The abiding image of cartoonist Mogorosi Motshumi is that he is softly spoken and somewhat self-effacing. The frames of the artist’s graphic...
Shepherd makes famo his own
Shepherd makes famo his own
There is an ease and a stealth with which Morena Leraba moves through different contexts — all, it seems, in the service of creating a sound....
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...
Biko book takes a few liberties
Biko book takes a few liberties
BIKO’S GHOST: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS by Shannen L Hill (University of Minnesota Press)
Through the looking glass
Through the looking glass
‘In the news, people are portrayed in one particular way,” says photographer and 2015 Ernest Cole award-winner Masixole Feni. “If it is not...
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
The only Letta Mbulu album I own in tangible form is her 1973 opus, Naturally. In its cover image, Mbulu, in profile and almost in...