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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.
Mash comes alive on stage
Mash comes alive on stage
When pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane’s fusionist debut Amanz’Olwandle landed in 2016, he says the jazz police called him out for...
Apartheid assassin   was sane
Apartheid assassin   was sane
Harris Dousemetzis didn’t know about prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd’s assassin Dimitri Tsafendas, but he was aware of apartheid from a young...
The markings of Zulu rap
The markings of Zulu rap
In the middle of Manelis’s album Aircuts, there is a snippet of deceased Durban emcee XO rapping a verse. He is transposed on to the proceedings...
Cultural songs go digital
Cultural songs go digital
Umagunqelindawo, a song in which a bride sings about her dissatisfaction with her marital home, is a tune that falls in the tradition of wedding...
HHP - the motswako legend who was one of a kind
HHP - the motswako legend who was one of a kind
Mo’Molemi, a reclusive contemporary of motswako phenomenon Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) once wrote about a meeting they had at his North West Bakang...
A nose for the flavours of love
A nose for the flavours of love
A friend of mine, twice divorced and currently polyamorous, once told me a story about how he met one of his current partners. The story is rather...
A class photo and an us that never was
A class photo and an us that never was
I can’t quite remember when the feeling hit, or who had initiated the first call. But those phone calls, often filled with pauses as we wavered...
VBS report is a reader’s dream
VBS report is a reader’s dream
Justice demands that someone who recommends decisions about the fate of others should do so with a certain amount of emotional distance. But, from...
Florine Demosthene's heroine rises from the ashes
Florine Demosthene's heroine rises from the ashes
Artist Florine Demosthene’s aesthetic has evolved, in part, from the restless nature of her practice. Over the past decade, the Haitian artist...
Lupe resurrects slave myth
Lupe resurrects slave myth
In some senses, it is easy to ­imagine Lupe Fiasco as a distant island in rap’s archipelago. Some believe his record label woes have dented not...
Gautrain literacy project derailed
Gautrain literacy project derailed
When the literacy campaign #GautrainReads was launched in September last year, its creator Kgauhelo Dube, a public relations specialist working...
Everything Must Fall casts an all-seeing eye on student protests
Everything Must Fall casts an all-seeing eye on student protests
Perhaps one of the more important aspects of Rehad Desai’s latest film, Everything Must Fall, is that it subscribes to chronology in...