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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.
International Jazz Extravaganza: memorable shows, haphazard production
International Jazz Extravaganza: memorable shows, haphazard production
International Jazz Extravaganza chief executive Sindile Xulu loves to differentiate between the terms “extravaganza” and “festival”. At a...
​At the heart of cultural appropriation
​At the heart of cultural appropriation
Last Sunday, at the egging on of my partner, we walked into the kind of space I would normally avoid. I’m over markets, especially those that...
Beyond the photograph
Beyond the photograph
From the images collected on her Tumblr page Chomma, one can tell how much friendships have been a catalysing force in Jody Brand’s trajectory as...
In search of Onkgopotse Tiro’s full story
In search of Onkgopotse Tiro’s full story
There is no comprehensive monograph on the life of student activist Onkgopotse Abram Tiro. Despite Tiro being one of the progenitors of the Black...
​A family that fought for equality
​A family that fought for equality
When I first meet up with the Naidoo-Pillay family at the Apartheid Museum in southern Johannesburg, panels are still being installed in a circular...
A portrait of strength
A portrait of strength
In the tradition of renaming the boroughs and neighbourhoods of New York City, Long Island was somehow rechristened Strong Island, from which this...
Makhathini’s prolific pianism
Makhathini’s prolific pianism
On a Sunday night a few days ago, I had the luck of turning on the radio as strains of Nduduzo Makhathini’s At Your Feet Oh Lord...
Real-life mother of the nation
Real-life mother of the nation
In many ways, it is fitting that it is Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda that acts as our chaperone into this powerful documentary on struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life. Both women have lived their lives in the shadow of towering figures and yet their...
In whose shadow will my boy be grown?
In whose shadow will my boy be grown?
Like most of us, I have been institutionalised, one way or the other, for most of my life. In my first year of Catholic boarding school (in...
Damian Marley's Joburg show is the best taster for Zakifo
Damian Marley's Joburg show is the best taster for Zakifo
Before Damian Marley, the last dancehall artist I had seen perform live was Assassin.
Fantasy Lagos brought to book
Fantasy Lagos brought to book
EASY MOTION TOURIST by Leye Adenle (Cassava Republic)
Ontdekkers without whitewash
Ontdekkers without whitewash
JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER:The Street by Paul McNally