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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.
Zwelethu Mthethwa: What happens to an artist's work after they commit murder?
Zwelethu Mthethwa: What happens to an artist's work after they commit murder?
If the upheaval that followed last year’s inclusion of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work in the Our Lady exhibition at Iziko South...
Joe Mafela: A giant of a man
Joe Mafela: A giant of a man
In ’Sgudi ’Snaysi, the handle by which S’dumo often went was imbungulu (parasite), bestowed on him by his archnemesis, the fahfee-playing Louisa....
Shaka epic born anew, in isiZulu
Shaka epic born anew, in isiZulu
One of the principal functions of uNodumehlezi ka Menzi, the late Professor Mazisi Kunene’s original isiZulu manuscript for his widely...
​Activists ramp up Herero and Nama reparation demands on film
​Activists ramp up Herero and Nama reparation demands on film
It was the most innocent of questions that twinned the destiny of South African filmmaker Vincent Moloi with that of a Namibian people’s struggle...
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
In the public imagination, the memory of Sharpeville is frozen on March 21 1960, the day 69 people were shot and killed by the police during an...
The shebeens of suburbia
The shebeens of suburbia
‘The white people here don’t really want to see three or four black people in or close to their yards,” says Senzo, lying back in an open...
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
Time of the Writer makes a U-turn
On its 20th anniversary, this year’s Time of the Writer Festival is retreating back to Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after last year’s evening functions took place in Durban’s townships....
Soweto wine festival opts for an upbeat mood in sober times
Soweto wine festival opts for an upbeat mood in sober times
In 2015, the Soweto Wine Festival moved from the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus to Walter Sisulu Square near Kliptown. Wine writer and...
All that is solid turns to currency
All that is solid turns to currency
"Yes, I heard of it, like everybody else. Whether there is such a plan or not, I don’t know. All I can say is I hope the rumour is unfounded. My...
Mashonisas and the middle class
Mashonisas and the middle class
In 2003, Sebastian Mvundla* lost his job as a security guard at a black-owned advertising company in Sandton. The developers were expanding the...
Gusheshes are more coveted but Botsotsos rule the tar
Gusheshes are more coveted but Botsotsos rule the tar
Q: What is “to spin”?
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
The scale of Let Me Begin Again, which is the second edition of South-South, a Goodman Gallery Cape Town instalment of exhibitions focusing on the Global South, floods the senses....