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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.
Dr Philip Tabane passes on, leaving malombo to the next generation
Dr Philip Tabane passes on, leaving malombo to the next generation
Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane, the inimitable guitarist, philosopher and conduit of malombo spirits passed away today at a Pretoria hospital.
A snapshot of Sam Nzima
A snapshot of Sam Nzima
I hardly remember the drive to Sam Nzima’s house in Lilydale, Bushbuckridge, in 2014, but I can recall a few things about the day itself. Nzima,...
KZN Heritage Ensemble: History gets a voice
KZN Heritage Ensemble: History gets a voice
‘Around 1985, when I was about six years old, we would herd cattle in the hills,” says vocalist and cultural researcher Mbuso Khoza. “I grew...
Steely resolve, unrelenting gaze
Steely resolve, unrelenting gaze
A huge, framed photographic collage dominates a wall in the lounge of Peter Magubane’s house. It looms large, to the right of the photographer,...
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
The road to eternal salvation is supposedly filled with pastors, tithes and fasting. It is much like the road from Johannesburg to Maputo, filled...
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Singer and composer Mbuso Khoza has a versatile and affecting voice that allows him to make strong contributions to any musical ensemble he...
The music of the outlaws
The music of the outlaws
For the past two or three years, writer and former Mail & Guardian reporter Percy Zvomuya has been tracking down the story of Zimdancehall, culminating in a recent longform piece, “None but ourselves”, published in Chimurenga Chronic....
Spat clouds molombo festival
Spat clouds molombo festival
These days it is hard to get a word out of master guitarist and band leader Philip Tabane, also known as Dr Malombo. It is perhaps deserved for a...
Great shots, but a bit off target
Great shots, but a bit off target
"The land” is a generous metaphor in South Africa. We have “the land” as tied to economic downturn and VAT increases. There is “the land”...
Mapping out the new Zim
Mapping out the new Zim
The invention of Zimbab-we is the theme of the new issue of the acclaimed culture magazine Chimurenga Chronic. Arising in part from the regime...
Belonging and the impulse to let go
Belonging and the impulse to let go
Not too long ago, I went to visit somebody in the northern KwaZulu-Natal town that housed my primary school. My travelling mate and I decided to...
Utopia rocked small-town US
Utopia rocked small-town US
Osho, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, only lived for 58 years. In that time, however, he and his thousands of devotees cut to the heart of...