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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.
BLK JKS find life after robots
BLK JKS find life after robots
The cover artwork of the BLK JKS debut full-length recording (released in 2009) features an Andrew Dosunmu image of a Mosotho shepherd, his...
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
On September 5, I was confronted with a bizarre but poignant example of how the social atmosphere of the country can have a direct impact on...
A requiem for the world’s dead
A requiem for the world’s dead
‘When I first read Ways of Dying, I was fascinated by the unconventional character that is Toloki and the kind of career that he has...
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
In the astounding anthology that is Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia, the poem No Easter Sunday For Queers stands out as the...
Almighty talent of Mandisi Dyantyis
Almighty talent of Mandisi Dyantyis
In an online video titled Mandisi Dyantyis Somandla, the artist — clad in a rugby jersey with his trumpet cradled in one hand — gives...
Nights of the Creaking Bed offers a panoramic view of Lagos
Nights of the Creaking Bed offers a panoramic view of Lagos
A close friend recently related a story of how a cousin, four years his senior, “molested” him repeatedly as a child. The quotation marks on...
“The earth is full of heavenly bodies everywhere”
“The earth is full of heavenly bodies everywhere”
Skies are rarely the dominant feature in Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here...
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
In a performance and political career that spanned more than six decades, Ndikho Xaba’s effect is perhaps best measured by the force of his ideas...
Nans’ indaba my children: In Africa with Avi and Kumbi
Nans’ indaba my children: In Africa with Avi and Kumbi
‘Initially, it was gonna be just trivia. Like, ‘What is the highest mountain?’ Volcanoes, you know, just fun,” says historian and educationist Nomalanga Mkhize about the evolution of a new children’s book, In Africa with Avi and Kumbi, published through the imprint Phaphamani...
Rāms’s feet touch the ground and sky
Rāms’s feet touch the ground and sky
A significant portion of the upward trajectory of Rāms’s career has to do with his intuition. The Johannesburg-based rapper has a sixth sense...
The organised chaos of Sun-Xa
The organised chaos of Sun-Xa
The momentum around the seven-piece Soweto-based outfit is hard to ignore. Initially a slow-building force that coalesced around the beats that...
Vlismas peeks through death’s door with The End
Vlismas peeks through death’s door with The End
On my solo night out to watch comedian John Vlismas performing an early rendition of his new show The End, I sat right at the back of the...