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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.
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
A beautiful feminist mind divorced from self-indulgence
In a section titled Departures at the back of her new book of autobiographical essays, Pumla Dineo Gqola, a professor at Wits University’s...
Dangor’s fruit is still bitter
Dangor’s fruit is still bitter
‘What turned these apartheid police into killers?” asks author Achmat Dangor. He is in his lounge in the Johannesburg suburb of Parkview...
Artist Ayana V Jackson explores the vulnerability and strength of black women
Artist Ayana V Jackson explores the vulnerability and strength of black women
In a painting-like image titled Tignon, New Jersey-born artist Ayana V Jackson sits almost at a right angle to the camera. She is dressed...
4:44: Too little, too late or right on time?
4:44: Too little, too late or right on time?
Is 4:44 opportunistic black nationalist music or is it JAY-Z’s messianic return? Van-Go and Kwanele Sosibo slug it out over the album’s...
Still lives with past lives
Still lives with past lives
Dillon Marsh’s photographs are devoid of humans, yet the presence of humans is palpable in each frame.
Truth dulls Marikana musical
Truth dulls Marikana musical
Marikana — The Musical is a decent production, but that is beside the point. What keeps the show prosaic, denying it the...
Into the abyss of bureaucracy
Into the abyss of bureaucracy
As audiences filed into the Rhodes University Theatre on July 3 for the first of three performances of Sabela, a dance piece by 2017...
May the sun never set on Ray
May the sun never set on Ray
One Sunday evening at Johannesburg’s Downtown Studios, I came across a gleaming plaque celebrating the double platinum status of Stimela’s 1986...
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
There is less of a vibe,” was a phrase heard so much it may as well have been the National Arts Festival’s tagline. Punters and performers...
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
In the one-hander Black, Ameera Patel squeezes centuries of history into what feels like an epic condensed into about an hour of stage time. Adapted...
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year’s theme...
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year's theme of...