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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.
KwaNtu braves verkrampt Utrecht
KwaNtu braves verkrampt Utrecht
Voor Street, the main drag through the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Utrecht, is the only street in the town with a new tar job. The rest of the...
Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century
Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century
In 1965, Malombo were the toast of the black world and they knew it. A teenage guitarist, with hardly a guitar to his name at that stage, knew it...
Mamelodi’s spirit lives on in music
Mamelodi’s spirit lives on in music
‘When the apartheid government moved people here,” says musician and activist Azah, “I don't think they knew they were putting people in the...
Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Growing up in Sophiatown and later in Western Native Township in the 1940s and 1950s, artist Monty Mahobe was kind of cajoled into drawing by his...
The people versus the captured police
The people versus the captured police
Not even the promise of uninterrupted electricity could guarantee crime-free partying for the more than 60 00 Beyoncé fans who braved hours to...
DJ Lag: The gqom whisperer comes home
DJ Lag: The gqom whisperer comes home
“I was just trying to create something that sounded like hip-hop, but on a house tempo” is how DJ Lag tried to articulate his sound on our...
Drivers unhappy with Taxify’s rapid growth
Drivers unhappy with Taxify’s rapid growth
Taxify’s expansion to four Garden Route towns comes at a time when taxi drivers in e-hailing-saturated cities such as Johannesburg say the...
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
The letter. The note. The dispatch. An important leitmotif of our history. Writing as an act of generosity. The song as a reminder, a quickener, an...
Queen of the beat just gets louder and louder
Queen of the beat just gets louder and louder
Party-starter, infamous (former) Kalawa “chikita” and gqom loudhailer Busiswa is nothing if not armoured in confidence. Pick damn near any beat...
‘Sankomota’ ode explores a cultural treasure
‘Sankomota’ ode explores a cultural treasure
Phehello J Mofokeng’s book, Sankomota: An Ode in One Album, might be about a recording that took place in Lesotho more than 35 years...
Mash comes alive on stage
Mash comes alive on stage
When pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane’s fusionist debut Amanz’Olwandle landed in 2016, he says the jazz police called him out for...
Apartheid assassin   was sane
Apartheid assassin   was sane
Harris Dousemetzis didn’t know about prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd’s assassin Dimitri Tsafendas, but he was aware of apartheid from a young...