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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.
Imisebe’s Shembe legacy unsure
Imisebe’s Shembe legacy unsure
Perhaps the greatest irony about the recently deceased Nazareth Baptist Church leader, Inkosi Vela Shembe, is that it was only in death that the...
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
To call it a wave or anything similarly short-lived is to undermine it. Watching the Gqom Wave documentary, a seeming accompaniment to DJ...
Vela Shembe: A kingship spent in the courts
Vela Shembe: A kingship spent in the courts
On a sweltering Sunday morning in Mthwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, with the national broadcaster’s microphone pointed at his face,...
Robby Collins: The Son of Carol gets personal
Robby Collins: The Son of Carol gets personal
The titles of Robby Collins’s one-man shows kind of tell you the story of his trajectory. You have 2013’s That Bushman’s Crazy, an...
Patriarchy is not just a black thing, FYI
Patriarchy is not just a black thing, FYI
In the documentary film The People vs Patriarchy, one would have hoped that the fast-paced introduction to the film was not a précis for...
Women’s struggle gets rare exposure
Women’s struggle gets rare exposure
Strike a Rock, a documentary about members of the Marikana-based Sikhala Sonke organisation, puts you fleetingly into the thick of the...
Print, publish, distribute
Print, publish, distribute
You may think of Lephephe Print Gatherings as a strategy for person-to-person distribution or perhaps as an event to recognise the place of print...
Conte finds a brand new swag
Conte finds a brand new swag
Italian guitarist, producer and DJ Nicola Conte works quite hard at pursuing his art on his own terms.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi is a giant of a man who falls short in his museum
Mangosuthu Buthelezi is a giant of a man who falls short in his museum
Mangosuthu Buthelezi, he of lanky, larger-than-life stature in person, looks dwarfish in the statue at the entrance of the Prince Mangosuthu Museum...
A mind map of the soul
A mind map of the soul
In his biography People Funny Boy, reggae producer and artist Lee Perry responds to questions about the origin of the song I Am a...
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
November 3 is an important date for singer and activist Simphiwe Dana. It is a day when she gets to focus on the first iteration of her public...
Nirox Words Fest needs curating
Nirox Words Fest needs curating
When it comes to festivals, I am generally a gluttonous human being, making elaborate maps of just how many sessions I can cram in, only to find...