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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.
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Few things have been as spectacular and at the same time as painstakingly slow as the apparent comeuppance of sexual abuse accused R&B maestro R...
Life imitates art for Babes Wodumo
Life imitates art for Babes Wodumo
It is uncanny how, long before Babes Wodumo’s assault at the hands of boyfriend Mampintsha became a national conversation, her 2016 hit Wololo provided clues about the milieu out of which she rose and by which, in many respects, she continues to be hemmed in....
Blick Bassy seeks the future from 1958
Blick Bassy seeks the future from 1958
"What helped to make us famous in Cameroon was that we were very young but we had decided to sing in our mother tongues,” says musician Blick...
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
There is an insistent physicality that drives Asia McDonald's performance in The Same Pain. The one-woman play, which hurtles through...
JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
Sometime in 2018, Johannesburg Art Gallery chief curator Khwezi Gule was poring over the gallery’s collection and its attendant archive with the...
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...