Milisuthando Bongela

What does blue-ticking mean for building trust?

How has our digital communication affected our relationship to the concept of seeing each other’s humanity?

The art of being opaque: Why Zeitz should open its books

The alleged improper conduct of the Zeitz MOCAA curator has raised questions about the transparency of a museum that is subsidised with public money

‘It’ was as delightful as it was disconcerting

As the decolonial project progresses, it’s important to learn to look outside of what written responses to colonisation can offer.

The bitter pill of being just to a meanie

After an encounter on the plane Milisuthando Bongela concludes that: “When given the choice to be right or to be kind, always choose to be kind.”

For Winnie

Milisuthando Bongela attempts to put into words who it was that has died

Some histories to keep our interracial friendship honest

"It’s not that I wanted to be white. But I wanted them to accept and like me and I was all too happy to jump through the hoops."

Recalibrating our responses

"In South Africa, fighting occupies the space between everything".

In search of real connections amid all the noise

"In the absence of living on a piece of land with my extended family... I yearn for this kind of connection in my modern life".

Only fools pray for rain, they say

The physical predicaments we experience go far further than what our conditioned minds perceive

The cost of the great masigodukeni

The great end-of-year homecoming is not as simple as ‘I’m back, folks!’

Building bridges over taken land

"Do I go Winnie or Mandela on him? Urrrggghhhh, I’m just trying to get fit, I don’t want to think about racism right now bletty shet".

The intimacies we often forget to politicise

"We had connected on another level, when I had not yet picked up the political lexicon that has ruined some of my other friendships".

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