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Mpho Moshe Matheolane

Mpho Moshe Matheolane

Mpho Moshe Matheolane is a Motswana from the little town of Mahikeng. He is a budding academic, researcher and writer with interests in art, history, semiotics and law. He sits on the Constitutional Court Artworks Committee – a clear case of serendipity – and is a firm believer in the power of an informed and active citizenry.
The case for the other black woman in ‘Black Panther’
The case for the other black woman in ‘Black Panther’
You know that black woman in Black Panther who helps Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue steal the vibranium at the British Museum? The one who shares a...
A superhero worth the wait
A superhero worth the wait
By now you may have noticed the many reviews of the highly-anticipated film Black Panther based on the Marvel Comics character,...
Black Portraitures III and the lessons of asserting Blackness
Black Portraitures III and the lessons of asserting Blackness
Of all the clearly discernible features of the recent Black Portraitures conference the sheer magnitude and presence of black voices in one place...
​Black Portraitures: Some that missed the mark
​Black Portraitures: Some that missed the mark
Amongst the sometimes overwhelming and incredibly dense line up of themes and panel discussions at the third Black Portraiture[s] conference held...
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum yearns for a tangible utopia
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum yearns for a tangible utopia
In Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s latest exhibition, Beacon, we are introduced to seemingly minimalist work whose thematic offshoots range...
‘Starchitect’ is down to earth in Jo’burg
‘Starchitect’ is down to earth in Jo’burg
A few weeks ago, under the auspices of the ever-expanding Maboneng Precinct, Hallmark House was officially launched in Johannesburg’s Doornfontein area. It was, to be more precise, the launching of the idea of Hallmark House as an intended all-in-one residential place, and I say...
New York: Bicycle city
New York: Bicycle city
The official opening of an initiative called CitiBike share programme was officially launched in New York on May 27. I suppose it...
New York: City existential
New York: City existential
There is something about cities, particularly large ones. They draw you in and feed (on) your hopes and ambitions to a scale, I suspect, that...
The return of Prof Sobukwe
The return of Prof Sobukwe
On the two occasions that I have sat with the Prof, full name Sobukwe Seremane, he has struck the solitary figure of a man who is all too...
What SA's electorate is made of
What SA's electorate is made of
I am all Gupta'd out. The past week had South African media in a frenzy over a wedding, a private plane, a national military airbase and a...
The travesty of Madiba as a gimmick
The travesty of Madiba as a gimmick
Mark Twain once put it that the fear of death follows from the fear of life and that a man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. I...
On being an 'artist'
On being an 'artist'
Every time I have had the privilege of sitting with an artist, be they of the visual, performance or literary fields, I have always...