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Rofhiwa Maneta

Rofhiwa Maneta

    Rixon tackles waste culture, consumerism
    Rixon tackles waste culture, consumerism
    It’s been nearly three years since Cape Town-based artist Thor Rixon dropped his breakout hit Fuk Bread. The one-take, single-shot video...
    Petite Noir breaks borders
    Petite Noir breaks borders
    Yannick Ilunga’s artistry refuses to be any one specific thing. In a 2015 interview with British magazine i-D, the artist, better known as Petite...
    Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
    Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
    Cape Town-based photographer and filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman (23) has a keen focus on the politics of identity and how its various complexities...
    Durban kwaito’s Sugarman
    Durban kwaito’s Sugarman
    For better or worse, Sandy B has always been an artist ahead of his time. In 1994, the Durban-based artist released Amajovi Jovi —...
    My child’s father, the distressed hip-hop head
    My child’s father, the distressed hip-hop head
    Drake has recently had quite a bit of explaining to do.
    Muzi finds his way home
    Muzi finds his way home
    Muzi Mazibuko (27) reclines in his chair and furrows his brow. “That’s not entirely true,” says the Johannesburg-based electronic music...
    Music in search of the way home
    Music in search of the way home
    Johannesburg-based artist Itani Thafeli, better known as Itai Hakim, has always explored the idea of finding and remembering home through his...
    SA’s self-publishing rock stars
    SA’s self-publishing rock stars
    ‘It’s a story about friendship, hair, self-esteem and affirmation,” says Lebohang Masango, author of Mpumi’s Magic Beads, her...
    Double consciousness
    Double consciousness
    British writer Nikesh Shukla’s second novel, Meatspace, opens with an arresting line. “The first and last thing I do every day is see...
    The house that women built
    The house that women built
    A red mist ambles from the distance. It’s Oppikoppi, so it’s early October, and evening is suddening upon the festival. A bass rhythm ignites...
    You didn’t hear wrong
    You didn’t hear wrong
    George Mnguni just wants to make people laugh. “My first love has always been comedy. Everything I do — the music, parodies and skits...
    The art of darkness
    The art of darkness
    ‘I don’t know, it’s probably just the human condition. Maybe we’re all just fucking depressed,” says Charl Blignaut. He throws up his...