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Youlendree Appasamy

Youlendree Appasamy

    Mama Sobukwe's legacy lives on
    Mama Sobukwe's legacy lives on
    Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) Human Sciences graduation ceremony was a flurry of excitement and joy, not only for the students themselves, but for senior staff, management and the Sobukwe family, whose matriarch Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe was posthumously honoured with a degree...
    Veronica Sobukwe's guiding ethos
    Veronica Sobukwe's guiding ethos
    Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe’s life is an amazing testament to the ways in which care was central to the struggle against apartheid. From her days in...
    Mother of Azania carried love in her heart
    Mother of Azania carried love in her heart
    Sacrifice and love. Love is one thing she stuck with and showed to everybody. It wasn’t like you had to be on a certain level or have a title...
    Caring for culture in tangible ways
    Caring for culture in tangible ways
    At a recent walkabout of A Black Aesthetic: A view of South African artists from 1970-1990, curator and gallery manager, Dr Same Mdluli...
    Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
    Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
    Kaliyu-topia, Kiveshan Thumbiran’s MA exhibition, takes a look at South African Indians in post-apartheid South Africa, and remixes...
    National Land Transport Amendment Bill process aims to revamp public transport
    National Land Transport Amendment Bill process aims to revamp public transport
    So many tensions are experienced daily in the South African public transport sector. The amendments proposed in the National Land Transport...
    Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
    Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
    A simple stage, reminiscent of a school hall, set the scene for Shree: I Am Shakti. Two small god lamp areas guard either side.
    The public intimacy of M.I.A.
    The public intimacy of M.I.A.
    When life confronts you with its (our) messiness and contradictions, it’s generally unpleasant. It is sometimes, to quote Sianne Ngai’s work,...
    M.I.A. brings the noize to South Africa
    M.I.A. brings the noize to South Africa
    M.I.A stans wait no more!
    #SameWhatsappGroup: On the politics of memes
    #SameWhatsappGroup: On the politics of memes
    Youlendree Appasamy: So, bbz — memes are these things we seem to use a lot online. Black Twitter aka black people who use...
    Shree Laxmi's walk in the City of Gold
    Shree Laxmi's walk in the City of Gold
    Shree Laxmi has 108 names. She can be Shuchi (the embodiment of purity), Padmakshya (beautiful like the lotus), Kantha (the divine consort of...